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Post Re: The Dragonriders of Pern discussion group *spoilers*
Oh, perfect Annie! You're a lifesaver! Well, a sanity saver at any rate... I might go and buy one today, though I know that Waterstone's doesn't have that many lol :lol:

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*sigh* Why do bookstores never carry the good books??? WHY????? *chokes a pillow in frustration*

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Post Re: The Dragonriders of Pern discussion group *spoilers*
These are all the books I've read in the series.
** Dragonflight (1968)
** Dragonquest (1971)
** Dragonsong (1976)
** Dragonsinger 1977)
** The White Dragon (1978)
** Dragondrums (1979)
** Moreta: Dragonlady Of Pern (1983)
** Nerilka’s Story (1984)
** Dragonsdawn (1988)
** The Renegades Of Pern (1989)
** All The Weyrs Of Pern (1991)
** The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall (1993)
** The Masterharper Of Pern (1998)
** The Skies of Pern (2001)
** The Dolphins of Pern

** A Gift of Dragons (2002)
This is one book and it includes the following stories:
** The Smallest Dragonboy,
** The Girl Who Heard Dragons,
**The Impression --This one I cannot remember if it's included in this book)
** Runner Of Pern,

Since I still have boxes of my stuff in my daughter's basement, I cannot verify if The Impression is included in A Gift of Dragons.

In regards to “Beyond Between” in: Legends II (anthology edited by Robert Silverberg) I took the book as aloan from the local library. This is the story of what Moreta lived when she went in between during her heroic effort to save lives during the terrible epidemic that almost finished off the inhabitants of Pern. I need to point out that the story is so touching, I cried my eyes out.

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*gives Annie a tissue, just in case* Awww, Annie, don't go crying about it now... Think of all the good she did, going between.

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Post Re: The Dragonriders of Pern discussion group *spoilers*
Wait. How could Moreta have any thoughts when she was between if it only takes three winks for dragon and Rider to freeze to death? That seem kinda... impossible, except for unimportant fleeting thoughts like "I never did the laundry today," or something.

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Post Re: The Dragonriders of Pern discussion group *spoilers*
If they're going someWHERE it only takes 3 winks. If they're going someWHEN it takes longer. Which is why going between time is so much more dangerous than the already dangerous, everday between places.

Remember, when Lessa and Ramoth went between to bring the Weyrs forward, she almost died, because she went back in time so far.

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Post Re: The Dragonriders of Pern discussion group *spoilers*
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Wait. How could Moreta have any thoughts when she was between if it only takes three winks for dragon and Rider to freeze to death? That seem kinda... impossible, except for unimportant fleeting thoughts like "I never did the laundry today," or something.


If I have the chance and the time, I'll go to the library, (it's just across my street) see if they have the book available, photocopy the story and e-mail it to you.

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Post Re: The Dragonriders of Pern discussion group *spoilers*
But Lessa and Ramoth also did it in one jump, not take in seperate intervals like you're supposed to do so the dragon can recuperate.

Oh, did you all notice that a second edition of the Dragonlover's Guide to Pern has been released? It's detailing life on Pern after AIVAS was introduced and Thread was destroyed. It's really very cool, but I'm only sticking with the first edition so I don't get any spoilers for how they manage to do it. And, with the aid of the Guide, I'm finally able to understand not only the complex relationship between dragon and Rider, and how big the dragons actually are, but I can confirm my Threadfall theory!

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"People, sheep: what difference is there to a dragon?"
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Post Re: The Dragonriders of Pern discussion group *spoilers*
It's official. My threadfall theory is correct. I have gone over the charts countless times and did the scientific method on it, and my theory is correct. I just finished All the Weyrs of Pern and now doing First Fall.

What did you all think about how the engines were used? I thought it was very clever, using the engines of the Yokohama to blow the Red Star off its orbit.

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"You give more of yourself when you have an opponent."
"People, sheep: what difference is there to a dragon?"
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Post Re: The Dragonriders of Pern discussion group *spoilers*
I love these books. They are my absolute favorite. I own half of the series, and still working through it. I've read the original series, the ones that focus on Lessa, F'lar, Ramoth, Mnementh, Jaxom and those guys + I own all these as well. I've got to find time to read the rest now that I have a library card

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Post Re: The Dragonriders of Pern discussion group *spoilers*
Well I know a few of you are into this series, and I just wanted to let everyone who's interested know that I finally decided to join in the fun. I just finished the first book (Dragonflight) today and greatly enjoyed it. :D Too bad the local book store is 45 minutes away... and I'm completely out of money... gah.

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Ha ha! I knew you'd like them. I've got all five of the books that pertain directly to Lessa, F'lar, and their family and friends.

You have to read the second one though, as quickly as possible, Dragonquest that book will really throw you in. There is a particular spot that nearly tore my heart out. Out of all the books I've read that one and All the Weyrs of Pern are the only ones that made my cry.

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Oo, if they've drawn you in that much then they must be good. Gah I don't know when I'll be able to go back and get the second one!! Or when I'll have enough money... maybe our library has it, though I doubt it. It's kind of tiny. I am excited to keep reading the series though. :D

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Sorry for the double-post, but it's been a long time and I need to update! :D

Anyway, I got all of the five main books (F'lar/Lessa/etc) and the Dolphins of Pern. I haven't read Dolphins yet and I'm a little over halfway through The Skies of Pern.

These books are awesome, and my favorite characters at the moment are Jaxom and Ruth (The White Dragon and All the Weyrs were my favorite books).

Once I'm done with Skies and Dolphins I'd like to move on to some of the books taking place earlier in time. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

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Well If you haven't read Moreta yet you definitely should, since she is mentioned alot.

And guess what, those are my favorite too! I actually named my first dog Jaxom!

And I have to ask what did you think about what happened in the second book, between Brekke and Kylara(?) I think that was her name, between their dragons I mean? I was soooooo mad at that part. I wished with every part of my being that I could beat Kylara(?)!!

I also cried at the end of the [sorta] fourth one when Masterharper Robinton died and his little firelizard :cry:

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