All the Weyrs of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern Series #11)

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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 dragonriders was to find a way to eradicate Thread completely, so that never again would their beloved Pern be threatened with destruction.

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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 dragonriders 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 looks as if that dream can come true. For when the people of Pern, led by Masterharper Robinton and F’lar and Lessa, Weyr-leader and Weyrwoman of Benden Weyr, excavate the ancient remains of the planet’s original settlement, they uncover the colonists’ voice-activated artificial intelligence system – which still functions. And the computer has incredible news for them: There is a chance – a good chance – that they can, at long last, annihilate Thread once and for all.

“When McCaffrey’s beloved dragons roar and their riders soar upon the beasts’ mighty backs...fans of Pern will likely be enthralled.” – Publishers Weekly

The anxiously-awaited, thrilling resolution to the Pern adventures that began with The White Dragon. Generations of dragonriders have dedicated themselves to fighting Thread, the deadly spores that rain from the sky. And now aremarkable discovery is about to wipe out Thread forever. 8 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The dream of generations of Dragonriders draws within reach as, with the aid of an intelligent computer, the possibility of destroying the devastating phenomenon known as ``Thread'' becomes a reality. Having exposed Pern's civilization to technology in Renegades of Pern ( LJ 10/15/89), McCaffrey proceeds with her customary skill and humor to explore all the ramifications of culture shock. Despite some weaknesses in plot and an odd notion of time travel, the latest novel in a popular series will not lack for readers. Especially for libraries owning the previous Pern titles.
School Library Journal
YA-- AIVAS, the Artificial Intelligence Voice Address System that was a part of the original colonists' settlement, is unearthed on the Southern continent after having been buried for generations. This latest volume in the Pern saga deals with the reactions of the various lords, dragonriders, and craftsmen as they realize the impact the artificial intelligence will have on their culture and traditions. With its help, F'lar, Robinton, Lessa, Menolly, and all of the other characters YAs have come to care about devise a risky plan to eliminate a serious threat to their environment. While All the Weyrs of Pern is not as tight and exciting as the earlier dragonrider books, it is a well-written novel that's sure to appeal to McCaffrey's many fans.-- John Lawson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345368935
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1992
  • Series: Dragonriders of Pern Series , #11
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 131,525
  • Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne McCaffrey, the Hugo Award-winning author of the bestselling Dragonriders of Pern® novels, is one of science fiction’s most popular authors. With Elizabeth Ann Scarborough she co-authored Changelings and Maelstrom, Books One and Two of The Twins of Petaybee. McCaffrey lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2000

    Wonderful books

    Fabulous book. but to read this one you must read the other 14. the 15 i recomend below are all in order and you should, SHOULD, read them that way but if not, thats ok too. **Dragonsdawn, the chronicles of pern: first fall, dragonseye, moreta: dragonlady of pern, nerilka's story, the masterharper of Pern, Dragonflight, dragonquest, dragonsong,dragonquest,dragonsinger, dragondrums, the white dragon, the renegades of pern, all the weyrs of pern, the dolphins of pern.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2011

    Great

    I read this book before and every time i pick it up again im sucked back into the world of Pern

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2001

    What a ride! (a-dragonback)

    This book is truely one of the best books I have read. For me, it was a definite climax to the Dragonrider's series--and well worth working your way toward if you're starting the series. There's so much adventure, so much humor (those dragons and firelizards can be very silly), and so much triumph. This is truely a must read in the literature world.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2000

    One of the Best

    This is one of the best of Ms. McCaffery's books. There is no more to say. I would have given it a 4 star if it wasn't for that everything seemed to go their way and there was never a hidden secret or something that makes many books good. Still, this is one of my favorite in the series

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2000

    All the Weyrs of Pern

    This book is really interesting though harder to follow than Anne McCaffrey's other books. About half way through I had an idea of what was going to happen (if I said what it would ruin the book) but the ending still had me in tears. Be sure to read the other Pern books about the ninth pass (Dragonflight; Dragonquest; The white dragon, and the Harperhall books are helpful) before reading this one, or the series will be ruined for you!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Bookworm

    I love all the Pern books, but this is one of my all time favorites of all genres! This book weaves in many modern day Earth issues which makes the politics of Pern so relevant and understandable. The weaving is so seamless you suddenly think "Hey, that just happened here last month!" The action keeps me turning pages late into the night. I use the present tense because I'm reading it again for about the seventh time. If A.M. had never written another book, the Pern chronicles would stand as a huge achievement--they are THAT good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    A very good read

    I can't say that this is my favorite pern book b/c I can never decide which one is my favorite. I have loved all of Ms. McCafferey's book but especially the Pern series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    One of a classic series

    As a long-time fan of all things "Pern," this book is a welcome addition to the story arc. Favorite characters mix seamlessly with new characters and help enrich the story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2009

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    All the Weyrs of Pern

    An excellent continuation of the Dragons of Pern series. The ending was wonderful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2007

    A reviewer

    This was definately my favorite Pern book so far! If was mostly about Jaxom and Ruth but also had Robinton Lessa and F'lar as main characters! From the beginning it goes with a lot of action!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2006

    PERN RULES

    this book was amazing i just got it and couldn't put it down. I can't imagine finding a machine like Aivas & changing your whole way of life and going in space!The ending was sad but it was for a good reason (i won't say what happened b/c that might spoil it so i won't say anything)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2002

    Magical World of Pern

    This book set me to collect all the rest of the Pern books.I then just had to read Dragonsdawn to know the beginning and of course The White Dragon too. Annie McCaffrie combined science fiction with fantasy in such a brilliant way - that it sets us thinking that this easily can be a possible future and we can really bioengineer - dragons and dolphins with telepathic abilities

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2001

    THIS BOOK IS THE BEST THING EVER WRITTEN!!!

    This book is too good to describe in words! read it! you will be left speechless!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    Loved it

    Always will

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Well...

    I LOVED IT though i still liked dragonquest better

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    I love dragons. Have been reading in as close of order to get t

    I love dragons. Have been reading in as close of order to get the real
    effect of history of Pern.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    Same as all the Pern books, this was an excellent read.

    Same as all the Pern books, this was an excellent read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Another good one.

    I liked the part where Lessa drugged Robinton's drink so he woild sleep and they wouldn't have to worry about him.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2010

    Good Listening

    Good book, good reader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2010

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