Search the FAQ Archives

3 - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M
N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z
faqs.org - Internet FAQ Archives

Welcome to alt.fan.pern (Semi-monthly posting) (Part 2 of 2)

( Part1 - Part2 )
[ Usenet FAQs | Web FAQs | Documents | RFC Index | Schools ]
Posted-By: auto-faq 3.1.1.2q
Archive-name: pern-intro/part2
Posting-Frequency:: Semi-monthly
URL: http://kumo.swcp.com/~quirk/afp-index.shtml

See reader questions & answers on this topic! - Help others by sharing your knowledge
Version: 4.1
    
This document is now being prepared from the HTML sources used by the
WWW version.  The WWW version is available at:

http://kumo.swcp.com/~quirk/afp-index.shtml

"The Dragonriders of Pern(R)" is a Registered Trademark of Anne McCaffrey,
   etc.
   
WELCOME TO ALT.FAN.PERN!

Contents of Part 1:

(Dates indicate last time the file corresponding to that section was modified)

1.  Introductory Material (19 Jul 00)
    1a.  About this newsgroup
    1b.  Introduction to Pern
    1c.  Appropriate subject matter
    1d.  Why 'alt.fan.pern' and not 'alt.fan.mccaffrey'?
    1e.  Spoiler ettiquette
    1f.  Other newsgroups of interest
    1g.  Common abbreviations
    1h.  Fan Fiction
    1i.  Anne McCaffrey on the net
    1j.  Just who is this Quirk joker anyway?
2.  Pern in Print (12 Jul 01)
    2a. Book List (McCaffrey-written)
    2b. Latest Pern book news
    2c. Suggested reading order
    2d. Chronological order of books/stories
    2e. Pern books on tape
    2f. Other Pern materials
    2g. Obtaining hard-to-find books

CONTENTS OF PART 2:
3.  Frequently Asked Questions about Pern (6 Apr 01)
    3a. Pronunciation of various words/names
    3b. Rider behavior during Mating flights
    3c. Queen dragons and firestone
    3d. Where to dragons/firelizards deficate?
    3e. Who/What does Aramina hear in The Renegades of Pern?
    3f. What's this I hear about a Pern Movie/TV Show?
    3g. Is Rukbat (Pern's sun) a real star?
    3h. Robinton, Silvina, and Camo
4.  On-line Simulations of Pern (20 Sep 00)
    4a.  Accessing Pern-type MU*s 
    4b.  (Insert your favorite MU* here) is down!!! 
    4c.  List of Pern-type MU*s
5.  "Real Life" Fan Organization and related info (19 Jul 00) 
6.  Non-Pern McCaffrey materials (6 Dec 96)
    6a.  Booklist 
    6b.  Booktapes

Note:  These articles are being cross-posted to the news.answers and
alt.answers newsgroups for extended expire times and archival on
ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/
     or      /pub/usenet-by-hierarchy/alt/fan/pern
     or      /pub/usenet/news.answers/pern-intro
     or      /pub/usenet/alt.answers/pern-intro

To obtain these files (assumes UN*X environment with FTP capability):
---
%ftp rtfm.mit.edu
Connected to <etc.>
Name (rtfm.mit.edu:<foo>): [anonymous]
331 Guest login ok, send ident as password.
Password: [your e-mail address]
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
ftp> [cd pub/usenet/alt.fan.pern
    (or) pub/usenet-by-hierarchy/alt/fan/pern
    (or) pub/usenet/news.answers/pern-intro
    (or) pub/usenet/alt.answers/pern-intro]
    (or) pub/faqs/pern-intro]
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> [get
Welcome_to_alt.fan.pern_(Semi-monthly_posting)_(Part_<X>_of_2)]

(Where <X> is the part number.  If you have chosen the
pub/usenet/news.answers/pern-intro or
pub/usenet/alt.answers/pern-intro or
pub/faqs/pern-intro path, then just get part<X>.)

200 PORT command successful.
[Some stuff]
ftp> (get any other parts you may want)
ftp> [quit]
%
---


                         3. Frequently Asked Questions
                                       
   From time to time, the same questions come up as new people discover
   this newsgroup and pose the questions that have cropped up during
   their reading of the series.
   
