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Alternate cover edition can be found hereFinally together in one volume, the first three books in the world s most beloved science fiction series, THE DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN, by Anne McCaffrey, one of the great science fiction writers of all time DRAGONFLIGHT, DRAGONQUEST, THE WHITE DRAGON Those who know these extraordinary tales will be able to re visit with Lessa, F lar, Ruth, Lord Jaxon, and all the others And for those just discovering this magical place, there are incomparable tales of danger, deceit, and daring, just waiting to be explored


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  1. Tom Merritt Tom Merritt says:

    I must admit the first volume kept me interested because of the world and I had to turn a blind eye to a small amount of awkwardness and even some rather dates relationship dynamics However by the third volume, The White Dragon all of it is worth it and I ve fallen in love with Pern It s clear that McCaffrey knew the world and its history.mit suffuses through everything that happens I also like that its a world not a series I don t feel pressure to keep going but instead know that whenever I I must admit the first volume kept me interested because of the world and I had to turn a blind eye to a small amount of awkwardness and even some rather dates relationship dynamics However by the third volume, The White Dragon all of it is worth it and I ve fallen in love with Pern It s clear that McCaffrey knew the world and its history.mit suffuses through everything that happens I also like that its a world not a series I don t feel pressure to keep going but instead know that whenever I need a pleasant respite from other worlds, I can easily visit Pern


  2. Sere Sere says:

    The world Anne McCaffrey built is nice, but her view on women the most positive example is of an indipendent resourceful woman who also happens to be very manipulative and revengeful , their subservient role to males, how men always know best, bug the hell out of me I don t know if that s because she wrote those books in the late 60s and 70s or cos her POV is kind of old fashioned regarless of the time she grew up in, but whatever the reason, I cringed quite a lot, especially while reading D The world Anne McCaffrey built is nice, but her view on women the most positive example is of an indipendent resourceful woman who also happens to be very manipulative and revengeful , their subservient role to males, how men always know best, bug the hell out of me I don t know if that s because she wrote those books in the late 60s and 70s or cos her POV is kind of old fashioned regarless of the time she grew up in, but whatever the reason, I cringed quite a lot, especially while reading Dragonflight In the other novels, I didn t wince quite as much I guess tptb told her tone down her POV a little I might readof this saga later, later on I m not ready yet cos her universe is fascinating, but I hope McCaffrey s view on women changed in later novels FYI, this is coming from someone who isn t a fanatic feminist Also There s the thing about the mating dragonflights and how they affect the dragonriders Ikind of don t want to think about it too much.BUT if you re looking for stories about a whole different universe, how people colonized it, chose to live, their traditions etc, then this is the book for you That part was great


  3. Jim Jim says:

    Wow, this takes me back Loved this book when I read it Bought it knowing nothing about it, as part of my membership bundle in The Science Fiction Book Club Ahh, the Days of Yore Looking back, at the beginning the characters seem stiff and cliche, but it loosens up as it goes along The sensibilities of a different generation are seen in the attitudes and personalities of the characters, which seem a bit archaic by modern thinking The start of a epic series of books well worth reading.OK, st Wow, this takes me back Loved this book when I read it Bought it knowing nothing about it, as part of my membership bundle in The Science Fiction Book Club Ahh, the Days of Yore Looking back, at the beginning the characters seem stiff and cliche, but it loosens up as it goes along The sensibilities of a different generation are seen in the attitudes and personalities of the characters, which seem a bit archaic by modern thinking The start of a epic series of books well worth reading.OK, story time In 1993, Anne McCaffrey did live chat on Compu Serve, which no or few authors had ever done Since the online world was a lot smaller in those days, or because it was poorly promoted, I got to chat with Anne and a moderator I think for about 15 minutes ALL BY MYSELF Awkward at first for me at least , since I felt obligated to keep up the conversation I m sure it was disappointing for her having only one fan show up I hardly remember what we talked about now, I wish I d kept a transcript I do remember talking about where characters were headed in their development, and which characters I liked and disliked And other books and authors I liked A fond memory of one of my favorite authors


