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

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

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by Anne McCaffrey
     
 

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Led by Masterharper Robinton and F'lar and Lessa, the people of Pern excavate the ancient remains of the planet's original settlement and uncover the colonists' voice-activated artificial intelligence system.  See more details below

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Led by Masterharper Robinton and F'lar and Lessa, the people of Pern excavate the ancient remains of the planet's original settlement and uncover the colonists' voice-activated artificial intelligence system.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345454058
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/26/2002
Series:
Dragonriders of Pern Series , #11
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
26,728
File size:
3 MB

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Anne McCaffrey, one of the world’s most popular authors, is best known for her Dragonriders of Pern® series. She was the first woman to win the two top prizes for science fiction writing, the Hugo and Nebula awards. She was also given the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement in Young Adult Fiction, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and was named a Science Fiction Writers of America Nebula Grand Master. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1926, McCaffrey relocated to Ireland in the 1970s, where she lived in a house of her own design, named Dragonhold-Underhill. She died in 2011.

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All the Weyrs of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern Series #11) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 116 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Shawnette Esthay More than 1 year ago
I read this book before and every time i pick it up again im sucked back into the world of Pern
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
BiggistFan More than 1 year ago
An excellent continuation of the Dragons of Pern series. The ending was wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is too good to describe in words! read it! you will be left speechless!!!
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Pernlover More than 1 year ago
I love visiting Pern and have most of the Pern books numerous times. All the Weyrs of Pern is as fantastic as all 10 that came before. Loved how the dragons moving the trundle bugs led to the solution of moving Golanth.
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