   [I expect this section to grow considerably as time passes.
   Suggestions -- and more importantly, documented answers -- are
   welcome. --Quirk]
   
3a. Pronunciation of various words/names.

   [ This pronunciation guide is based on the audiotape of Anne McCaffrey
   reading an abridged version of _All the Weyrs of Pern_ and the
   editor's hearing/pronunciation prejudices. ]
   
   First off, let's get the big one out of the way:
     weyr    -   WEER       [This is hinted at in_Dragonflight_where it
                             is implied that 'Weyr' rhymes with 'adhere'.]

   Others of mild interest
   
     wher    -   (Somewhere between 'where' and 'whir')
     Piemur  -   PIE-mur    [Rhymes with 'timer']
     Sebell  -   SEE-bell
     Groghe  -   GROW-gee   [hard (e.g. Golf) g's in both instances.]
     F'lar   -   FLAHR      [No glottal stop that I could detect.]
     Ruth    -   ROOTH      [As in the 20's baseball player.]
     Menolly -   MEN-oh-lee
     Brekke  -  [There is no authoritative pronunciation available; the name
                 does not appear in McCaffrey's reading to my recollection,
                 and the book-tapes I have (Brilliance Corp:_Dragonquest

   ,_The White Dragon_and_The Renegades of Pern) that do mention her are
   inconsistent at best; alternating between 'BREK-ee' (rhymes with
   'trekkie'), 'BREK-eh', and 'BREK-uh'. That these tapes also tend to
   mispronounce other words does little to inspire any additional
   confidence in them as a source. --Quirk] Igen - IGG-en [Rhymes with
   the bell in that big clock in London.] Ramoth - RAM-oth [Rhymes with
   "Clam Broth"] AIVAS - AYE-vas [Rhymes with "Fly Past"]
   
   [There are, of course, more names on McCaffrey's tape, I'll add more
   names on request.]
   
3b. Rider behavior during Mating Flights.

   The behavior of the riders of mating dragons (and to a lesser extent
   firelizard 'owners') has generated considerable controversy on this
   newsgroup in the past. During one particularly vehement flamewar
   sparked by the topic, someone queried the Dragonlady, Anne McCaffrey,
   herself:
   
---[begin included text]---
From: slf@netcom.com (Sharon Fisher)
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 92 18:26:59 GMT

Presumably this will settle the issue?

---
Date:  23-Sep-92 02:07 PDT
From:  Anne McCaffrey
Subj:  Pern question

Well, now, it's like this...when the dragons mate, their riders are so
consumed with their dragons' passions, that there's really only one way to
vent it:  enjoying the sexual act themselves.  The double whammy is
something incredible.  Since most green riders are male, and most blue,
brown and bronze riders are also male, the obvious need not be stated.
However, it is permissible within the Weyrs for the less-enthusiastic
about this pairing having an alternate of the opposite sex available.  The
green rider will also have someone of his preference available so that the
double charge is not lost...if you don't mind me being a tad bawdy.
Actually, many of the Candidates are weyrbred and accustomed to such
demands and think little of it.  It's the main bone of contention between
the hidebound Halls and Holds and the the Weyrs for the Halls and HOlds
don't really `like' such innovations.  Still, the rider is always
compelled by concern for his dragon and THAT consideration makes the
difference in such a sexual situation.  And it is ALSO an incredible
experience, one to be treasured.
And yes, there could be more female riders of green dragons to relieve
that dilemma but after the early Plagues, women were needed more as
mothers to increase the population (something men still haven't been able
to do on their own ) and flying constantly between is how to abort on
Pern.  (Queen dragons are not always as horny as the greens and as they
are low-level Thread fighters, their pregnant riders could generally
manage without constantly going *between* in the performance of their
duties.)  Anyway, I thought homos deserved a place in the elite social
structure on Pern.
---
Does that answer the question completely?  Or do you need  diagrams?
---[end included text]---

   This policy has subsequently appeared in_Red Star Rising/Dragonseye.
   