  4. Desirae Renta Desirae Renta says:

    This book took me from earth to 3000 years in the future where some humans escaped earth s planetary warfare to a planet called Pern Pern is a planet scientifically much like our own except for the erratic red planet that passes by every few hundred years which thrusts a silvery carbon eating menace called thread The settlers befriend creatures called firelizards which breathe fire on the thread destroying it before it destroys every living thing living on Pern Through genetic modification la This book took me from earth to 3000 years in the future where some humans escaped earth s planetary warfare to a planet called Pern Pern is a planet scientifically much like our own except for the erratic red planet that passes by every few hundred years which thrusts a silvery carbon eating menace called thread The settlers befriend creatures called firelizards which breathe fire on the thread destroying it before it destroys every living thing living on Pern Through genetic modification large firelizards were created and named dragons These magnificent creatures born to protect Pern and chose certain people who possessed the right stuff to fight thread and protect the planet.I would recommend this series of books to anyone who loves science fiction Not only are these 3 novels full of suspense and adventure you tend to fall in love with certain characters The relationships of the people are well developed and engaging as we ll as the complex relationships between the people and their awesome dragons Join the DragonRiders warriors, thread fighters, and peace keepers , harpers musicians and educators , and other heroes and heroines as they work to protect Pern and uncover secrets long forgotten.Which color dragon would you impress


  5. Cathy Cathy says:

    Why is this one of my favourite fantasy series of all time Sentient dragons, talking telepathically to their riders People fighting the good fight on dragonback A really cool world Entertaining story telling This is really fun to read Eat your heart out, Christoper Paolini The first 150 pages are a lot of set up and world building I can live with that in such a long running series The romance is mostly non existent They meet, they become a pair due to external circumstances, they seem t Why is this one of my favourite fantasy series of all time Sentient dragons, talking telepathically to their riders People fighting the good fight on dragonback A really cool world Entertaining story telling This is really fun to read Eat your heart out, Christoper Paolini The first 150 pages are a lot of set up and world building I can live with that in such a long running series The romance is mostly non existent They meet, they become a pair due to external circumstances, they seem to be fond of each other eventually and maybe in love and definitely possessive.I can t say how many times I have read this series Pretty much constantly as a teenager Unfortunately I do not have my old paperbacks any, I gave them all away 25 years ago, when I moved This is the first re read since then And it is definitely the very first time I am reading it in the original English And now there are some additional books that I have never read.So, Dragonflight The fun truly starts for me, when Robinton shows up He is one of my favourite characters of the series The three Harperhall books are my favourite story arc as well But first there is this, the beginning of the Dragonriders of Pern.I have questions now that I didn t ask in the early 80s, when I read this for the first time view spoiler One is the shaking thing What is with that F lar pretty much expects Lessa to obey him without question and likes to shake her into submission, when she doesn t Ok, there is an instance of affectionate shaking as well Whatever that is supposed to be How Lessa didn t develop whiplash remains a mystery.Everybody seems committed to not telling her anything of importance I am not sure why they don t talk with each other and explain things to her like she is an adult I guess this was McCaffrey s way of creating drama suspense Then there is the pink elephant in the room lack of consent Whatever happens, takes place in the off and is not explicit or ever discussed indepth One presumes that consent wasn t given Did it bother me as a teenager No Would it be considered rape in the present Yes, probably Hard to say without actually being in the scene It does sound like it though Does the character that took that action feel remorse Yes, however he had no choice in the matter of the act But he could have forewarned his wronged counterpart Guilty by omission Did it bother me massively in the course of reading the story now No again I am still debating that with myself I guess nostalgia won hide spoiler If this had been my first read, I might have given it three stars Or 3.5 stars, rounded up Anyway, nostalgia demands 4 stars, despite the above Yes, I will read Dragonquest and The White Dragon


  6. Fredrick Danysh Fredrick Danysh says:

    This volume contains three separate novels relating to Pern and its dragons In Dragonflight it has been so long since Thread have fallen that some Lords no longer want to support the wyers F lar and Lessa create a new legends of what the dragon can do Dragonquest is the story of trying to reach the red star A rare white dragon is born and in an unheard of action bonds with Jaxon, the young Lord Holder of Ruatha.


