Get Off the Unicorn: Stories

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 9, 2002 - Fiction - 320 pages
A splendid selection of stories from the lady who taught dragons to fly and rockets to sing . . . 

Lady in the Tower
The Rowan was one of a select group of telepaths—a complete Prime, one of only five. Then one day, another Prime appeared mysteriously from the outer boundaries of space, asking for help in a savage battle against evil!

Finder's Keepers
Young Peter had a unique gift which earned him and his mother a little money and gave pleasure to others. Then, one day, an unscrupulous man forced Peter to use his precious gift in a crooked scheme—and Peter grew up fast!

Helva and her new brawn were sent on an especially urgent mission . . . a mission that not only put them both in great danger, but a mission that also caused them to break the ultimate taboo!

The Smallest Dragon Boy
The only thing Keevan wanted in life was to be a dragonrider, just like his father . . . but everything seemed to stand in his way!

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User Review  - phyllis2779 - LibraryThing

I read the stories in this book in the late 70's or early 80's so I barely remembered the book. But I looked them over before I mooched it out and it's interesting how many of them I actually remembered once I just looked at the premise of each story. Read full review

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

This is an enjoyable collection of 14 of McCaffrey's short fiction. Six of the stories are set within the universes of popular series she created. "The Smallest Dragonboy" is set in her popular Pern ... Read full review

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Title Page
A Meeting of Minds
Dull Drums
Weather on Welladay
Authors Preface to The Thorns of Barevi Horse from a Different Sea and The Great
Horse from a Different
The Great Canine Chorus

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Anne McCaffrey, one of the world’s most popular authors, is best known for her Dragonriders of PernŽ series. She was the first woman to win the two top prizes for science fiction writing, the Hugo and Nebula awards. She was also given the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement in Young Adult Fiction, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and was named a Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1926, McCaffrey relocated to Ireland in the 1970s, where she lived in a house of her own design, named Dragonhold-Underhill. She died in 2011.

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