3c. Firestone and Queen Dragons

   It is stated about 1/3rd through_Dragonflight_that Queen dragons do
   not chew firestone because it would render them sterile. (To support
   this contention, the example of the overly amorous green dragons and
   their lack of egg-laying activity was brought up.) This idea is
   reinforced throughout the later books - Except for_Dragonsdawn_where
   it is implied that queen dragons had been designed by Kitti Ping Yung
   to be incapable of chewing firestone. This and other text in this book
   could also lead one to conclude that green dragons had been engineered
   to be infertile.
   
   A popular theory (although certainly not the majority opinion) is that
   the 'firestone --> sterility' theory had formed over the turns to
   explain green infertility. Since no goldrider in her right mind would
   risk her queen to test this theory, it is self-consistent.
   
3d. Where do dragons/firelizards defecate?

   In a mostly joking response to this question at a convention in the
   distant past, Ms. McCaffrey stated that 'Dragons go between.' (i.e.
   take care of bodily functions while transiting between.) Although this
   has been perpetuated throughout fandom and has even found its way into
   the_Dragonlovers Guide to Pern, it is still regarded by many as just a
   joke, since it blatantly violates the laws of Conservation of
   Mass/Energy -- as does the practice of dragons suiciding between if
   taken at face value. (Of course, much in the Pern universe doesn't
   hold up to scientific scrutiny. ;-) )
   
3e. Who/What does Aramina 'hear' in_The Renegades of Pern

   ?
   
   Toward the end of_Renegades_Aramina tells Lessa that asside from
   dragons and firelizards, she also hears something else; a 'sad'
   presence.
   
   This question is addressed in_The Dolphins of Pern.
   
3f. What's this I hear about a Pern Movie/TV Show?

   As some may have noticed, "Casting Pern" is a frequent discussion
   topic. While nearly all of the discussion is just wishful thinking
   (there's *no* way to get all the big name stars being bandied about
   together at the same time for some little-known Sci-Fi project), there
   is a television series based on The Dragonriders of Pern in some stage
   of preproduction.
   
   January 2001 update:
   According to http://www.annemccaffrey.org/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000728.html,
   the Warner Brothers television network (The WB -- Home to "Buffy, the
   Vampire Slayer" et al.) is considering picking up the Dragonriders
   series for the Fall 2001 season.
   
   By way of clarification/amplification, in
   http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-main.html?2001-01/18/13.00.tv, Ron
   Moore (long-time Star Trek writer and co-producer for Roswell)
   explained that the WB show was an entirely new effort, having no
   connection to the Atlantis/ZyntoPics project, which apparntly had been
   abandoned in March 2000. He goes on to assure that while Ms. McCaffrey
   has no official position with the production team, "...[I]t's her
   series. She's the creator, and she'll definitely be involved."
   
   Feb '01 Update:
   In http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-main.html?2001-02/07/12.00.tv,
   it is reported that the WB has ordered a one-hour pilot episode. More
   details are provided in
   http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-main.html?2001-02/16/14.00.tv where
   the signs are that the pilot will be a heavily reworked version of the
   original "Weyr Search" novella. Moore predicts shooting will start in
   late March/early April.
   
   Apr '01 Update:
   In http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-main.html?2001-04/05/13.00.tv,
   Ron Moore discusses the circumstances of the sudden shelving of the
   project on 2 April 2001. It seems that legal complications will keep
   Pern off the air for at least the rest of the year.
   
   All of this, of course, supersedes the noises about a Pern Movie
   (made-for-TV or theatrical release) rumors that have been circulating
   since 1994.
   
   There was also a project for an animated movie in the late 70s/early
   80s that fell through for various reasons. Apperantly one clip of
   trial footage was circulated at the time and has subsequently
   disappeared between...
   
3g. Is Rukbat (Pern's sun) a real star?

   In the introduction to the_Dragonriders of Pern_books, Pern's Sun is
   identified as 'Rukbat'; a star in the constellation Saggitarius.
   Therein, it is described as a G-type (i.e. similar to Sol) star. In a
   number of interviews, Ms. McCaffrey has explained that she saw the
   star name in a copy of_National Geographic_and decided to use it.
   
