Dragonsdawn

Dragonsdawn

Book - 1988
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The beautiful planet Pern seemed a paradise to its new colonists - until unimaginable terror turned it into hell. Suddenly deadly spores were falling like silver threads from the sky, devouring everything - and everyone - in their path. It began to look as if the colony, cut off from Earth and lacking the resources to combat the menace, was doomed. Then some of the colonists noticed that the small, dragonlike lizards that inhabited their new world were joining the fight against Thread, breathing fire on it and teleporting to safety. If only, they thought, 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 : Ballantine Books, 1988
ISBN: 9780345331601
0345331605
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION McCaffrey
Characteristics: 431 p. ; 24 cm

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RichardPaul
Feb 19, 2011

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

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20KBT10
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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