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Anne McCaffrey - The Survivors
To escape extermirnation by ther heavywold colleagues, Kai, Varian and ther companions sought refuge in the suspended animation of cryogenic sleep. Now time has elapsed - how much is hard to tell, but at least two generations - and THE SURVIVORS emerge from their hibernation. Ireta, the Dinosaur Planet, is much changed. The Hevyworlders have regressed to primitive barbarity. Much necessary life-support equipment has malfunctioned or disappeared. The very face of Ireta has altered.
Anne McCaffrey - The Skies of Pern
It is a time of hope and regret, of endings and beginnings. The Red Star, that celestial curse whose eccentric orbit was responsible for Thread, has been shifted to a harmless orbit, and the current Threadfall will be the last. Technological marvels are changing the face of life on Pern, and the dragonriders, led by F’lessan, son of F’lar and Lessa and rider of bronze Golanth, and Tia, rider of green Zaranth, must forge a new place for themselves in a world that may no longer need them. But change is not easy for everyone. There are those who will stop at nothing to keep Pern and its people pure. And now a brand-new danger looms from the skies and threatens a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions. Once again, the world looks to the dragons and their riders to save the world. But now, as the friendship of F’lessan and Tia begins to bloom into something more, unforeseen tragedy strikes: a tragedy destined to forever change the future–not just of the two young lovers, but of every human and dragon on Pern . . .
Anne McCaffrey - Histoire de Nerilka
L'épidémie ravage la planète Pern. Tous les habitants se mobilisent pour affronter la catastrophe. Seul Tolocamp, Seigneur régnant du Fort de Fort, refuse de porter secours à ses voisins. Nerilka, sa fille, a honte de cette attitude. Un jour elle se décide : elle emballe quelques médicaments et se glisse hors du Fort. Elle n'a plus rien à faire avec sa famille. Elle veut aider son peuple. Où pourra-t-elle se rendre utile ? Sa quête l'entraîne jusqu'au Fort de Ruatha, où le Seigneur Alessan prépare à la hâte le précieux sérum qui sauvera les gens. Une femme s'est déjà sacrifiée pour lutter contre le mal. Et maintenant Nerilka est prête. Il y a longtemps qu'elle a abandonné l'espoir de se marier et de fonder un foyer. Maintenant elle veut trouver le bonheur en se rendant utile. Elle ne sait pas encore que son choix va changer le cours de sa vie !
Anne McCaffrey - The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall
Here are five gripping episodes of early Pern -- from the very first space survey recommending colonisation, to the last, where the early world, its young dragon culture undetected, is condemned to be isolated in space. Here is the saga of the mass evacuation from the volcanic southern continent, an entire group of people moved across the dangerous seas, guarded and guided by a flotilla of dolphins. Here, too, is the story of the creation of Ruatha Hold -- a mammoth undertaking in the early days of Pern. And here is one of the most fascinating dragon tales ever written by Anne McCaffrey, when Fort Weyr was the only weyr, and when dragonriders and dragons were overcrowded to danger point. As the news broke of three fresh weyrs to be established, a young girl, Torene, came to realize that her dragon could be the next Queen of the newly formed Benden Weyr.
Anne McCaffrey - To Ride Pegasus
They were extraordinary people who read minds, healed bodies, diverted disasters, foretold the future—and became pariahs in their own land. Molly was a nurse whose hands could heal far better than most modern medical treatments. Charity, a hooker with a heart of gold, had extrasensory skills that put her other talents to shame. Barbara could locate a crook on the lam as easily as she could find a missing pair of glasses…and she could also drive the Police Commissioner right up the wall. Dorotea was a perfect baby in every way—and a little more perfect in some ways, since she could screen others for hidden Talents while she was still in diapers. Amalda at 22 had the voice of an angel and the as-yet-untrained powers to broadcast emotions that could control thousands…In the wrong hands, she could become a lethal weapon. They were the Talented—an elite cadre that had stepped out of the everyday human race…to enter their own!