   Rick Hewett (rick@chocky.demon.co.uk) did a little research and came
   up with the following:

---
>From Sky Catalogue 2000.0 Vol. 1 (ed: Alan Hirshfeld & Roger W. Sinnot
>Pub: Cambridge University Press $ Sky Publishing Corporation
>ISBN 0-521-28913-0 pbk, 0-521-24710-1 hbd)
>
>Rukbat (alpha Sagittarius) HD 181869  SAO 229659
>
> R.A. 19 23 53.0
> Dec -40 36 58
>
> Visual magnitude         3.97
> Colour index (B-V)      -0.10  Somewhat on the blue side ...
> Absolute magnitude (Mv) -0.2
> Spectral class           B8 V  (Yes I do mean bee eight)
> distance in parsecs      36    (maximum estimated)
---

   To which, Peter Stewart (stewart@nutcake.bae.bellcore.com) adds the
   following commentary:

---
>And this, of course, is evidence of Yet Another McCaffrey Scientific
>Inaccuracy :)
>
>It is virtually impossible for a viable life-bearing world to evolve about
>a class B star. Such stars generally use up their supply of hydrogen very
>fast, usually within a billion years or so. If Earth could be used as a
>model of a typical world with carbon-based life, it would take far longer than
>that just to reach the point of single-celled organisms.
---

   Ted Ollier (tedo@kiowa.natinst.com) added:
---
>Not to nit-pick, but B-types only last about 300 million years. :)
>And they also put out a hellacious amount of UV radiation, so any
>single-celled organisms that manage to last that long probably live
>underground. *Far* underground. :)
---

   Sometimes, it just doesn't pay to dig too deeply into such
   things...;-)
   
3h. Robinton, Silvina, and Camo

   In _The People of Pern_, Ms. McCaffrey states that Camo is the result
   of a liason between Robinton and Silvina. Any question as to the Canon
   status of this claim is set to rest as it was also stated in _The
   Masterharper of Pern_.
   
3i. Where did Menolly's 10th firelizard come from?

   In chapter 11 of _The White Dragon_, Menolly mentions in passing the
   circumstances where she inadvertantly impressed her 10th firelizard
   (bronze Poll). This is the only instance where this event is
   discussed.
   
3j. Will the real Moreta please stand up?

   In _Dragonflight_, it is mentioned in passing that there was once a
   Benden Weyrwoman of Ruathan ancestry who had the ability to "hear all
   dragons." There is also a teaching song about her.
   
   In _Dragonsinger_, the narrative of said teaching song is revealed,
   but she is mysteriously transplanted to Fort Weyrwoman.
   
   Finally, in _Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern_, it is revealed that Moreta
   was actually born in a small hold in Keroon, Impressed at Ista,
   eventually became Fort Weyrwoman, and couldn't hear more dragons than
   the typical rider.
   
   So how did the notion that she was a Ruathan-born Benden Weyrwoman
   able to "hear all dragons" come about? Was it just an oversight on
   McCaffrey's part?
   
   Not necessarily.
   
   In _Nerilka's Story_, it is revealed that Lord Alessan of Ruatha and
   Nerilka had a daughter named after the famed Fort Weyrwoman. It isn't
   beyond the realm of possibilty that this Ruathan-born female was able
   to "hear all dragons", eventualy impressed a queen, and eventually
   rose to the position of Benden Weyrwoman. Throw in several hundred
   years of intervening time and the two Moretas (Moretae?) may very well
   have become the single mythical figure Lessa learned about from R'gul
   and S'lel in _Dragonflight_.
   
3l. Lyrics to _The Ballad of Moreta's Ride_

   Speaking of Moreta, it probably deserves mentioning that in no place
   are the actual lyrics to the oft-mentioned _Ballad of Moreta's Ride_
   given. The overall narrative of the piece is described in Chapter 6 of
   _Dragonsinger_, and in _Dragonflight_ Lessa suggests that the verse
   fragment
   
     Crack dust, blackdust
     Turn in freezing air
     Waste dust, spacedust
     From Red Star bare
     
   appears in it at some point.
   
   Beyond these vague hints, there are no further details in any of the
   books.
     _________________________________________________________________

                        4. On-line Simulations of Pern
                                       
   Some people have gone to the extent of attempting to duplicate Pern
   with a multi-user program designed to allow people to assume the roles
   of dragonriders, harpers, holders, etc. While one of the most
   frequently discussed is PernMUSH, it is by no means the only one.
   
