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Ballantine Books, 1986 - Fiction - 320 pages
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At a time when the number of Dragonriders has fallen too low for safety and only one Weyr trains the creatures and their riders, the Red Star approaches Pern, threatening it with disaster.

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Review: Dragonflight (Pern (Publication Order) #1)

User Review  - J. Lawrence - Goodreads

I liked the first book in the series a lot. Well crafted characters, customs, and world. It is also refreshingly clean. There is no smut or crap to wade through to find a delightful story line. A must ... Read full review

Review: Dragonflight (Pern (Publication Order) #1)

User Review  - Don Bradshaw - Goodreads

Read as a Buddy read with Vivian. This was my second flight back to Benden Weyr and it was just as amazing now as it was when I was a teen. F'lar and F'nor are still as hot as ever especially in their ... Read full review

About the author (1986)

Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 1, 1926. She received a degree in Slavonic languages from Radcliffe College. She worked in advertising for Helena Rubenstein from 1947 to 1952. Her first publication was a short story in Science Fiction Magazine, and her first novel, Restoree, was published in 1967. She is a well-known author of over 100 books, mostly science fiction, including the Dragonriders of Pern series, the Crystal Singer series, Acorna's Children series, The Twins of Petaybee series, and Barque Cats series. She won numerous awards including the Hugo Award for Best Novella for the short story Weyr Search in 1968 and the Nebula Award for Best Novella for Dragonrider in 1969. In 2006, she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. She has also written books under the pseudonym Jody Lynn. She died of a stroke on November 21, 2011 at the age of 85.

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