Jody Lynn Nye - Anne McCaffrey - The Dragonlover's Guide to Pern
An indispensable companion guide to the wonderful world of Anne McCaffrey and her dragons. Guaranteed to enrich every armchair traveler's journey into McCaffrey's legendary world, this illuminating guide leaves no stone in Pern unturned! Both faithful fans and newcomers will relish the fascinating history and lore of . . . THE DRAGONS: How they developed from little fire-lizards into the huge telepathic creatures that carry human riders and fight Thread THE PEOPLE: How they live, the clothes they wear, the food they eat THE PLACES: What to see and do in individual Holds and Weyrs THREAD: Its appearance and behavior, the threat it poses, and ways to combat it UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE RENEGADES OF PERN, ALL THE WEYRS OF PERN, THE CHRONICLES OF PERN: FIRST FALL, AND THE DOLPHINS OF PERN
Anne McCaffrey - Pegasus in Space
In a triumphant career spanning more than thirty years, Anne McCaffrey has won the devotion of millions of fans. Now she has written the exciting and long-awaited addition to her classic Pegasus series--and the perfect link to her bestselling Rowan saga . . . For an overpopulated Earth whose resources are strained to the breaking point, there is only one place to look for relief: straight up. With the successful completion of the Padrugoi Space Station, humanity has at last achieved its first large-scale permanent presence in space. But there are those who, for motives of their own, want Padrugoi to fail. Standing in their way are the Talented, men and women gifted with extraordinary mental powers that have made them as feared as they are respected--and utterly indispensable to the colonization effort. Now, as sabotage and attempted murder strike the Station, it's up to the Talented to save the day. Only who is going to save the Talented? Pegasus in Space is the tale of Peter Reidinger, first Tower Prime!
Anne McCaffrey - Nimisha's Ship
On Vega III, Lady Nimisha Boynton-Rondymense loves the challenging world of her father, Lord Tionel, owner and principal starship designer of the famous Rondymense Ship Yards. Precociously gifted, Nimisha becomes his secret assistant--and, in the aftermath of a shocking tragedy, his chosen successor at the helm of the Ship Yards. When Nimisha takes an experimental ship on a solo test flight, something goes horribly awry, marooning her light-years from home on a planet as deadly as it is beautiful. Now the ruthless members of a rival branch of the Rondymense family are given the chance they've been waiting for: to reclaim the Ship Yards by any means necessary. Only Nimisha's ingenious child, Cuiva, stands in their way. But for how long? For just when her daughter needs her most, Nimisha is in a precarious situation herself--and unable to help. But Nimisha has never given up in her life--and she's not about to start now . . .
Anne McCaffrey - Les rénégats de Pern
Il y a les exclus. Celui qui a tué un homme. Celle qui a volé du pain. Celui qui a été maudit par son père. Il y a les errants. Le peintre qui parcourt le continent, cherchant l'inspiration. Le chevalier qui a perdu la tête à la mort de son dragon. Les caravaniers comme les parents de Jayge, qui vont de Fort en Fort. Il y a Thella la rebelle, qui refuse le mari choisi par son frère et s'enfuit dans la montagne. Trop paresseux pour se creuser un Fort ? Trop orgueilleux pour jurer allégeance ? En tout cas, ils vivent dans un monde vaste et beau et veulent en voir le plus possible. Mais quand reviennent les Fils, ils n'ont pas de murs pour les protéger. La colère gronde et Thella fonde la bande des renégats. Un idéal de violence et, pour certains, une espérance. Thella est destructrice. Un jour, elle s'en prend à la famille de Jayge. Et ça, c'est trop pour Jayge. Anne McCaffrey voyage dans l'histoire de Pern. "La Dame aux dragons "se passe mille ans avant, "Les renégats de Pern" reviennent au temps du "Dragon blanc". Une incroyable quantité d'espace-temps où les relations humaines se nouent dans toutes les dimensions.