   Just about all of the on-line Pern simulations are based on
   derivatives of a program called 'TinyMUD'. These programs (TinyMUSH,
   TinyMUSE, etc.) are collectively referred to as MU*s.
   
   Note: Now that Grolier Interactive has the rights to Pern Computer
   games, there is a moritorium on any additional online games obtaining
   permission from Ms. McCaffrey to operate.
   
   There are also a small handfull of MU*s based on the _Crystal Singer_
   books: They are listed at the end of section 4c.
   
4a. Accessing Pern-type MU*s

   The quick way of doing it is to use the 'telnet' program to connect to
   the appropriate machine specifying the port listed -- e.g. 'telnet '
   for most Unix systems. (And I have provided links to the telnet URLs
   in the list in section 4c. below.) If the name doesn't work, try the
   numeric (IP) address. However, most addicts tend to make use of client
   programs such as tinyfugue. As I am primarily a Unix shell junkie,
   those looking for clients for other platforms would be better advised
   to look in the rec.games.mud.* FAQs than bugging me.
   
   For more info, look at the rec.games.mud.* newsgroups.
   (rec.games.mud.tiny, rec.games.mud.misc and rec.games.mud.annoucne
   primarily.)
   
   Note: MU*s require direct access to the Internet. BBS systems with
   only email/Usenet cannot take part; at the very minimum, you must be
   able to use 'telnet'. I have no information (nor do I especially wish
   to receive any) about the availability of telnet connections from any
   given online service. Readers who are curious about such things would
   be best served asking their specific tech-support people.
   
4b. (Insert your favorite MU* here) is down!!!

   Due to various factors (Murphy's Law, preventative maintanance, etc.),
   either some network links or the MU*'s host machine may be
   non-functional from time to time.
   
   Because of propagation delays involved in Usenet posts, the odds are
   that any network/machine difficulty you encounter will probably be
   corrected by the time most people read your message. Unless the MU* in
   question has been unreachable for at least 48 hours, don't bother
   asking about it either here, or anywhere else on Usenet.
   
4c. List of Pern-type MU*s

   NOTE: This information is accurate so far as the author is aware. If
   there is a change, it won't be reflected here unless I'm informed of
   it; messages to alt.fan.pern or rec.games.mud.announce should be
   sufficient for notification purposes.
   
   Also, indications of permission to exist on the part of Ms. McCaffrey
   (the [AOK] marks) are based on either personal insepction of the MU*
   for such proof, or a wizard-type contacting me personally with a copy
   of the approval letter with indication that it would be included in
   the on-line doccumentation in the near future. In one or two cases, I
   have been unable to confirm the status of a particular MU* in my
   latest (29 Sep 96) on-line inspection and am indicating provisional
   permission, based on past inclusion in the 'permission list'.
   
   If the administration staff of a given MU* obtains AOK status, all
   that is required is that a copy of the approval note be made available
   on the MU* itself and that I be informed of this fact; sending me
   copies of the approval notice is not necessary. -Quirk]
   
   Addresses are now listed in standard "telnet://address:port" URL
   format; note that port number (required for acccess) appears after the
   colon following the host machine name.
   
     * Pern-themed MUSHs:
          + PernMUSH [AOK] -- telnet://pern.mccr.org:4201
            (IP address 207.170.64.219)
            Unofficial home page: http://vortxweb.net/meli/pern/
          + SouConMUSH [AOK] -- telnet://soucon.godlike.com:4201
            (IP address 206.205.199.130)
            
     [These two are set during the start of the 10th pass and are
     considered to run in roughly parallel timelines.]
     
          + Belior Rising [AOK] -- telnet://jhereg.mit.edu:4301
            (IP address 18.177.1.199)
            Home page: http://www.teleport.com/~voyager/br
            
     [Set prior to the 10th pass in a 'damaged AIVAS' timeline.]
     
          + Desert Wings -- telnet://dragon.sj.scruznet.com:6250
            (IP address 165.227.106.173)
            
     [Set prior to the 11th pass; no-AIVAS timeline.]
     
