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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 - 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 - Get off the Unicorn
A splendid selection of stories from the lady who taught dragons to fly and rockets to sing...

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 - 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 - Todd J. McCaffrey - Dragon’s ​Kin
Beginning ​with the classic _Dragonriders of Pern_, Anne McCaffrey has created a complex, endlessly fascinating world uniting humans and great telepathic dragons. Millions of devoted readers have soared on the glittering wings of Anne’s imagination, following book by book the evolution of one of science fiction’s most beloved and honored series. Now, for the first time, Anne has invited another writer to join her in the skies of Pern, a writer with an intimate knowledge of Pern and its history: her son, Todd. DRAGON’S KIN Young Kindan has no expectations other than joining his father in the mines of Camp Natalon, a coal mining settlement struggling to turn a profit far from the great Holds where the presence of dragons and their riders means safety and civilization. Mining is fraught with danger. Fortunately, the camp has a watch-wher, a creature distantly related to dragons and uniquely suited to specialized work in the dark, cold mineshafts. Kindan’s father is the watch-wher’s handler, and his son sometimes helps him out. But even that important job promises no opportunity outside the mine. Then disaster strikes. In one terrible instant, Kindan loses his family and the camp loses its watch-wher. Fathers are replaced by sons in the mine – except for Kindan, who is taken in by the camp’s new Harper. Grieving, Kindan finds a measure of solace in a burgeoning musical talent... and in a new friendship with Nuella, a mysterious girl no one seems to know exists. It is Nuella who assists Kindan when he is selected to hatch and train a new watch-wher, a job that forces him to give up his dream of becoming a Harper; and it is Nuella who helps him give new meaning to his life. Meanwhile, sparked by the tragedy, long-simmering tensions are dividing the camp. Far below the surface, a group of resentful miners hides a deadly secret. As warring factions threaten to explode, Nuella and Kindan begin to discover unknown talents in the misunderstood watch-wher – talents that could very well save an entire Hold. During their time teaching the watch-wher, the two learn some things themselves: that even a seemingly impossible dream is never completely out of reach... and that light can be found even in darkness.

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 - The ​Renegades of Pern
They ​were misfits, the outcasts, the murderers without Hold or Crafthall. Some were resentful, some sought vengeance, but it was not until Thella, Lady Holder of Telgar, began to weld them together into a terrifying and brilliantly evil clan that they became the Renegades of Pern. it was a time of great turmoil on the planet. The pass of the Red Star had brought a new terrible reign of Threadfall, and in the southern Hold, Toric was carving out an enormous empire for himself from lands as yet uncharted. And as the times of trouble grew, so did the ravages of Thella and her band, turning from theft to murder to vicious and insane revenge. Jayge Lilcamp, the young and roving trader, was one of the first to fall foul of the renegades, and as he saw what Thella had done to his family and his wagon train he began to seek his own revenge, a revenge which grew into a determination to destroy the most evil woman on Pern.

Anne McCaffrey - Todd J. McCaffrey - Sky ​Dragons
From ​the New York Times bestselling mother-and-son team of Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey comes the final installment in the riveting Pern saga that began with Todd’s solo novel, _Dragonsblood_. Now, with all of Pern imperiled by the aftereffects of a plague that killed scores of dragons and left the planet helpless against the fall of deadly Thread, the only hope for the future lies in the past. There, on an unexplored island, a group of dragonriders led by Xhinna, a brave young woman who rides the blue dragon Tazith, must battle lethal Merows and voracious tunnel-snakes to build a safe home for themselves and the dragons, whose offspring will one day - if they survive - replenish Pern’s decimated dragon population. But as the first female rider of a blue dragon, and the first female Weyrleader in the history of Pern, Xhinna faces an uphill battle in winning the respect and loyalty of her peers... especially after an unforeseen tragedy leaves the struggling colony reeling from a shattering loss. Amid the grieving, one girl, Jirana, blessed - or cursed - with the ability to foresee potential futures, will help Xhinna find a way forward. The answer lies in time... or, rather, in timing it: the awesome ability of the dragons to travel through time itself. But that power comes with risks, and by venturing further into the past, Xhinna may be jeopardizing the very future she has sworn to save.

Anne McCaffrey - Todd J. McCaffrey - Dragonsblood
In _Dragon’s ​Kin_, bestselling author Anne McCaffrey did the unthinkable: for the first time ever, she invited another writer to join her in the skies of her most famous fictional creation. That writer was her son, Todd McCaffrey. Together, they penned a triumphant new chapter in the annals of the extraordinarily popular _Dragonriders of Pern_. Now, for the first time, Todd McCaffrey flies alone. And _Dragonsblood_ is proof that the future of Pern is in good hands. After all, dragons are in his blood… Never in the dramatic history of Pern has there been a more dire emergency than that which faces the young dragonrider Lorana. A mysterious fatal illness is striking dragons. The epidemic is spreading like wildfire…and the next deadly cycle of Threadfall is only days away. Somehow, Lorana must find a cure before the dragons–including her own beloved Arith–succumb to the sickness, leaving Pern undefended. The lyrics of an all-but-forgotten song seem to point toward an answer from nearly five hundred years in the past, when Kitti Ping and her daughter Wind Blossom bred the first dragons from their smaller cousins, the fire-lizards. No doubt the first colonists possessed the advanced technology to find the cure for which Lorana seeks, but over the centuries, that knowledge has been lost.Or has it? For in the distant past, an aged Wind Blossom worries that the germs that affect the fire-lizards may one day turn on larger prey–and unleash a plague that will destroy the dragons, Pern’s only defenders against Thread. But as her people struggle to survive, Wind Blossom has neither the time nor the resources to expend on a future that may never arrive–until suddenly she uncovers evidence that her worst fears will come true. Now two brave women, separated by hundreds of years but joined by bonds transcending time, will become unknowing allies in a desperate race against sickness and Threadfall, with nothing less than the survival of all life on Pern at stake.

