The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall (Dragonriders of Pern Series #12)

The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall (Dragonriders of Pern Series #12)

by Anne McCaffrey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345368997
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1994
Series: Dragonriders of Pern Series , #12
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 157,281
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 6.78(h) x 0.88(d)
Lexile: 990L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

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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It’s the third planet we want in this pernicious system,” Castor said in a totally jaundiced tone, his eyes fixed on the viewscreen. “How’s the hairpin calc going, Shavva?”
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Chronicles of Pern 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Bill_of_Dixon More than 1 year ago
This book fills in a lot of information about Pern and the first years of people living there and the rescue of some that did not even know that a thriving population was still on the planet and doing well. This book can be read by young readers and older readers alike with great enjoyment. This would be a very good book for a club discussion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey hey hey, who could possibly /not/ love the pern books? They are my favorite books, and I hope for another to come out really soon. At my age, 14, it's hard to be patient ;) and Anne's books leave me wanting more. Come on people, buy thses books!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'VE GOT ALL 15 BOOKS ON PERN AND IF YOU'VE READ EVEN ONE I KNOW YOU'LL GET HOOKED LIKE I DID.THEY LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS AND WANTING MORE.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Gives a good history of Pern, it's people and the dragons.
Scifi-Buff More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for Anne McCafferey fans. If you have read some of the Chroncles of Pern series this book will explain so much. It chronicles the arrival of humans on the planet Pern till the first fall of thread and explains how they cope with it and survive.
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