          + Ierne Island [AOK] -- telnet://ierne.starfall.com:4444
            (IP address 38.178.241.3)
            Home page: http://www.starfall.com/~ierne
            
     [Registration-only, post-ATWOP/Dolphins, no-thread timeline]
     
          + DragonTrek MUSH [AOK] -- telnet://jpd.ch.man.ac.uk:4242
            (IP address 130.88.12.119)
            
     [Set during the 1st Long Interval (between 4th and 5th Passes);
     Ista Island.]
     
          + PernWorld [AOK] -- telnet://pern.firstlight.net:3333
            (IP address 207.213.81.101)
            Home page: http://www.firstlight.net/pernworld/
            
     [Post-AtWoP timeline.]
     
          + Forgotten Weyrs MUSH [AOK] --
            telnet://weyrs.lightbearer.com:6666
            (IP address 209.108.22.226)
            Home page: http://www.starfall.com/~fw
            
     [Set midway into the 3rd Interval.]
     
          + Silver Skies MUSH [AOK] -- telnet://mush.silverskies.net:5560
            (IP address 216.15.46.148)
            Home page: http://www.silverskies.net
            
     [10th Pass, no-AIVAS timeline, assorted Weyrs and Holds]
     
     * MUSH with Pern areas:
          + TinyTIM -- telnet:http://yay.tim.org:5440
            Home page: http://yay.tim.org/TIMhome.html
            
     [10th Pass Telgar Weyr -- amid a lot of other stuff.]
     
     * Pern-themed MOOs
          + Harper's Tale [AOK] -- telnet://moo.astroarch.com:7007
            (IP address 204.157.166.85)
            Home page: http://www.astroarch.com/HT/
            
     [Set during the 10th pass on/around Ista island; no-AIVAS
     timeline.]
     
          + DragonsFireMOO [AOK] -- telnet://moo.macrodyne.net:7777
            (IP address 207.216.134.130)
            Home page: http://www.omnigroup.com/People/Friends/arien/df/
            
     [Set before the 11th pass.]
     
          + VirtuaPern MOO [AOK] -- telnet://moo.virtuapern.com:9999
            (IP address 193.216.115.160)
            
     [Set some 700 turns following the 9th Pass. ('Canon' timeline)]
     
          + Star Stones MOO -- telnet://mserv1.wizvax.net:9999
            (IP address 199.181.141.2)
            Home page: http://mserv1.wizvax.net:9988
            
     [11th Pass, non-functional AIVAS timeline.]
       
   There are also a small number of MU*s based on McCaffrey's _Crystal
   Singer_ series:
   
     * CrystalMUSH [AOK] -- telnet://crystal.tinymush.org:6886
       (IP address 208.42.18.111)
       Home page: http://www.visi.com/~gyles19/CM/
     * Crystal Dreams MUSH [AOK] -- telnet://bucket.pp.ular.edu:5000
       (IP address 144.167.49.10)
         _____________________________________________________________

     _________________________________________________________________
   
                    5. Additional Pern-related information
                                       
   Anne McCaffrey's new homepage is located at:
   
     http://www.annemccaffrey.org
     
   The "Official Dragonriders of Pern(r) Website" at
   http://www.perncom.com is, as of 19 July 2000, still under
   construction.
   
   Del Rey books has created a webpage devoted to Pern's 30th
   anniversary.
   
     http://www.randomhouse.com/delrey/pern/
     
   [Author's note:]
   
   Yes, this section is amazingly short. It's been quite a while since
   it's been updated: The July '99 modifications were to clear out
   deadwood only.
     _________________________________________________________________

                        6. Non-Pern McCaffrey booklist
                                       
   As discussion of Ms. McCaffrey's other works occasionally crops up,
   the following non-Pern bibliography is provided for the curious and
   devoted McCaffrey fan:
   
6a. Booklist

   [Thanks to Chris G. Abbott (Chris@ruatha.demon.co.uk) for compiling
   the list and ISBNs where available. US Publisher data gathered during
   bookstore trips --Quirk.]
   
   _To Ride Pegasus_
          1973, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-33603-8
          1974, Sphere, ISBN 0-7221-5967-6
          
   _Pegasus In Flight_
          1990, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-36897-5
          1991, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-13728-6
          
   _The Rowan_
          1990, Ace, ISBN 0-441-73576-2
          1990, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-13763-4
          
   _Damia_
          1992, Ace, ISBN 0-441-13556-0
          1992, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-13764-2
          
   _Damia's Children_
          1993, Ace, ISBN 0-441-00007-X
          1992, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-13912-2
          
   _Lyon's Pride_
          1995, Ace, ISBN 0-441-00141-6
          [UK data?]
          