Anne McCaffrey - A Gift of Dragons
For more than thirty years, Pern has conjured visions of brave men and women mounted upon the backs of dragons. As anyone knows who has been touched by the storytelling magic of Anne McCaffrey, to read of the exotic world of Pern is to inhabit it—and to experience its extraordinary dragons is to soar aloft with them and share their dazzling adventures. Now, A Gift of Dragons brings together three beloved stories and a thrilling new tale of Pern in a single volume illustrated with beautiful artwork by Tom Kidd. In “The Smallest Dragonboy,” -Pern (Publication Order) #4.5- Keevan is the youngest dragonrider candidate, determined to impress a dragon when the next clutch of eggs hatches. But what transpires will surprise everyone—Keevan most of all. In “The Girl Who Heard Dragons,” -Pern (Publication Order) #8.5- a young girl’s rare ability to communicate with dragons puts her family in danger and will bring her face to face with her greatest fears—and with her most secret desire. The “Runner of Pern” -Pern (Publication Order) #15.5- is a girl named Tenna, who follows family tradition by delivering messages—and who will find her destiny on the mossy traces that runners have used for centuries under the dragon-filled sky. And finally, a very special gift: an exciting new Pern adventure, published here for the first time, fresh from the imagination of Anne McCaffrey. “Ever the Twain” -Pern (Publication Order) #16.5-
Anne McCaffrey - Pegasus in Flight
As director of the Jerhattan Parapsychic Center, telepath Rhyssa Owen coordinated the job assignments for psychically gifted Talents. And though she had her hands full dealing with the unreasonable demand for kinetics to work on the space platform that would be humankind's stepping-stone to the stars, she was always ready to welcome new Talents to the Center. Feisty and streetwise, twelve-year-old Tirla used her extraordinary knack for languages to eke out a living in the Linear developments, where the poor struggled to make ends meet and children were conscripted or sold into menial work programs. Young Peter, paralyzed in a freak accident, hoped someday to get into space where zero gravity would enable him to function more easily. Both desperately needed help only other Talents could provide. With the appearance in her life of one extraordinary man with no measurable Talent at all, Rhyssa suddenly found herself questioning everything she thought she knew about her people. And when two Talented children were discovered to have some very unusual -- and unexpected -- abilities, she realized that she would have to reassess the potential of all Talentkind...
Anne McCaffrey - The White Dragon
Never had there been as close a bonding as the one that existed between the young Lord Jaxom and his extraordinary white dragon, Ruth. Pure white and incredibly agile, Ruth possessed remarkable qualities. Not only could he communicate with the iridescent, fluttering fire lizards, but he could fly. Back in time to any WHEN with unfailing accuracy. Nearly everyone else on Pern thought Ruth was a runt who would never amount to anything, but Jaxom knew his dragon was special. In secret they trained to fight against the burning threads from the Red Planet, to fly Back in time as well as Between, and finally their close and special union was to result in the most startling and breathtaking discovery of all... THE WHITE DRAGON is one of the most unforgettable episodes in Anne McCaffrey's world-famous Chronicles of Pern.
Anne McCaffrey - Jody Lynn Nye - Treaty at Doona
The peace between humans and cat-like aliens on the unspoiled planet Doona has been hard won. Now a new race of aliens arrives, bringing with them promises of new technology and trade. But the devastating accusation that these newcomers once destroyed life on another planet puts the residents of Doona in peril.
Anne McCaffrey - Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern
Some fourteen hundred turns after men first came to Pern rode Moreta, on her great golden dragon, Orlith. It was towards the end of the Pass of the Red Star -- a time when every living creature on Pern was threatened by Threadfall -- when the courage and daring of dragons and their riders was all that kept the planet from extinction. And then, at the height of the battle against Thread, came a new and terrible evil. Moreta, in one last superhuman endeavour, was to save her people, and become the greatest legend of dragonlore until the end of time.
