Review: The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

It seems fitting that I begin populating my sacred space with one of my human’s favorite series. When my human wasn’t much more than a furless kitten, she’s been reading about Pern and its dragons.

She loved and hated how she was tricked into believing she was reading a fantasy only to discover it was a science fiction, but this series helped remind my silly human she likes science fiction almost as much as she likes fantasy.

The Dragonriders of Pern series begins with Dragonflight. While many of the same characters show up over various books in the series, the novels do span over much of the history of Pern–and its future.

My human’s favorite is The White Dragon, and she cried the day she got her mitts on an autographed copy. Her second favorite is All the Weyrs of Pern. That book, without fail, makes her cry, so she doesn’t read it as often as she’d like.

So, if you want to read a really lengthy and rather old science fiction series that does an adept job of tricking readers into believing it’s a fantasy, this series might be for you.

I give it many purrs and a swish of my beautiful tail.


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