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Author: Anne McCaffrey
ISBN: 0593037502
Language: English
Pages: 288 pages
Category: Science Fiction
Publisher: Bantam / Transworld; New Edition edition (1995)
Rating: 4.7
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Anne Inez McCaffrey (1 April 1926 – 21 November 2011) was an American-born writer who emigrated to Ireland and was best known for the Dragonriders of Pern science fiction series

Anne Inez McCaffrey (1 April 1926 – 21 November 2011) was an American-born writer who emigrated to Ireland and was best known for the Dragonriders of Pern science fiction series. Early in McCaffrey's 46-year career as a writer, she became the first woman to win a Hugo Award for fiction and the first to win a Nebula Award. Her 1978 novel The White Dragon became one of the first science-fiction books to appear on the New York Times Best Seller list.

By Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey. Since then, the dolphins of Pern had honored those burial rites with their escort. It was a ceremony the humans had not asked the dolphins to include in their traditions, but they always seemed grateful for it. Learning the names of the dolphins who had slept the Great Sleep and accompanied humankind to these clean new seas of Pern was an important lesson.

Anne Inez McCaffrey (1 April 1926 - 21 November 2011) was an author of science fiction and fantasy novels, best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series. Born in the United States, she was a long-term resident of Ireland

Anne Inez McCaffrey (1 April 1926 - 21 November 2011) was an author of science fiction and fantasy novels, best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series. Born in the United States, she was a long-term resident of Ireland. Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to George Herbert McCaffrey and Anne Dorothy McElroy. She had two brothers: Hugh (deceased 1988), a Major in the US Army, and Kevin Richard McCaffrey, still living.

The Dolphins of Pern. Anne Inez McCaffrey was an American born Irish writer. She was born on the 1st April 1926 and passed on on 21st November 2011. Hardcover Paperback Kindle. She is best known for her science fiction series known as the Dragonriders of Pern.

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McCaffrey here adds yet another dimension to her colorful and vivid saga by focusing on the attractive dolphins and their highly believable society. But then disaster struck

The Dolphins of Pern book.

The Dolphins of Pern book. In this latter book in the Pern series Anne McCaffrey explores the notion that dolphins came to Pern with the original human settlers as helpers for the ocean side of the new planet.

Anne McCaffrey's books about Pern are legendary must-reads for all sci-fi buffs, and this one is no exception. Each time I read one of her books, it makes me want to go back and read all of them, all over again. About Dragons: I want one! My only regret is that Anne has never approved movies based on her books. 4 people found this helpful.

The Dolphins of Pern is a work of fiction. Names, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. THE DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN is a trademark of Anne McCaffrey. Pat. and Tm. Off. A Del Rey® Book

The Dolphins of Pern is a work of fiction. A Del Rey® Book. Published by The Random House Publishing Group.

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luisRED
I read this long ago. I recently picked up a large collection of McCaffrey hardback (many first edition) novels. I felt somehow in Her presence as I was about halfway through this book when she passed to 'between.'

This is not my favorite book of the Pern novels, but it ranks very high. I am passionate about dolphins and swimming... and dragons. But at times I wished for more of Readis's life than the life of the 'politicians' of the planet. I wished for more science discovery. There was a lot of that, but I wanted more. But I know these are the threads of the next books and the evolving of Pern, so I shouldn't complain.

Though I have the hardback, I now prefer to read on Kindle where it doesn't hurt my eyes. And at times I need the audio version to listen to when my eyes get tired. Since the text to speech tool didn't work on this novel I downloaded the Audible version. Hearing a human voice narrating is always preferable to the computerized versions, anyway.

Mel Foster's interpretation was different than what I expected. I think, knowing that Anne McCaffrey is of Irish descent, I expected a brogue to come from the sea holds rather than what sounded a southern drawl. But that was Mel's interpretation and I soon adjusted. He did a decent job keeping the character's voices dissimilar enough to know who was talking when.