Anne McCaffrey - Dragonflight
The men who rode the dragons were a breed apart. Chosen when the dragons were first hatched, they became soulmates for life with the huge, magnificent beasts they controlled - the green, blue, brown and bronzes - beautiful - terrible - the only creatures who could defend the planet Pern from the blood-red star. But without the Queen, the dragons would become extinct. Only the gigantic, golden Queen could breed the new flights. And the Queen was fading... dying... leaving behind one last, huge, golden egg. Dragonflight is the first book in Anne McCaffrey's world-famous Chronicles of Pern and has been in print since its first publication in hardcover 30 years ago.
Anne McCaffrey - Nerilka's Story
A deadly epidemic was sweeping across Pern! Everyone, holder and dragonrider alike, pitched in to help -- except Nerilka's father, who refused to share Fort Hold's bounty with the other Holds. So, ashamed ofher family and determined to do her part, Nerilka packed up medicines and supplies and sneaked off to aid her people. Her quest to help wherever she was most needed led her finally to Ruatha Hold, where Lord Alessan was frantically preparing the precious serum needed for mass inoculations against the dread plague. Nerilka had long ago abandoned the hope of marriage and a home of her own. Now she found happiness in being useful and appreciated -- first the Healers and then Alessan made very clear that they were grateful for her help. She had no idea that her new path would change the course of her life forever!
Anne McCaffrey - Dragonsdawn
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!
Anne McCaffrey - Decision at Doona
Doona was a jewel of a planet -- a pastoral paradise with rivers, lakes, mountains and seas. The Hrrubans needed it to revitalise their decadent race, to give it back something of the old pioneering spirit. The Terrans needed it as an overspill from the hysterical crowding of Earth, a place to breathe and move without restrictions. So they both sent a colonising party -- and they both began to think of Doona as Home. And then one day the smooth-skinned, two-legged mammal known as Man came face to face with the furry, four-pawed mammal known as Hrruban...
Anne McCaffrey - Jody Lynn Nye - Crisis on Doona
Over twenty-five years ago, the first humans came to the beautiful, unspoiled planet called Doona. Their initial survey had ignored one important fact: They were not alone. The alien, cat-like Hrrubans had settled there first. This conflict led to the Decision at Doona - a twenty-five-year experiment in cohabitation...
Anne McCaffrey - The Wings of Pegasus
As director of the Jerhattan Parapsychic Center, telepath Rhyssa Owen coordinated the job assignments for psychically gifted Talents. And though she had her hands full dealing with the unreasonable demand for kinetics to work on the space platform that would be humankind's stepping-stone to the stars, she was always ready to welcome new Talents to the Center. Feisty and streetwise, twelve-year-old Tirla used her extraordinary knack for languages to eke out a living in the Linear developments, where the poor struggled to make ends meet and children were conscripted or sold into menial work programs. Young Peter, paralyzed in a freak accident, hoped someday to get into space where zero gravity would enable him to function more easily. Both desperately needed help only other Talents could provide. With the appearance in her life of one extraordinary man with no measurable Talent at all, Rhyssa suddenly found herself questioning everything she thought she knew about her people. And when two Talented children were discovered to have some very unusual and unexpected abilities, she realized that she would have to reassess the potential of all Talentkind...
Anne McCaffrey - Dragonquest
Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads began falling again. So the bold dragonriders took to the skies and their magnificent dragons swirled and swooped in space, belching flames that destroyed the shimmering strands before they reached the ground. But F'lar knew he had to find a better way to protect the peoples and lands of Pern, and he had to find it before the rebellious Oldtimers could breed any more dissent...before his brother F'nor would be foolhardy enough to launch another suicide mission...and before the mercurial fire lizards could cause even more trouble.
