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Pern was a beautiful planet, Earth-like enough to feel like home, yet unspoiled by the industrial development and interstellar wars that had ravaged the other planets of humankind. And the few thousand colonists who came to Pern intended to keep it that way. They staked their claims on the land and settled down to build a low-tech, agricultural paradise on the world they had loved at first sight. Then disaster struck. Deadly spores fell like silver threads from the sky, devouring everything and everyone in their path. Fire and water could destroy the thread, but the colonists could not keep up with their relentless attacks. At this rate the colony would not survive. However, the colonists noticed that the small dragon-like lizards that inhabited their new world were joining the fight against the thread, breathing fire on it and then teleporting to safety. If only 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!
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, c1988
ISBN: 9780345453983
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (431 p.)


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Feb 19, 2011

Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey c – 1989 ---- A good read Story of landing and learning to survive Pern – Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

Aug 19, 2010

This is one of my favorite Pern novels, if only because it delves into Pernese origins. More sci-fi than the others with actual space travel, and more techy than the others, it follows the path of the creation of dragons and the advent of the first dragon riders. A plus for people who can't keep track of characters in a series, these are all new folks. Enjoyable, truly readable.

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