I look forward to 'worming' my way through all of Anne's books, those I have read and those I haven't yet. I hope I can afford to use Audible/Kindle help to do this. R.I.P. to my most favorite author.

Let the all humans, firelizards, dolphins and dragons keen:

Drummer, beat and Piper, blow
Harper, strike and Soldier, go
Free the flame and sear the grasses
As the dawning Red Star passes...

Until eternity passes

For Anne McCaffrey
Wyameluna
Ara & Jayge left the northern continent because Ara no longer wanted to hear dragons. They became ship wrecked on the southern continent closer to where Cove Hold was set up than to Southern Hold with Toric. Alemi & Readis are ship wrecked in a storm and they are saved by shipfish that talk to them. Alemi learns from AIVAS tells him they are dolphins and came with the founders, they can talk and there use to be a Dolphin Hall. Readis wants to play with the dolphins but Ara refuses to let him.
Azago
As always Ann Mccaffrey writes a novel that draws you into it allowing you to experience the characters lives.
You experience every tear of sadness and joy, every highlite in their lives, and every tragedy. The birth of a baby
dragon during impression calls you to walk the hot, hot sands of Pern as a candidate. I enjoy novels of Pern over-and-over again and again. If you have never experienced this wonderful and exciting world of Pern now is the time to buy the series of books. They are an awesome read. No matter how many times you read the book series, you will want to pick it up again for the experience. You will not want to put the book down. You will never sell it, lend it out (without a lending book list, maybe), or throw it out. Settle back and take a moment to read.
Hucama
Anne McCaffrey is always a good read. Dolphins ties together hidden history of Pern. I am accustomed to her mesmerizing prose, though the less-riveting children's point of view is interesting. Sometimes the story feels as though it was written from two different perceptions, shallow inexperienced youth and mature adult. I am in my seventies and prefer the more flowing literary style of her most popular early novels.
Nea
Anne McCaffrey's books about Pern are legendary must-reads for all sci-fi buffs, and this one is no exception. Each time I read one of her books, it makes me want to go back and read all of them, all over again.

About Dragons: I want one!

My only regret is that Anne has never approved movies based on her books. Can you imagine a movie called "Dragonriders of Pern," done by the same guys that brought us "Avatar"?
Skiletus
This is one of my very favorite books of the series . Perhaps it's only because I love dolphins so much , and I would dearly love to be a dolphineer. A different point of view for the story and the happenings of that tumultuous time .
caster
If, like me, you've read several of the other books in the "Pern" series, this book provides a pleasant return to an engaging scifi world. Names and places are familiar and that makes it an easy book to get into. The downside to THE DOLPHINS OF PERN, however, is twofold. First, there are a great many references to characters and events from previous books that, because it's been a while since my last visit to Pern, I had only vague recollections of. It would have been nice if people and events from previous stories were brought in with more background to refresh the reader's memory.

Second, and more importantly, the story has almost no plot. It reads as a chronicle of events that are, in some cases, almost unrelated. The issue between Lord Toric and the other Holders and the Dragonriders, for instance, is straightforward and has no direct connection with the developing relationship between humans and dolphins. Further, the growth of that relationship is very linear, with little that would qualify as a significant complication. Toric simply steps out of line gets his wrists slapped. Additionally, the notion of a "normally" social teenage boy who is so obsessed with dolphins that he is elated with the opportunity to isolate himself from other humans (including girls) for a long period of time is difficult to accept.

THE DOLPHINS OF PERN qualifies as little more than a casual return to the intriguing world of Pern. It's OK as an update of events on Pern, but if you're looking for an actual story, you won't find it here. In my opinion, this is the least intersting book of those I've read in the Pern series, so far. If you're a fan, you might enjoy the revisit, but I don't recommend this installment for casual readers.
I'm sure I've read it before but I didn't remember any of it. Having said that, I really delighted in this story.