The Dolphins of Pern
By (author) Anne McCaffrey
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Dolphins of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
Book DescriptionAs a small boy, Readis Lilcamp is rescued by the 'shipfish' when he and his uncle Alemi are caught in a sudden squall beyond Paradise River Hold. AIVAS confirms that the big fish are called dolphins, part of the original settlers of Pern. On Earth they had been partnered with men, having learned to speak intelligible words. Readis, his Uncle Alemi and bronze Gadareth's rider, T'lion of Eastern Hold, are determined to restore the 'doll fins' to their rightful place in the ecology of Pern...and the partnership of men. Meanwhile, the fight to rid Pern of the terrible nightmare of Thread is still all consuming. While Lord Jaxom, F'lar and his dragonriders struggle to implement AIVAS' instructions, other challenges are issued and answered, including one which threatens young T'lion in the shape of his older brother, a brown rider, who harbours a deep grudge. And Readis must win his parents' consent to his association with the 'sea dragons of Pern' - the bottlenose dolphins.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552142700
(178mm x 106mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Sep-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A young woman allies with magnificent dragons in the Harper Hall trilogy, set within science fiction legend Anne McCaffrey s beloved and bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series. This collectable box set include all three books in the trilogy: Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, and Dragondrums."
US Kirkus Review » Fans of McCaffrey's (The Chronicles of Pern, 1993, etc.) famous dragons will no doubt be surprised by this latest installment in the Pern saga, which, for a change, spotlights the planet's dolphins. Although genetically engineered dolphins were part of the original Pern colony, humans lost contact - and interest - in the friendly cetaceans over the years, as they desperately developed the fire-breathing dragons to combat the deadly thread. But when a pod of dolphins rescues young Readis and his Uncle Alemi from a storm, the pair is stunned into silence by the appearance of the legendary talking "ship fish." While few back at the holding believe the pair, Aivas (an ancient computer) encourages the contact. The dolphin's gentle (and too often cutesy) nature eventually wins over the other humans, including young T'lion, a dragonrider. While the residents of Pern launch a bold plan to rid their planet of threadfall forever, T'lion and Readis realize that it is their destiny to work with the dolphins, like the dragonriders who worked with the winged flyers before them. McCaffrey's solid characterizations and lush descriptions counterbalance the feathery plot, making this latest trip to Pern a pleasant, sentimental respite among old and familiar friends. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Anne McCaffrey
Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures. A prolific bestselling author, she is best known for her handling of broad themes and the worlds of her imagination, particularly in her tales of the Talents and the novels about the Dragonriders of Pern. Anne McCaffrey lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland. Visit the author's website at www.annemccaffrey.net
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