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View Poll Results: Which is your favourite Pern short story?
The Smallest Dragonboy 4 57.14%
The Girl Who Heard Dragons 1 14.29%
Runner of Pern 0 0%
Ever the Twain 0 0%
The Impression 1 14.29%
Beyond Between 1 14.29%
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Old Jul 31 2005, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default Favourite Pernese Short Story and Why?

We don't seem to have had a poll on this yet, so I thought I'd make myself useful

Please vote and then post to explain your vote, thanks

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Old Jul 31 2005, 08:40 PM   #2
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What about all the stories in Chronicles? If those are included as well, then I can easily answer Survey PERN for the knowledge we get about Pern's discovery - it's a very short short story that is rich with details that makes the archivist within me drool

Otherwise, from this set, I'd really have to stop and think which is my favorite...
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Old Jul 31 2005, 09:25 PM   #3
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It's either "Smallest Dragonboy" or "Ever the Twain".

Those two aren't too long and are good samples to the world of Pern.
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Old Aug 1 2005, 03:22 AM   #4
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The Smallest Dragonboy for me, wins hands down and eyes glued

Not only a very good story but if you know the story behind it, it gets that extra value
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Old Aug 1 2005, 08:17 PM   #5
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Of the ones listed, I had to go with "Beyond Between", because it's Moreta and Co. If the stories from CoP were included, I would pick "The Second Weyr."
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Old Aug 1 2005, 09:25 PM   #6
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The Smallest Dragonboy is my absolute favorite. Second runner up is The Second Weyr.
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Old Aug 19 2005, 04:39 PM   #7
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Well I didn't get a chance to vote in the poll but I'll post here anyhow... Of the stories listed I'd say the Runner of Pern. If Chronicals were listed it be tough to decide but I think I'd say Survey.
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Old Aug 20 2005, 03:31 PM   #8
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Interesting to see the results, despite the small number of participants

I suspect "The Smallest Dragonboy" may owe its popularity to being an official text at school in the US, so maybe for our American friends the first Pern book they ever read?

Or is that just too obvious?
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Old Aug 20 2005, 04:42 PM   #9
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I voted for The Smallest Dragonboy because I like the story and the idea behind it (true, that's the reason it was chosen as schooltextbook) but also because of the link to Anne's brother Kevin.
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Old Aug 20 2005, 09:03 PM   #10
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Interesting to see the results, despite the small number of participants

I suspect "The Smallest Dragonboy" may owe its popularity to being an official text at school in the US, so maybe for our American friends the first Pern book they ever read?

Or is that just too obvious?
I don't think it's too obvious. Though it may be true for some, I never had to read it in school. Never even saw it in a textbook.

I didn't read "The Small Dragonboy" until this passed May in A Gift of Dragons--after already reading many others.
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Old Dec 2 2005, 09:56 AM   #11
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I like "The Smallest Dragonboy" and I can't wait to find "Ever the Twain".
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Old Dec 2 2005, 04:04 PM   #12
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The Smallest Dragonboy

If CoP:FF were included, I would have went for Rescue Run.
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