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    Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern Series

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    Post by genkicoll on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:15 pm

    Genki's recommended reading order
    for those new to the world of Pern:



    • Dragonflight
    • Dragonquest
    • - Dragonsong
    • - Dragonsinger
    • - Dragondrums
    • The White Dragon

    These are the first two trilogies of the series, though I have stuck the Harper Hall trilogy in the middle. This is because you will miss a LOT of information and some very special development of characters if you go
    right to the third book of the original Dragonriders of Pern series, The White Dragon.

    To continue with the original characters introduced in these books, you might want to go on to read these next:

    The Girl Who Heard Dragons (a short story, but the main character comes up later books) This story is available by the book of the same name, as well as in the book, A Gift of Dragons. Stopping down to read all 4 stories in A Gift of Dragons would be nice
    All the Weyrs of Pern
    Dolphins of Pern (centers on a new character related to someone you've read about by now, but you'll want to read it before the next book, regardless)
    The Skies of Pern


    From here, it's up to you what order you read them in, depending on your own personal preference.

    Here are the books in
    Chronological order, Pern time:


    • Book or "Short Story"
    • Dragonsdawn
    • The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall (Contains the following four stories:)
    • - "The Dolphins' Bell"
    • - "The Ford of Red Hanrahan"
    • - "The Second Weyr"
    • - "Rescue Run"
    • Red Star Rising (known in the US as Dragonseye)
    • "Ever the Twain"
    • Dragon Heart
    • Dragon Girl
    • Dragon's Time
    • Dragonrider (tentative title)
    • Dragon's Kin
    • Dragon's Fire
    • Dragon Harper
    • Dragonsblood
    • Moreta
    • Nerilka's Story
    • "Beyond Between" Can be found in the book Legends II : new short novels by the masters of modern fantasy
    • Masterharper of Pern
    • Dragonflight
    • Renegades of Pern
    • "Runner of Pern" (In the book, A Gift of Dragons)
    • Dragonquest
    • Dragonsong
    • Dragonsinger
    • Dragondrums
    • "The Impression"
    • "The Smallest Dragonboy" (In the book, A Gift of Dragons)
    • "Ever the Twain" (In the book, A Gift of Dragons)
    • The White Dragon
    • "The Girl Who Heard Dragons" (In the book, A Gift of Dragons, also in a book by the same name)
    • All the Weyrs of Pern
    • Dolphins of Pern
    • The Skies of Pern

    As for the books in quotes, McCaffrey sometimes writes short stories based on Pern, which are published within other books


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    Post by genkicoll on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:21 pm

    We (we being the Dragon Riders - a zoo-building club at Zoo Tek Phoenix) have made a TON of Pern-themed items to go into Zoo Tycoon 1 Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern Series 981981812 ... Including dragon "animals" (meaning that you can exhibit them). There's even an explanation of why they would consent to be in an enclosure in their description! hehe Govegirl will probably recognize the original dragon our Pern dragons are based off of - we can't take credit for the original animations. I worked hard resizing (greens are smaller than golds, Ruth is smaller than any green) and adding babies, plus recoloring and the rest of the team helped with deciding what their exhibit specifications should be, other technical stuff, etc. Very cool for a Pern lover like me!


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    Post by GIs1stluv on Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:15 pm

    I was very sad to hear of her passing. At least her son is still writing in the Pern universe.
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    Post by genkicoll on Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:22 pm

    Oh my goodness, I hadn't heard! OH!
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    Post by GIs1stluv on Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:03 pm

    Yes, she passed on November 21, 2011 due to a stroke.
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    Post by genkicoll on Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:49 pm

    Chronological list updated with the help of Todd McCaffrey's list here:
    http://pernhome.com/tjm/?p=1819

    Thanks, GI's! Offering


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    Post by GIs1stluv on Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:35 pm

    You're welcome Genki Smile
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    Post by ScarletteSpider on Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:59 pm

    Anne was a modern day Bard of epicness! looooooooove her and her books and not just the Pern ones either. She was one of the very few in modern literature that did dragons correctly according to historical lore. In search of someone in Second Life that will make me an avatar that looks like Lessa's big gold lady.
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