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Sep 27, 1995
| ISBN 9780345368959
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Feb 26, 2002
| ISBN 9780345454065
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Sep 27, 1995 | ISBN 9780345368959
Feb 26, 2002 | ISBN 9780345454065
Two boys, one of them a dragonrider, re-establish crucial contact with the wise dolphins, the legendary “shipfish” of Pern.
“[Anne] McCaffrey here adds yet another dimension to her colorful and vivid saga by focusing on the attractive dolphins and their highly believable society.”—Publishers WeeklyWhen the first humans came to settle the planet Pern, they did not come alone: intelligence-enhanced dolphins also crossed the stars to colonize Pern’s oceans while their human partners settled the vast continents. But then disaster struck. The deadly silver spores called Thread fell like rain from the sky, and as the human colonists’ dreams of a new, idyllic life shattered into a desperate struggle for survival, the dolphins were forgotten. Now, centuries later, as the dragonriders of Pern prepare to complete the momentous task of ridding their world of Thread forever, T’lion, a young bronze rider, and his friend Readis, son of the Lord Holder of Paradise River Hold, make contact with the legendary “shipfish.” And as the dragonriders grapple with the end of an era, T’lion, Readis, and the dolphins face the start of a new one: reviving the bond between land- and ocean-dwellers—and resurrecting the dreams of the first colonists of Pern.
Anne McCaffrey, one of the world’s most popular authors, is best known for her Dragonriders of Pern® series. She was the first woman to win the two top prizes for science fiction writing, the Hugo and Nebula awards. She was… More about Anne McCaffrey
“McCaffrey here adds yet another dimension to her colorful and vivid saga by focusing on the attractive dolphins and their highly believable society.”—Publishers Weekly
There are dragons all over Anne McCaffrey’s house. Some she’s bought, but many have been made for her by adoring fans and given to her as gifts. I don’t make dragons, of course. But whenever circumstances allow, I do try to bring her American bacon, something she can’t get easily in Ireland, and something which she has taught all her friends there to love, as well! I remember the first time I went to visit her, when she was still living in her old, much smaller but very homey, house. My husband and I arrived at the doorstep, and she immediately began bustling about, frying up some of the bacon we’d brought and sharing a lovely late breakfast with us before sending us off to the hotel for a nap. She made us dinner that night, too–the one and only time in my life that I’ve actually liked shrimp cocktail. Maybe that’s because if you squint your eyes and look sideways, shrimp are kind of dragonlike, and I was eating them in the right company! –Shelly Shapiro, Executive Editor
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