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  • Pern is a classic example, there are also novels like Game of Universe by Eric Nyland where both magic and technology exist side by side.

    SF Fanatic: I Am Not A Fan Of Fantasy, Here's Why

  • Dragonriders of Pern is headed to the movies. [via Beam Me Up]

    SF Tidbits for 12/15/07

  • IOW, if one thinks Pern is fantasy since the Pern residents live in a seemingly preindustrial society and environment and there are dragons, well you might want to reconsider.

    World Building: Fantasy vs. Science Fiction

  • The technologically archaic world of Pern is inundated by silvery threads (space spores that devour all organic material) every 250 "turns" when the Red Star orbits near.

    REVIEW: The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame Volume III

  • The 'Pern' series by Anne McCaffrey is similarly 'science fantasy' --- it's set on another planet, and though there are dragons, they were created by genetic engineering.

    A Darkover Retrospective: Marion Zimmer Bradley's writing beginnings

  • I also really like the "Pern" series, Julia Quinn, Nora Roberts, Lisa Keeypas, Pamela Morsi and Julie Garwood no matter what name she is writing under.

    Comfort Reads

  • Chris Garden-the Mouth Organ; Ben L. Geer, who didn't exactly send a pun but pleaded for more Xanth because it is his only link to reality (I know the feeling!); Bern "Pern" Eagan (evidently a refugee from another series — we do get all kinds here), who introduced me to his friend the Centaur of Attention, though that creature fled before I could capture him for this novel, being shy; and John Caporale, who sent me this plot summary: Dor and his friends use the Centaur Aisle of magic to cross over to the author's CL.STER science fiction framework and explore for an Ancient Site.

    Dragon on a Pedestal

  • I read ERB, although the Tarzan books tended to be my poison of choice, C.S. Lewis's Perilandra series, Anne McCaffery's original Pern books - the idea that someone could create a whole new world and that it could be mine with the turn of a page was a wonder and an intoxicant.

    Howard Hughes Stays Up Late

  • We didn't move at all, but the books seem to be the only thing that have survived for me as well - those tattered Pern paperbacks are the first thing that I can remember having saved to buy, and my original copy of "Alice/Through the Looking Glass" has literally been with me as long as I can remember.

    Howard Hughes Stays Up Late

  • Hanh: They're exactly how I imagined that firelizards from the Dragonriders of Pern novels by Anne McCaffrey would look.

    Houses Collide: Game of Thrones Discussion — All's Well That Ends With Dragons


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