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Book Nerilka s Story

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2002-02-26
  • ISBN : 0345454022
  • Pages : 210 pages

Download or read book Nerilka s Story written by Anne McCaffrey and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2002-02-26 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A deadly epidemic was sweeping across Pern! Everyone, holder and dragonrider alike, pitched in to help—except Nerilka’s father, who refused to share Fort Hold’s bounty with the other Holds. So, ashamed of her family and determined to do her part, Nerilka packed up medicines and supplies and sneaked off to aid her people. Her quest to help wherever she was most needed led her finally to Ruatha Hold, where Lord Alessan was frantically preparing the precious serum needed for mass inoculations against the dread plague. Nerilka had long ago abandoned her hope of marriage and a home of her own. Now she found happiness in being useful and appreciated—first the Healers and then Alessan made very clear that they were grateful for her help. She had no idea that her new path would change the course of her life forever!

Book All The Weyrs Of Pern

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-07-31
  • ISBN : 1448152364
  • Pages : 484 pages

Download or read book All The Weyrs Of Pern written by Anne McCaffrey and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-07-31 with total page 484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Let Anne McCaffrey, storyteller extraordinare and New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author, take you on a journey to a whole new world: Pern and discover not only its flora, fauna, population and cultural hierarchy, but the history of an entire civilization. If you like David Eddings, David Gemmell and Douglas Adams, you will love this. **Finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Novel** ** Winner of the HOMer Award for Science Fiction** **Finalist for the Locus Award for Best Novel** 'Anne McCaffrey, one of the queens of science fiction, knows exactly how to give her public what it wants' - THE TIMES 'You have many hours of happy reading ahead.' - ***** Reader Review 'Would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a story to lose yourself in and come out the other end replete.' - ***** Reader Review ******************************************************************** A science fiction classic from a master of the genre. When AIVAS -- the Artificial Intelligence Voice Address System -- was first discovered at Landing, the entire planet of Pern was awed at the knowledge it divulged. All the history of the people of Pern was there. Dragonholders, Lord Holders and Craftmasters crowded into the tiny inner room to learn the secrets of their beginnings. Ana AIVAS had other gifts to offer -- stored information of old crafts that had been forgotten, of medicine, music and technology. But the greatest promise AIVAS offered was the chance to rid Pern of Thread forever. All the great ones of Pern began the long and arduous task of learning just how to operate the incredible plan. This was a plan of such daring and epic proportions that both dragons and riders would be put at risk...

Book The Coelura

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Tor Fantasy
  • Release : 1987-12-15
  • ISBN : 9780812502978
  • Pages : 176 pages

Download or read book The Coelura written by Anne McCaffrey and published by Tor Fantasy. This book was released on 1987-12-15 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Casting aside her duty as the heir to the Ambassador of her world, Lady Caissa refuses to marry a man she despises and flees into the Forbidden Zone, where she meets a handsome injured man and sets a world-changing series of events in motion. Reprint.

Book The Renegades of Pern

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2002-02-26
  • ISBN : 0345454049
  • Pages : 354 pages

Download or read book The Renegades of Pern written by Anne McCaffrey and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2002-02-26 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “[McCaffrey is the] master of the well-told tale.”—Chicago Sun-Times As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky. In exchange for sanctuary in the huge stone fortresses, the people tithed to their Lord Holders, who in turn supported the dragonriders, Pern’s greatest weapon against Thread. But not everyone on Pern was protected. Some, like Jayge’s trader clan, simply preferred the freedom of the roads to the security of a hold. Others, like Aramina’s family, had lost their homes. Regardless of their differences, however, they all feared the outlaws who preyed on holds and holdless alike. The Lady Thella’s renegades are the most dangerous yet—all they need is Aramina, whose telepathic link with dragons can help them evade the dragonrider patrols. But Jayge is out to stop Thella . . .and he will never let her have Aramina.

