Check out my Dragonriders of Pern book summary and review  that I created to help you understand the basics of this great book. The Dragon Riders of Pern is an extensive series of science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories written primarily by Anne McCaffrey. Since 2004, her son Todd McCaffrey has also published Pern's novels, both in collaboration with Anne and solo. As of July 2012, the series had 23 novels and many short stories, many of which have been collected into two volumes.

Dragonriders of Pern book

 

The early books in the series have a clear fantasy focus (low levels of technology, fire-breathing dragons, and feudal societies), although McCaffrey herself prefers to describe them as science fiction with an emphasis on the science behind the world of Pern. . In the most recent ones, the series moves towards more open science fiction, as the characters rediscover their ties to the past and develop much higher levels of technology.


Dragonriders of Pern book summary

In The Ballad of Pern, knights specially selected to team up with fire-breathing dragons save the colonists of the world of Pern from a voracious and destructive filamentous organism, hence the name given to it. of "Son". About every two hundred and fifty years,

and several times over a period of about fifty years, it rains thread on Pern. They come from space and fall when a planet with a very eccentric orbit called "Etoile Rouge" by the Pernais approaches the planet.

Pern is an Earth-like planet. Not rich in metals and precious resources and far from the center of the galaxy, it was open to colonization.

The group of settlers sent to Pern had a desire to create an egalitarian and agrarian society there without significant industrialization. The fauna and flora of Pernese include several species of interest to man,

 including "fire lizards", flying creatures reminiscent of legends about terrestrial dragons.
The unexpected arrival of the Sons will test the settlers' resilience and ingenuity.
Years are called "Revolutions" or "Cycles" on Pern.
The system put in place little by little is very similar to the feudal system

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