Dragonflight

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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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User Review  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

A fantasy of dragons, time travel and telepathy. This is a the first in a series, a coming of age book for the young Lessa. Written in 1968, it has a strong female character but still strongly bent ... Read full review

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User Review  - phyllis2779 - LibraryThing

Loved this series. One of the earliest SF books that I fulfilled my feminist leanings. I also remember loaning a copy of this to a guy I knew who hated them and ripped it up. I had to go out and buy a new copy. He wasn't my friend any longer. 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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