  7. Nick Nick says:

    Pretty standard pulp fantasy with a bit of a sci fi bent Entertaining a good read, but nothing tremendous Dragonflight begins the Pern series, and Dragonquest picks up pretty much right where Dragonflight leaves off, but The White Dragon takes place several years and 3 books later, so it can be somewhat jarring if you haven t read the Harper trilogy the 3 intervening books Strong points all 3 books 1 Generally likeable main characters who cooperate well against external threats In th Pretty standard pulp fantasy with a bit of a sci fi bent Entertaining a good read, but nothing tremendous Dragonflight begins the Pern series, and Dragonquest picks up pretty much right where Dragonflight leaves off, but The White Dragon takes place several years and 3 books later, so it can be somewhat jarring if you haven t read the Harper trilogy the 3 intervening books Strong points all 3 books 1 Generally likeable main characters who cooperate well against external threats In this respect, the dynamics are somewhat like Lord of the Rings, where the good guys need to work in perfect harmony Denethor Boromir excepted to overcome their obstacles Contrast that to the Wheel of Time books, where the good guys problems stem not only from external sources, but from mistrusting each other, infighting, failing to share vital information, and general petty squabbling amongst themselves.2 Good pacing Generally the plots move along well, and almost every scene except some in White Dragon,on that later moves one orof the plotlines forward.3 Awesome job of handling time travel Saying anywould be a spoiler, but it was really well done One of my favorite aspects of the books.Weak points 1 A fair amount of implausibility Not a big deal for me, but for some people it is It seems difficult to believe that Thread could perfectly survive the heat of entering Pern s atmosphere from space, then be incinerated by dragonfire Also, the energy requirements to keep teleporting dragons around would probably denude the planet But like I said, not a big deal for me.2 White Dragon only There s a little too much Jaxom is horny stuff It is pretty realistic, because 18 year old guys pretty much spend all day just being horny and checking out women, but I actually found it distracting at a couple of points


  8. Jay Glasgow Jay Glasgow says:

    This book was a very huge disappointment This series is what led me to detest Anne McCafrey The dialogue was poor and contrived, the diction was everywhere, ornate one second, and layman s the next second Throughout all three books, I did read them all sadly, there was no growth whatsoever The people didn t change, no one got better Even the sentient dragons were stagnant from birth in action and character There was little plot besides the worms eating crops, and the discovery of a pla This book was a very huge disappointment This series is what led me to detest Anne McCafrey The dialogue was poor and contrived, the diction was everywhere, ornate one second, and layman s the next second Throughout all three books, I did read them all sadly, there was no growth whatsoever The people didn t change, no one got better Even the sentient dragons were stagnant from birth in action and character There was little plot besides the worms eating crops, and the discovery of a planet like mars dropping the worms For a fantasy novel with dragon pterodactyl thingy riding, spaceships and terrorizing planets, you would think the threat to the world would be somethingthan a tiny silver worm that ate crops Even the inter political strife within the dragon rider order took place with maybe twenty pages, it happened, there was a bad guy, then it was resolved, quickly, and nothing really happened because of it This was terrible Save yourself the trouble and don t read this If you re truly curious, just get the first book by itself, and watch the 1940 s feminist movement again with pterodactyl dragons thrown in sounds good, but isn t


  9. Tim Tim says:

    I had not read any of these books in something like 25 years and only had the vaguest of memories of what the books were about I knew there were dragons obviously and they were used to destroy something called Thread that fell from the sky but that was about it, and that I enjoyed the books as a kid So it was with great enthusiasm that I revisited the series with this handy collection that covers the first three novels in the Pern series I was surprised to discover it was a science fiction I had not read any of these books in something like 25 years and only had the vaguest of memories of what the books were about I knew there were dragons obviously and they were used to destroy something called Thread that fell from the sky but that was about it, and that I enjoyed the books as a kid So it was with great enthusiasm that I revisited the series with this handy collection that covers the first three novels in the Pern series I was surprised to discover it was a science fiction series and not fantasy, despite the trappings this isn t a medieval society in a made up kingdom, it s actually the story of humanity after they had gone to the stars and colonized other worlds and lost the technological know how from days past Pern is a world where society had declined and stagnated and was only just beginning to find the lost secrets of the past again While they are able to breath fire, the titular dragons are genetically engineered creatures, not the mythological beasts that typically frequent these kinds of books All that said, I had a blast reading these books again Anne McCaffrey seems like an author whose works I should revisit now as an adult


  10. Dj Dj says:

    This isn t the first time I have read this series of books, hell not even the second or third It is interesting to me, how some books I read back in the days of High School, don t hold up as well the older I get Others though hold up well to the test of time, Dragonriders is one of those Each time I read a book, no matter what the book is, I find myself discovering new things, or remembering things that had slipped my mind in regards to the book It is always fun when these discovery s add to This isn t the first time I have read this series of books, hell not even the second or third It is interesting to me, how some books I read back in the days of High School, don t hold up as well the older I get Others though hold up well to the test of time, Dragonriders is one of those Each time I read a book, no matter what the book is, I find myself discovering new things, or remembering things that had slipped my mind in regards to the book It is always fun when these discovery s add to the enjoyment of a book This is the case with the Dragonrider series I have once again come away feeling upbeat after reading the three books the first three written in the series and impressed with McCaffrey s ability as a wordsmith While her science is light it is acceptable on the level that it is presented, this book ischaracter and interaction driven and makes full use of that Maybe not as heavy duty as Dune or Lord of the Rings in that regard, but still quite able to stand on its own and hold a place as a classic