Book - 1988
Average Rating:
Rate this:
The beautiful planet Pern seemed a paradise to its new colonists--until unimaginable terror turned it into hell. Suddenly deadly spores were falling like silver threads from the sky, devouring everything--and everyone--in their path. It began to look as if the colony, cut off from Earth and lacking the resources to combat the menace, was doomed. Then some of the colonists noticed that the small, dragonlike lizards that inhabited their new world were joining the fight against Thread, breathing fire on it and teleporting to safety. If only, they thought, the dragonets were big enough for a human to ride and intelligent enough to work as a team with a rider... And so they set their most talented geneticist to work to create the creatures Pern so desperately needed--Dragons! -Back cover.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1988.
ISBN: 9780345362865
Call Number: MCCAFFREY
Characteristics: [369] p. : maps ; 18 cm.
Subjects: Pern (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
Life on other planets -- Fiction.
Space colonies -- Fiction.
Dragons -- Fiction.
Science fiction.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Feb 19, 2011

Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey c – 1989 ---- A good read Story of landing and learning to survive Pern – Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

Aug 19, 2010

This is one of my favorite Pern novels, if only because it delves into Pernese origins. More sci-fi than the others with actual space travel, and more techy than the others, it follows the path of the creation of dragons and the advent of the first dragon riders. A plus for people who can't keep track of characters in a series, these are all new folks. Enjoyable, truly readable.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at GCPL

To Top