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Book nameDragonlover's Guide to Pern
Author Jody Lynn Nye
with Anne McCaffrey
Cover artistTodd Cameron Hamilton
Publisher Del Rey
Date of first
publication:
Nov, 1989

Written by Jody Lynn Nye in collaboration with Anne McCafrey, "The Dragonlover's Guide to Pern" is a companion book to the Pern series that contains facts and other interesting insights into the planet of Pern and its inhabitants.

Chapters (First Edition) [177 pp.]

Chapter I: Overview

Chapter II: Fit for Human Habitation

  • The EEC Exploration
  • Colonial Landing, the Ships and Commanders
  • Native Flora, Native Fauna
  • Dragonets
  • Imported Flora
  • Imported Fauna
  • Adaptations
  • The First Stakeholds

Chapter III: The Red Star

  • Thread!
  • Defense
  • Appearance and Behavior of Thread

Chapter IV: From Dragonets to Dragons

Chapter V: Weyrlings

  • The Impression - A Short Story
  • The Care and Feeding of a Young Dragon

Chapter VI: Training and Fighting Dragons

  • Weyrling Training
  • The Fighting Wings
  • Wing and Flights
  • Threadfighting Tactics
  • Shoulder Knots

Chapter VII: Threadfall Charts

Chapter VIII: Fort, the First Hold

Chapter IX: Benden, the Second Weyr

Chapter X: Holds, Crafthalls and Weyrs

Chapters (Second Edition) [213 pp.]

Chapter XI: The End of Thread

  • Process Initiated
  • Window of Opportunity
  • Restoring Power to Pern
  • Learning New Skills
  • Plastics
  • Opposition Arises
  • The Project Begins
  • The Face of the Red Star
  • “Project Overkill”
  • The Window Open

Chapter XII: Life After Thread

Chapter XIII: Dolphineers

Chapter XIV: New Life for the Dragons

Chapter XV: Pronunciation Guide to Names on Pern

Chapter XVI: Dragons and Their Riders

  • ABBREVIATIONS
  • THE COMPLETE CAST

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