Anne McCaffrey - All the Weyrs of Pern
For generations, the dragonriders had dedicated their lives to fighting Thread, the dreaded spores that periodically rained from the sky to ravage the land. On the backs of their magnificent telepathic dragons they flew to flame the deadly stuff out of the air before it could reach the planet's surface. But the greatest dream of the dragon riders was to find a way to eradicate Thread completely, so that never again would their beloved Pern be threatened with destruction. Now, for the first time, it looked as if that dream could come true. For when the people of Pern, led by Masterharper Robinton and F'Lar and Lessa, Weyrleader and Weyrwoman of Benden Weyr, excavated the ancient remains of the planet's original settlement, they uncovered the colonist's voice-activated artificial intelligence system - which still functioned! And the computer had incredible news for them: There was a chance - a good chance - that they could, at long last, annihilate Thread once and for all!
Anne McCaffrey - Margaret Ball - The Unicorn Girl
"Something's Alive In There!" She was just a little girl, with a tiny horn in the center of her forehead, funny-looking feet, beautiful silver hair, and several curious powers: the ability to purify air and water, make plants grow, and heal scars and broken bones. A trio of grizzled prospectors found her drifting in an escape pod amid the asteroids, adopted her, and took her to the bandit planet Kezdet, a place where no questions are asked and the girl might grow up free. But Kezdet has its own dark secret. The prosperity of the planet is based on a hideous trade in child slave labor, administered by "The Piper" -- a mystery man with special plans for Acorna and her powers. But free little girls have a way of growing into freedom-loving young women, and Acorna has special plans all her own. . .
Anne McCaffrey - The Masterharper of Pern
In a time when no Thread has fallen for centuries - when, indeed, many are beginning to dare hope that Thread will never fall again - a boy is born to Harper Hall. His name is Robinton, and he is destined to be one of the most famous and beloved leaders Pern has ever known. The son of Petiron, renowned composer, and Merelan, one of Pern's most gifted singers, Robinton is a prodigy from birth. As a child, he is already composing music that the apprentice and journeyman harpers play with delight. And he also discovers another gift: he has the ability to speak with the dragons, who tend to reach out telepathically only to their riders. But not everyone appreciates his talents. His own father, driven by jealousy, spurns the boy. And far to the north, in the High Reaches, trouble is brewing in the form of a despotic holder, Fax, who hates harpers in general - and Robinton in particular. It is a perilous time for harpers. They sing of Thread, yet more and more people are beginning to doubt the return of that deadly scourge. They teach reading, writing, and history, yet Fax is determined to keep his growing area of influence free of the learning that might sow unrest. And they extol the dragonriders whom many view increasingly as a drain on the resources of the Holds. Now harpers are being turned away from holds; and, worse yet, they are being derided, attacked, even beaten. It is in this climate of unrest that Robinton will come into his own. For despite the tragedies that beset his own life, he continues to believe in music and in the dragons, and he is determined to save his beloved Pern from itself . . . so that the dragonriders can be ready to fly against the dreaded Thread when at last it returns!
Anne McCaffrey - The Coelura
The Lady Caissa, heir to the Ambassador of the Federated Sentient Planets to the world Demeathorn, had grown up knowing that she owed her sire obedience and unconditional loyalty. She was expected to do her duty, even to the extent of entering into a marriage alliance she did not understand with a man she despised. Lady Caissa, beautiful, rich, and well-educated, had never learned the great secret of Demeathorn, although she was about to be caught in its spell. In the aftermath of disastrous diplomatic negotiations, she fled north toward interdicted territory. A distress signal from deep within the forbidden zone drew her to a rocky island where she would encounter a man alone: intense, handsome, and severely injured in the crash of his antique flyer. Lady Caissa did not know it, but she had just set in motion events which would determine the fate of her family, her planet...and her happiness.