Book Dragonholder

Download or read book Dragonholder written by Todd McCaffrey and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-12-23 with total page 133 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An enthralling biography of one of the most luminous shining stars of fantasy and science fiction, world builder and dragon master Anne McCaffrey, written by her son, collaborator, and most devoted fan While you’ve been to Pern . . . you haven’t heard the stories behind the stories. I propose to fix that. When Anne McCaffrey’s Hugo Award–winning novella “Weyr Search” appeared in the late 1960s as part of the novel Dragonflight, the science fiction universe was gloriously transformed as readers first experienced the exhilarating thrill of soaring with dragons. With the many Pern novels that followed, McCaffrey steadily won the hearts and unwavering devotion of millions of fans, eventually earning a permanent position on the New York Times bestseller list. Dragonholder celebrates the birth and growth of McCaffrey’s breathtaking literary vision, as well as the momentous events of a life that was in many ways as extraordinary as the worlds and characters that McCaffrey created. No one understands or appreciates McCaffrey’s life and work better than her son, Todd, does. In Dragonholder, her frequent coauthor and avid fan intimately examines his mother’s childhood and early adulthood, the amazing gift of second sight she inherited from her own mother and grandmother, the trials she faced juggling a career and a family during the turbulent sixties, and her rise to literary stardom—and he reveals the events and influences that ultimately gave rise to the myriad wonders of Pern and the other miraculous worlds borne of Anne McCaffrey’s unparalleled imagination.

Book Dragonheart

    Book Details:
  • Author : Todd J. McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2009-10-27
  • ISBN : 0345491157
  • Pages : 545 pages

Download or read book Dragonheart written by Todd J. McCaffrey and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2009-10-27 with total page 545 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The specter of sickness looms over the Weyrs of Pern, felling fire-lizards and threatening their dragon cousins, Pern’s sole defense against the deadly phenomenon that is Thread. Fiona, the young rider of queen dragon Talenth, is about to assume the duties of a Weyrwoman when word spreads that dragons have begun succumbing to the new contagion. As more dragons sicken and die, Weyrleader B’Nik and queen rider Lorana comb Fort Weyr’s archives in a desperate search for clues from the past that may hold the solution to the plague. But could the past itself prove the pathway to salvation for Pern’s imperiled dragons? Guided by a mysterious ally from a wholly unexpected place, and trusting in the dragon gift for transcending time, Fiona will join a risky expedition with far-reaching consequences for both Pern’s future and her personal destiny.

Book Dragonsdawn

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2002-02-26
  • ISBN : 0345453980
  • Pages : 567 pages

Download or read book Dragonsdawn written by Anne McCaffrey and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2002-02-26 with total page 567 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Go back in time and visit Pern like it’s never been seen before in this thrilling prequel about the creation of dragons. The beautiful planet Pern seemed a paradise to its new colonists—until unimaginable terror turned it into hell. Suddenly deadly spores were falling like silver threads from the sky, devouring everything—and everyone—on their path. It began to look as if the colony, cut off from Earth and lacking the resources to combat the menace, was doomed. Then some of the colonists noticed that the small, dragonlike lizards that inhabited their new world were joining the fight against Thread, breathing fire on it and teleporting to safety. If only, they thought, the dragonets were big enough for a human to ride and intelligent enough to work as a team with a rider… And so they set their most talented geneticist to work to create the creatures Pern so desperately needed—Dragons!

Book The Chronicles of Pern  First Fall

Download or read book The Chronicles of Pern First Fall written by Anne McCaffrey and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2002-02-26 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Travel back to the earliest days of Pernese history in this first-ever Dragonriders of Pern short-story collection! Join the original survey team as they explore Pern and decide to recommend it for colonization. Share the terror of the evacuation from the Southern Continent as a flotilla of ships, aided by intelligent, talking dolphins, braves the dreadful currents of the Pernest ocean. Learn how the famous Ruatha Hold was founded, and thrill with the dragonriders as they expand into a second, then a third Weyr. And discover a secret lost in time: the rescue of some of the original colonists before the planet was cut off forever! Building a new life on a distant world, braving the dreaded Thread that falls like silver rain from the sky only to destroy every living thing it touches, flying heroically on the wondrous dragons: The Dragonriders of Pern!

