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Old May 21 2007, 03:15 AM   #1
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With the upcoming 40th anniversary of the beginning of Pern, I was recently thinking about Anne's other series and how old they are, and thought I'd compile a list of their beginning dates and upcoming notable anniversaries.

In chronological order of celebration:

Jul 2007 - 10th Anniversary of Acorna
Sep 2007 - 40th Anniversary of Restoree, Anne's first published novel
Oct 2007 - 40th Anniversary of Pern
Jun 2008 - 30th Anniversary of Dinosaur Planet / Planet Pirates
Jul 2008 - 15th Anniversary of Petaybee
Oct 2008 - 55th Anniversary of Anne's very first publication "Freedom of the Race"
2009 - 35th Anniversary of Crystal Singer
Apr 2009 - 50th Anniversary of Talent and 40th Anniversary of Doona
2010 - 40th Anniversary of Freedom; 15th of the revival of Freedom
Apr 2011 - 50th Anniversary of Brainships



In order by series creation date:

Anne's first work "Freedom of the Race" published Oct 1953
October 2008 - 55th Anniverary of Anne's first publication

Talent ("Lady in a Tower" published April 1959)
April 2009 - 50th Anniversary

Brainships ("The Ship Who Sang" published April 1961)
April 2011 - 50th Anniversary

Restoree (Anne's first novel published Sep 1967)
September 2007 - 40th Anniversary

Pern ("Weyr Search" published October 1967)
October 2007 - 40th Anniversary

Doona (Decision At Doona published April 1969)
April 2009 - 40th Anniversary

Freedom ("The Thorns of Barevi" published 1970; revived 1995 with Freedom's Landing)
2010 - 40th Anniversary; 15th of the revival

Crystal Singer ("Prelude to a Crystal Song" published 1974)
2009 - 35th Anniversary

Dinosaur Planet / Planet Pirates (Dinosaur Planet published June 1978)
June 2008 - 30th Anniversary

Petaybee (Powers That Be published July 1993)
July 2008 - 15th Anniversary

Acorna (Acorna published July 1997)
July 2007 - 10th Anniversary
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Old May 21 2007, 03:18 AM   #2
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It has been so long for many of these series and yet they still get new fans every year. Makes you want to love them all the more (if that is even possible).
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Good heavens, you have been a busy beaver, Cheryl!

What a wonderful list! Thank you!
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Old May 21 2007, 04:30 AM   #4
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Insomnia R Me, tonight!
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Old May 21 2007, 04:58 AM   #5
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You've forgotten first novel published- Restoree 40yrs, 2008!

Wow what a list thogh!
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Old May 21 2007, 05:24 AM   #6
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Actually the Restoree 40th Anniversary would be Sep 2007. I didn't include it, since it's not part of a series, but it is notable as her first novel publication, as you noted!

Also of note is October 2008, the 55th Anniversary of Anne's first publication ever!
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Old May 21 2007, 05:30 AM   #7
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eep....
that's a long time.

How could I have got the date wrong for Restoree? (bangs hand)
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Old May 21 2007, 06:20 AM   #8
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Because you were using the date it was first published in the UK, which was after the US publication. For my full list I used the very first publication, whatever the country.
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Old May 21 2007, 11:01 AM   #9
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That was some work you did there Cheryl!! Hope your insomnia went away.

I knew there was a reason that I loved Anne so much; The Smallest Dragon Boy was published the year I was born!!
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That is quite a list! I haven't read the smallest dragon boy(not for lack of trying to find it!), although i would very much like to!
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I believe The Smallest Dragonboy may have been the actual first story of Anne's that I read. Found it in a short story anthology in the library, but I can't recall the name of it.
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Time very well spent for one suffering through a sleepless night ...thank you for all your work...but now I am feeling sooooooooooooo old, as many of these I read from the start....
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The smallest Dragon Boy is in the book A Gift of Dragons.

That was Kibbie's first Pern story as well.
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Not just in "Gift." I saw it in a different book because I've never read that one. The collection I read also contained stories by different authors and they weren't all about dragons.
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Old May 22 2007, 05:29 PM   #15
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It's also in Get Off the Unicorn. And in half a zillion other anthologies as well, but those two are the most commonly found sources.
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Wow! Great list, Cheryl. I was wondering about it...neat how they all end in nice round numbers there.

@ Tresa, Smallest Dragonboy was my first story as well, but I read it in an english book back in 6th or 7th grade.
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I was wondering about it...neat how they all end in nice round numbers there.
That was done on purpose Gwina, I picked the year in the upcoming 5 years when each would have a round five anniversary to celebrate.
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