Anne McCaffrey - Moreta, a Pern sárkányúrnője / Nerilka története
Titokzatos betegség üti fel a fejét a Pernen, és a legelszigeteltebb zugokat kivéve mindenhová eljut. A bolygót sosem látott, végzetes katasztrófa fenyegeti, hisz ha a sárkánylovasok nem képesek kirepülni a szál ellen, akkor a parazita kíméletlenül elpusztít minden vele érintkező életformát. A Pern sorsa Moreta sárkányúrnő és egy maroknyi önfeláldozó önkéntes kezében van. A legnagyobb akadályt azonban nem a szálhullás vagy a betegség, hanem az idő legyőzése jelenti… A halálos járvány idején alaglakó és sárkánylovas egyaránt összefog – ám Nerilka apja nem hajlandó megosztani másokkal készleteit. Lánya azonban elszökik, hogy segítsen a népén. Végül Ruatha alagba jut, ahol Alessan nagyúr erejét megfeszítve próbálja előállítani a járvány megfékezéséhez szükséges oltóanyagot. Kötetünkben az írónő visszaviszi az olvasót a Pern egy korábbi történelmi időszakába, és elmeséli a bolygó két legigazabb és legvitézebb hősnőjének történetét.
Anne McCaffrey - Pegazus nyergében
Katasztrófákat előznek meg, gondolatokat olvasnak, kézrátétellel gyógyítanak, megmondják a jövendőt - ők a pszik, a különleges parapszichológiai képességekkel megáldott Tehetségek, akik soha nem tudnak beilleszkedni a társadalomba, mert a társadalom nem engedi. Ezért aztán létrehozzák a maguk társadalmát. Jelképük a Pegazus lesz, a fantázia szárnyas paripája, amelyről, ha sikerül megülni, nem lehet leszállni. A mágikus erőkkel bíró Tehetségektől egyesek tartanak, mások pedig megpróbálják saját céljaik szolgálatába állítani őket, s megkezdődik az élethalál harc...
Anne McCaffrey - Dragonsong
"Menolly longs to see a dragon, but even more, she wants to be a Harper -to sing, play, and write the tunes that come so naturally to her. To escape her father's edict of banishment from singing because she is a girl, Menolly runs away and seeks refuge in a cave. There she becomes friends with nine fire lizards, small relatives of the huge dragons, and teaches them to sing… McCaffrey uses great imaginative powers in constructing her intricate and intriguing story." Booklist „Menolly's independent, resolute character, the fascinating dragon lore, and certain poetic quality of style all combine to create an original fantasy… akin to the work of Ursula Le Guin.” Horn Book „This is a science fantasy that is cohesive and briskly paced, with sturdy characterization and fully-conceived society with its mores and customs. ” Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books „McCaffrey has matured into the master class both as storyteller and craftperson. [This] is a poetic, tightly written, thoroughly absorbing fantasy adventure… Irresistible… [McCaffrey] makes the reader want to see as much of Pern as possible.” LUNA
Anne McCaffrey - Dragondrums
Of all the young singers at the Harperhall of Pern, Piemur was the one chosen for the leading role at Lord Groghe's Gather...and then his voice broke. Suddenly his whole future at Harperhall became uncertain. But Masterharper Robinton, Menolly and Sebell had other plans for Piemur. They were sure that his quick wits and discretion could be used to keep a check on the troublesome Oldtimers and their strange traffic in fire lizards. So, whilst serving as a messanger-drum apprentice, Piemur carried out special errands for the three. And it was on one such errand that he realized his wildest dreams.
Anne McCaffrey - The Dragonriders of Pern
Finally 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..
Anne McCaffrey - Sárkánydalnok
A hárfáslány története folytatódik! A Sárkányénekben megismert Menolli bronzsárkány hátán érkezett a Hárfásházba. Megszökött otthonából, gyorsabban szaladt, mint a rettegett szálhullás, kilenc tűzgyíkot igézett meg, és olyan dalokat szerzett, amelyek még Pern hárfásmesterének tetszését is elnyerték. Jövője a Hárfásházban azonban korántsem olyan fényes, mint várta. Zenéjére és tűzgyíkjaira mindenkor támaszkodhat ugyan, de meg kell tanulnia alkalmazkodni a hárfások életéhez és elfoglalni helyét Pern világán. A Sárkánydalnok a Hárfásház-trilógia második kötete.
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