Book A Gift of Dragons

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2002-10-29
  • ISBN : 0345458605
  • Pages : 306 pages

Download or read book A Gift of Dragons written by Anne McCaffrey and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2002-10-29 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than thirty years, Pern has conjured visions of brave men and women mounted upon the backs of dragons. As anyone knows who has been touched by the storytelling magic of Anne McCaffrey, to read of the exotic world of Pern is to inhabit it—and to experience its extraordinary dragons is to soar aloft with them and share their dazzling adventures. Now, A Gift of Dragons brings together three beloved stories and a thrilling new tale of Pern in a single volume illustrated with beautiful artwork by Tom Kidd. In “The Smallest Dragonboy,” Keevan is the youngest dragonrider candidate, determined to impress a dragon when the next clutch of eggs hatches. But what transpires will surprise everyone—Keevan most of all. In “The Girl Who Heard Dragons,” a young girl’s rare ability to communicate with dragons puts her family in danger and will bring her face to face with her greatest fears—and with her most secret desire. The “Runner of Pern” is a girl named Tenna, who follows family tradition by delivering messages—and who will find her destiny on the mossy traces that runners have used for centuries under the dragon-filled sky. And finally, a very special gift: an exciting new Pern adventure, published here for the first time, fresh from the imagination of Anne McCaffrey.

Book The White Dragon

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2002-02-26
  • ISBN : 0345453972
  • Pages : 350 pages

Download or read book The White Dragon written by Anne McCaffrey and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2002-02-26 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume III of The Dragonriders of Pern®, the influential series by sci-fi/fantasy titan Anne McCaffrey Never in the history of Pern has there been a dragon like Ruth. Mocked by other dragons for his small size and pure white color, Ruth is smart, brave, and loyal—qualities that he shares with his rider, the young Lord Jaxom. Unfortunately, Jaxom is also looked down upon by his fellow lords, and by other riders as well. His dreams of joining the dragonriders in defending Pern are dismissed. What else can Jaxom and Ruth do but strike out on their own, pursuing in secret all they are denied? But in doing so, the two friends will find themselves facing a desperate choice—one that will push their bond to the breaking point . . . and threaten the future of Pern itself.

Book Dragon s Time

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2011-06-28
  • ISBN : 0345526414
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read book Dragon s Time written by Anne McCaffrey and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2011-06-28 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Even though Lorana cured the plague that was killing the dragons of Pern, sacrificing her queen dragon in the process, the devastating disease has left too few dragons alive to fight the fall of deadly Thread. As morale at Telgar Weyr plunges in the wake of the widespread loss, and Weyrwoman Fiona and the harper Kindan struggle to keep hope from vanishing, a pregnant Lorana decides she must take drastic steps. Nothing short of manipulating time itself will undo the damage done by the plague. But attempting time travel could have devastating consequences—altering history, and destiny, forever. Now, somehow, Lorana must find a way to accomplish what seems impossible: bending the natural laws of the universe without wreaking havoc on existence itself. To ensure the future of Pern, she’s willing to take the fateful chance—even if it demands yet another, far greater, sacrifice. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey's Sky Dragons.

Book Dragon Harper

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 0552153494
  • Pages : 468 pages

Download or read book Dragon Harper written by Anne McCaffrey and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008 with total page 468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a deadly epidemic sweeps across the land of Pern, only Kindan, a young apprentice to the guild of musicians and teachers known as the Harpers, recognizes the imminent peril and must come up with a way to stop the illness from spreading.

Book Dragonsong

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2023-09-05
  • ISBN : 1665956429
  • Pages : 224 pages

Download or read book Dragonsong written by Anne McCaffrey and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2023-09-05 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fifteen-year-old Menolly allies with magnificent dragons in the first book in the Harper Hall trilogy, set within science fiction legend Anne McCaffrey’s beloved and bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series. For centuries, the world of Pern has faced a destructive force known as Thread. But the number of magnificent dragons who have protected this world and the men and women who ride them are dwindling. As fewer dragons ride the winds and destruction falls from the sky, Menolly has only one dream: to sing, play, and weave the music that comes to her so easily—she wishes to become a Harper. But despite her great talents, her father believes that a young girl is unworthy of such a respected position and forbids her to pursue her dreams. So Menolly runs away, taking shelter in a cave by the sea. Miraculously, she happens upon nine fire lizards that could possibly save her world...and change her life forever.

