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A young singer faces an uncertain future when his voice breaks. But when he comes into contact with dragons his life takes a different path. Part of the Dragonriders of Pern series, and the Harper Hall trilogy.

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The White Dragon
A young dragonrider impresses an unusual white dragon with interesting abilities. Part of the Dragonriders of Pern series.

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A young woman becomes an apprentice at the Harper Hall, along with her fire lizards. The second book in the Harper Hall series, set in the Pern universe.

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Menolly wants to be a Harper, but her parents do not approve of her musical ambitions. The first book in the Harper Hall series, set in the Pern universe.

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As deadly Thread threaten the planet, a dragonrider looks for a better solution to the problem. Part of the Dragonriders of Pern series.

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Destructive Thread falls from the sky, threatening the planet. A kitchen girl hopes her bond with a dragon will help her save the world. The first novel in the Pern series.

Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey was noted for her Pern series of science fantasy books, in which riders formed telepathic bonds with dragons in order to defeat an alien threat. Set on a colony planet that had reverted to an older form of civilisation, the stories had the feel of medieval fantasy with dragons and smaller communities, whilst being based on a science fiction premise.

Anne McCaffrey was an Irish American writer born in America who later moved to Ireland. She was a prolific author, and her books have received a number of literary awards.

Book Reviews


Dragon's Time
2 star rating
Will time travel provide the answer for the dragons and dragonriders of Pern in their continuing battle against Thread?
Released in 2011.

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The Ship Who Searched
3 star rating
Tia is a girl trapped in the body of a spaceship.
Released in 1992.

Similar Works

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Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven
Space exploration features heavily in this collection of short stories.

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Time Future by Maxine McArthur
In a space station in the far future, Commander Halley lives at a time when humans are no longer the dominant species. The first in the Time Future series.