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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 5:13 am    Post subject: The Dragonriders of Pern Reply with quote

Has anyone read Anne McCaffrey's series, the Dragonriders of Pern or the HarperHall of Pern? I just love those books! They're on the same shelf as TC and the Land. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 12:11 pm    Post subject: Re: The Dragonriders of Pern Reply with quote

Turiya Foul wrote:
Has anyone read Anne McCaffrey's series, the Dragonriders of Pern or the HarperHall of Pern? I just love those books! They're on the same shelf as TC and the Land. Smile


I have read most of the early Anne McCaffrey books. Including the Dragon-books up to "Masterharper" which I did not read.

I have also read most of the other early McCaffrey works like "The ship who sang" and "Pegasus in flight".

All of them are good, but there are only a few of them that are really great as I remember them now.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know...I NEVER have, but this is weird...either in elementary school or middle school one of my lit books had a short story (or maybe an excerpt) from one of those Dragonlance books or whatnot. Had something to do with a kid wanting a gold dragon, but everyone said he was going to have a worse color, but he wound up getting the best? I hardly remember it, okay, because it has been nearly a decade! More Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i read The White Dragon and the Harper Hall books. not bad.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read the Dragon Riders of Pern several years before TCTC. Was one of my Favorites for its detail and characters. The books after the original Two I did not find as interesting, too stretched I guess. Have always objected to sequels as often they do not contain the depth of exploration associated with the original. the 2nd TCTC set is one exception.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Foul-I bet that expert was called the Smallest Dragonboy. From the book Get Off the Unicorn. I still question the title. Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you know what book messed me up as a kid? i think it was called Heart's Blood (from what i remember, basically Ben Hur but with dragons). The first book, which i believe was called Dragon's Heart, was made into a little cartoon movie i saw one saturday morning. eventually i found the book, read it, got the sequel.

i don't want to spoil the ending, in fact i barely remember it, but all i can say is; Spoiler:
remember the ton-ton in empire strikes back? well, instead of the ton-ton, it was a dragon, and the dragon was the dude's best friend. then the dude was turned into a dragon by sleeping in his warm carcass.
that's what i remember, anyway.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2003 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked hmm... I shall need to find that book.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sylvanus, was that the Pit Dragon trilogy by Jane Yolen?? I got that in a 3-in-1 from the science fiction book club, and it sounds like the book you're describing!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2003 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

could be, duchess. dunno. read it when i was about 10, and it's a hazy memory at best. if it's a trilogy, tho, i might have to check it out again. i only remember two books.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2003 2:29 pm    Post subject: re Reply with quote

yes you are talking about JY's Pit Dragon series...I saw the cartoon too, instead of a final strike style throat slashing they changed it to a less graphic horn-breaking at the end of a fight. And the Anne McCaffrey books are really good. Anyone ever read the Elvenblood/Elvenbane series? Dragons and halfbloods and elves and stuff? I think Anne McCaffrey worked in collaboration with someone on it maybe....There were three books in that first sereis by the way...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 11:08 pm    Post subject: Dragonrider Series Reply with quote

Excellent YA ("young adult," or teenager) introduction to fantasy/science fiction. But very different from Covenant, which I put squarely in the adult/literature category.
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Severian wrote:
Excellent YA ("young adult," or teenager) introduction to fantasy/science fiction. But very different from Covenant, which I put squarely in the adult/literature category.


Severian, you are such a fricking GEEK.

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Severian wrote:
Excellent YA ("young adult," or teenager) introduction to fantasy/science fiction. But very different from Covenant, which I put squarely in the adult/literature category.


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Anonymous wrote:
Severian wrote:
Excellent YA ("young adult," or teenager) introduction to fantasy/science fiction. But very different from Covenant, which I put squarely in the adult/literature category.


Severian, you are such a fricking GEEK.

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Anonymous wrote:
Severian wrote:
Excellent YA ("young adult," or teenager) introduction to fantasy/science fiction. But very different from Covenant, which I put squarely in the adult/literature category.


Severian, you are such a fricking GEEK.

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I do believe that catfighting isn't allowed on this forum, thank you very much. Smile
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Severian wrote:
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Anonymous wrote:
Severian wrote:
Excellent YA ("young adult," or teenager) introduction to fantasy/science fiction. But very different from Covenant, which I put squarely in the adult/literature category.


Severian, you are such a fricking GEEK.

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Ok i admit it: i just did this to see what it would look like! Embarassed Laughing
But i do think Mcaffery is cool! (loved 'The Ship who Sang'!)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally love Get Off The Unicorn, and The Girl Who Heard Dragons. Some of my first Sci/fi was in those books. Smile
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Eh, doesn't Get Off The Unicorn have porn in it? Confused

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