Book Night Mare

    Book Details:
  • Author : Piers Anthony
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2002-03-26
  • ISBN : 0345454359
  • Pages : 319 pages

Download or read book Night Mare written by Piers Anthony and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2002-03-26 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The danger to Xanth was so great that only a night mare could offer hope! The Nextwave of barbarian warriors was invading Xanth from the north, ravaging and destroying as they advanced. But Mare Imbrium had her own problems. Ever since she had gained the half soul, the night mare had begun to mishandle her job of delivering bad dreams. Now the night Stallion dismissed her, exiling her to the day world with a message for King Trent: Beware the Horseman! She had no idea what that meant. But that was the way with prophetic warnings—nobody could understand them until it was too late. Then she met the Horseman. And she discovered that one who would right a night mare was a master of a bit and spur, and not a man to surrender her. For the night mare, it all began to be a horrible nightmare!

Book Nimisha s Ship

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anne McCaffrey
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2002-02-19
  • ISBN : 0345457501
  • Pages : 383 pages

Download or read book Nimisha s Ship written by Anne McCaffrey and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2002-02-19 with total page 383 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than thirty years, Anne McCaffrey has reigned as one of the premier talents in science fiction and fantasy, flying above the crowd on the glittering wings of such masterworks as The Dragonriders of Pern and Crystal Singer. Now, McCaffrey soars to dizzying unscaled heights in an exciting new world bursting with adventure and romance . . . On Vega III, where the jaded inhabitants pursue lives of malicious intrigue and decadent pleasure, Lady Nimisha Boynton-Rondymense has always been an anomaly. Disdainful of the frivolity of her fellows, she prefers the exciting and challenging world of her father, Lord Tionel, owner and principal starship designer of the famous Rondymense shipyards. Precociously gifted, Nimisha becomes Lord Tionel's secret assistant—and, in the aftermath of a shocking tragedy, his chosen successor at the helm of the shipyards. But supplanting her father's designated body-heir, the callow Lord Vestrin, is a slight that Vestrin and his mother, Lady Vescuya, will not easily forget. Or forgive. Preoccupied with carrying on her father's ambitious plans for the Mark 5, an experimental long-distance cruiser, Nimisha dangerously disregards Vestrin's animosity—until a solo test flight of the Mark 5 goes horribly awry, marooning Nimisha light-years from home on a planet as deadly as it is beautiful. Now, Vestrin and Vescuya are given the chance they've been waiting for: to reclaim the shipyards . . . by any means necessary. Only Nimisha's child, Cuiva—a girl every bit as ingenious as her mother—stands in their way. But for how long? For just when her daughter needs her most, Nimisha is unable to help—and in a precarious situation herself. But Nimisha has never given up in her life—and she's not about to start now . . .

Book Of Modern Dragons  and other essays on Genre Fiction

Download or read book Of Modern Dragons and other essays on Genre Fiction written by John Lennard and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2008 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A volume of essays exploring some of the best genre fiction of the last 40 years.

Book To Be Continued

    Book Details:
  • Author : Hope Apple
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2000-10-10
  • ISBN : 0313095981
  • Pages : 481 pages

Download or read book To Be Continued written by Hope Apple and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2000-10-10 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Keeping track of prolific authors who write fiction series was quite challenging for even the most ardent fan until To Be Continueddebuted in 1995. Noew, readers will be happy that the soon-to-be-released second edition has added 1,600 new books and 400 new series. To Be Continued, Second Edition, maintians the first volume's successful formula that featured concise A-to-Z entries packed with useful information, including titles, publishers, publication dates, genre categories, annotations, and subject terms. Among the genre categories that can be found in To Be Continued are romance, science fiction, crime novel, horror, adventure, fantasy, humor, western, war, Christian fiction, and others.