   _The Ship Who Sang_
          1970, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-33431-0
          1971, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-10163-X
          
   _Partner Ship_ (Co-Author: Margaret Ball)
          1992, Baen, ISBN 0-671-72109-7
          
   _The Ship Who Searched_ (Co-Author: Mercedes Lackey)
          1992, Baen, ISBN 0-671-72129-1
          
   _The Ship Who Won_
          1994, Baen, ISBN 0-671-87657-0
          
   _The City Who Fought_
          1994, Baen, ISBN 0-671-87599-X
          
   _Dinosaur Planet_
          1978, Del Rey, ISBN 1-345-31995-8
          1978, Orbit, ISBN 1-85723-090-6
          
   _Dinosaur Planet Survivors_ (UK title: _Survivors (Dinosaur Planet
          II)_
          1984, Del Rey, ISBN 1-345-27246-3
          1984, Orbit, ISBN 1-85723-089-2
          
   _The Planet Pirates_ (Trade P-back)
          1993, Baen, ISBN 0-671-72187-9
          [Consisting of:]
          
   _Sassinak_ (Co-Author: Elizabeth Moon)
          1990, Baen, ISBN 0-671-39936-X
          1990, Orbit, ISBN 1-85723-092-2
          
   _The Death of Sleep_ (Co-Author: Jody Lynn Nye)
          1990, Baen, ISBN 0-671-69884-2
          1990, Orbit, ISBN 1-85723-005-1
          
   _Generation Warriors_ (Co-Author: Elizabeth Moon)
          1991, Baen, ISBN 0-671-72041-4
          1991, Orbit, ISBN 1-85723-033-7
          
   _Decision at Doona_
          1969, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-24416-8
          1970, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-08661-4
          
   _Crisis on Doona_ (Co-Author: Jody Lynn Nye)
          1992, Ace, ISBN 0-441-23194-2
          
   _Treaty at Doona_ (Co-Author: Jody Lynn Nye)
          1994, Ace, ISBN 0-441-00089-4
          
   (UK title: _Treaty Planet_)
          1994, Orbit, ISBN 1-85723-184-8
          
   _The Crystal Singer_
          1982, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-32786-1
          1982, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-12097-9
          
   _Killashandra_
          1986, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-31600-2
          1985, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-12556-3
          
   _Crystal Line_
          1992, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-38491-1
          
   _Powers That Be_ (all _Powers..._ books co-written by Elizabeth Ann
          Scarborough)
          1993, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-37889-1
          1993, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-14098-8
          
   _Power Lines_
          1994, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-38780-5
          
   _Power Play_
          1995, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-38781-3
          
   _Freedom's Landing_
          1995, Ace/Putnam, ISBN 0-441-00538-9
          [Non-connected (to my knowledge) individual novels]
          
   _Restoree_
          1967, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-35187-8
          1967, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-08344-5
          
   _The Coeleura_
          1983, TOR, ISBN 0-812-50297-3
          
   _An Exchange of gifts_
          ISBN 1-880448-48-3 (Wildside Press) or 0-431-45520-7 (ROC)
          [I have no additional information on this book except that it
          appears to have been an Alternate Selection from the Science
          Fiction Book Club at one time.]
          
   _The Lady_
          1987, Ballantine, ISBN 0-345-35674-8
          [Alternate title: _The Carradine Touch_ or something along
          those lines.] Non-Science Fiction, Horse Book.
          [Short Fiction collections]
          
   _Get off the Unicorn_
          1977, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-27464-4
          1979, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-10965-7
          Fourteen Wonderful Stories, including the "The Smallest
          Dragonboy", but the other 13 are non-Pern.
          