Anne McCaffrey - Dragonseye
For ​two centuries the dragonriders have been practicing and training, passing down from generation to generation the Threadfighting techniques learned on he fly by their besieged ancestors. And most of the Lord Holders are prepared to protect their people, to provide sanctuary, to assemble groundcrews to search out and destroy any Thread that might be missed by the dragons soaring overhead. All but one. One stubborn Lord Holder, Chalkin of Bitra, refuses to believe the approach of the Red Star means danger. That disbelief could spell disaster for all of Pern.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Todd J. McCaffrey - Dragon's ​Fire
Bringing ​fresh wonders and dangers to light in the skies of Pern, Anne McCaffrey and her son, Todd, who demonstrated his writing talents in the bestselling novels Dragon’s Kin and Dragonsblood, return with their second collaboration: a thrilling adventure of discovery and fate. Pellar is an orphan taken in by Masterharper Zist. Though born mute, Pellar is a gifted tracker, and when Zist sets off to take over as harper for Natalon’s coal-mining camp, Pellar–along with his fire-lizard, Chitter–joins him on a secret mission of his own: to find out if reported thefts of coal are the work of the Shunned, criminals condemned to a life of wandering and hardship. Halla is one of the children of the Shunned. Though innocent of their parents’ crimes, these children have inherited their cruel punishment. Lack of food, shelter, and clothes is their lot; hope is unknown to them. And what future would they hope for? Without a hold to call their own, there will be no protection for them when the lethal Thread inevitably falls again. Life is even tougher for Halla. Her family gone, she must fend for herself. Yet despite the brutality of her surroundings, Halla is kind and gentle, devoted to those more helpless than she. As depraved as Halla is good, Tenim is in league with Tarik, a crooked miner from Camp Natalon, who helps him steal coal in exchange for a cut of the profit. But Tenim soon realizes there is a lot more to be made from firestone, the volatile mineral that enables the dragons of Pern to burn Thread out of the sky. Tenim doesn’t care what he has to do, or whom he has to kill, in order to corner the market. Cristov is Tarik’s son. Dishonored by his father’s greed and treachery, the boy must make amends somehow, even if it means risking his life by mining the volatile firestone, which detonates on contact with the slightest drop of moisture. When the last remaining firestone mine explodes in flames, a desperate race begins to find a new deposit of the deadly but essential mineral, for without it there can be no defense against Thread. But Tenim has a murderous plan to turn tragedy to his own advantage, and only Pellar, Halla, and Cristov can stop him–and ensure that there will be a future for all on the world of the Dragonriders.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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!

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 - Sárkányének
Remetelány ​a vadonban Menolli a zenélésért él. Az apja ellenzi, hogy a hagyományosan férfimesterségnek számító hárfástudományba kontárkodjon, de nem tehet semmit mindaddig, amíg Menolli tanára meg nem hal, magára hagyva tanítványát a szigorú törvények szerint élő alagban. Amikor elveszik tőle a zenét, Menolli szembeszáll a hagyományokkal, és megszökik. A történet a túlélésről szól, az embertelen választásokról, az álmok beteljesítéséről, és legfőképpen: a tűzgyíkokról. A Hárfásház-trilógia nyitókötete.

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 - David Gerrold - Eric Frank Russell - Welten ​der Zukunft
Alle ​Autoren, die für 'Welten der Zukunft' ausgewählt wurden, setzen sich positiv mit unserer Zukunft auseinander. Auf spannende und unterhaltsame Weise versuchen sie Verständnis für künftige Probleme zu wecken und Weichen für bessere Entwicklungen zu stellen. -- Eric Frank Russell - Menschen, Marsianer und Maschinen: Die 'Marathon' ist nicht nur ein bemerkenswerts Raumschiff, sondern sie hat auch eine bemerkenswerte Besatzung. Mit dem neuartigen Antrieb bezwingt die 'Marathon' mühelos Lichtjahre, und die Menschen an Bord begegnen fremdartigen Zivilisationen, deren Existenz sie nie für möglich gehalten hätten. -- Anne McCaffrey - Ein Raumschiff namens Helva: Helva kam als Mißgeburt zur Welt, und ihr droht die Euthanasie, doch ihr außerordentlich hoher Intelligenzquotient bewahrt sie vor diesem Schicksal. Sie wird zum Cyborg ausgebildet, zum Steuergehirn eines Raumschiffs. In eine unzerstörbare Titanschicht eingehüllt, durchstreift sie auf ihren Reisen das Weltall. -- David Gerrold - Ich bin Harlie: Computersysteme werden immer komplexer, immer unüberschaubarer. Irgendwann wird vielleicht eine kritische Masse erreicht und eine Grenze überschritten wie bei Harlie, dem Supercomputer, der ein Ichbewußtsein entwickelte, sein Leben selbst in die Hand nahm und sich gegen die Menschen zu wehren wußte.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.