   _Alchemy & Academe_
          1980, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-34419-7
          A Collection of Original Stories Concerning Themselves with
          Transmutations, Mental and Elemental, Alchemical and Academic.
          Selected By Anne McCaffrey
          
   _The Girl Who Heard Dragons_
          1994, TOR, ISBN 0-812-51099-2
          (non-Pern short ficiton except for title story.)
          Other Anne McCaffrey books found in a list in a US publication
          
   _Mark of Merlin_ (Not Sci-Fi)
          Dell, 1971
          
   _Ring of Fear_ (Horse/Romance)
          Ace, 1977 (original copyright from Dell, 1971)
          
   _Kilternan Legacy_ (Not Sci-Fi)
          (Above three reported as printed in the US as a single
          paperback volume entitled _Three Women_: TOR, 1990, ISBN
          0-812-50587-5
          Clothbound/Trade-paperback editions from Underwood-Miller
          [1990] entitled _Three Gothic Novels_ exist: ISBN 0-88733-065-7
          (cloth)/ 0-88733-126-2 (t-p'back)
          
   _Out of this World Cookbook_
          Original edition: Ballentine, 1973, ISBN 0-345-23413-8
          Current release: Wildside Press, 1991, ISBN 1-990448-13-0
          (Obviously, a cookbook. Edited by McCaffrey with contributions
          from assorted SF writers.)
          
   _Stitch in Snow_ (Not Sci-Fi)
          TOR, 1984, ISBN 0-812-93753-9
          
   _The Year of the Lucy_ (Not Sci-Fi)
          TOR, 1986, ISBN 0-812-58565-8
          
   [Any of you who can provide missing data are more than welcome to send
   it to me for inclusion in the list. -Quirk]
   
6b. Booktapes

   Audio adaptation data courtessy of MIRRIM@delphi.com. Any confusion
   may be blamed on the bookstore whose database she searched, or the
   editor of this doccument. Publisher code in brackets; contact data
   follows listing.
   
   _Crisis on Doona_ and _Treaty Planet_/_Treaty on Doona_
          (Combo - Abridged) 0-7871-0239-3 [1]
          
   _Crystal Singer_
          (No additional data) 1-55800-346-0 [1]
          (Abridged) 0-7871-0024-2 [1]
          (Signed copy?) 0681839333
          
   _Killashandra_
          (No additional data) 1-55800-350-9 [1]
          (Abridged - Performer: Adrienne Barbeau) 0-7871-0398-5 [1]
          
   _Crystal Line_
          (No additional data) 1-55800-732-6 [1]
          (Abridged) 0-7871-0074-9 [1]
          
   _To Ride Pegasus_ and _Pegasus in Flight_
          (combo - no additional data) 1-55800-474-2 [1]
          
   _The Rowan_
          (No additional data) 0930435680
          
   _Damia_
          (No additional data) 0930435885
          
   _Damia's Children_
          (No additional data) 1-56100-494-4 [2]
          
   _Lyon's Pride_
          (Unabridged?) 1-56100-550-9 [2]
          (Abridged) 1-56100-358-1 [2]
          
   _Partnership_ series
          (No additional data) 1-55800-923-X [1]
          
   _The Ship Who Won_
          (Abridged - Performer: Constance Towers) 0-7871-0237-7 [1]
          
   _Planet Pirate_ Series
          (No additional data) 0-7871-0398-5 [1]
          
   _The Powers That Be_
          (No additional data) 1-55800-855-1 [1]
          
   Science Fiction boxed set
          (Abridged - Performer: Adrienne Barbeau) 0-7871-0186-9 [1]
          Above includes _Crystal Singer_
          
   A Dragonlovers Treasury of the Fantastic
          (Abridged - Performers: John Cygan & Glynnis Talken)
          1-57042-136-6 [3]
          Above includes "Weyr Search"
          
   Publishers:
   
    1. Dove Audio
       301 N. Canon Drive
       Beverly Hills, Ca. 90210
       1-800-328-DOVE
    2. Brilliance Corp.
       1810-B Industrial Drive
       P.O.Box 887
       Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
       1-800-222-3225
    3. Time Warner Audio
       9229 Sunset Blvd.
       Los Angeles, CA 90069

User Contributions:

Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:

CAPTCHA




Part1 - Part2

[ Usenet FAQs | Web FAQs | Documents | RFC Index ]

Send corrections/additions to the FAQ Maintainer:
quirk@swcp.com (Taki Kogoma)





Last Update March 27 2014 @ 02:12 PM