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Old May 30 2008, 06:58 PM   #2001
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I'm rereading the Pern books right now, primarily because I've been bedridden for two months with a broken ankle (I'm bionic now; I have sixteen pieces of metal screwed into it! punk rawk!) and I need things to do. I'm really hoping to getting into the fandom again and finding other fans who live in Minnesota (Minneapolis & suburbs), and learning if there are any Gathers that happen in the area.

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To further introduce myself, I am 28 years old (female) and became addicted to the Dragonriders of Pern series when I was in gradeschool. In 2000, I discovered that the internet contained Pern PbEM clubs and the rest is history. In 2004, some online friends and I created our own PbEM club, Islands of Pern. One of my greatest passions in life is writing Pern, though my characters seem to have minds of their own most of the time!!

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Hello Gordon, welcome to the board. I hope you'll enjoy yourself here.

If you have thoughts about Pern to share or discuss, it's best to do so in the designated forum, though.
So I moved your second thread to the Dragonriders of Pern forum and renamed it "Jaxom and Sharra". Maybe it'll spark an interesting discussion on Sharra. Have fun
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"The name rowan is believed to derive from the Norse runa - "a charm". It was often planted outside houses to ward off witches. On May Day a spray of rowan leaves was hung over doors to repel evil, and wells dressed with rowan to keep witches away. The rowan, or mountain ash, is found commonly in Scotland, sometimes clinging to a rock face."
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Old Jun 3 2008, 08:54 AM   #2017
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Old Jun 8 2008, 08:38 PM   #2018
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Hi, I am Hazel.
I became a McCaffrey addict in high school. I discovered Dragonsong as the short novel featured in the back of my textbook. My teacher reprimanded me three times because I was called to read aloud and didn't know where the rest of the class was because I was so far ahead. I couldn't stop reading it! I actually checked out the text and finished it at home that night.
That was my beginning but not my end. I raided the libraries until I read every Pern text I could get my claws on when I moved out on my own I started combing used bookstores to have a complete Pern anthology(or whatever the word I am looking for here is) And now my mission is replace all of my McCaffrey works with first editions. I am Missing : Dragonflight, Dragonquest, Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, Dragondrums, Dragonseye, Dragon's Kin, Chronicles of Pern: First Fall and Masterharper of Pern.
I am so MAD about Masterharper and Dragon's Kin because I should Have those but I could not get them until they were released in mass market paperback abd it is too soon to find them in used book stores. oh well
I don't do a lot of web surfing so I hadn't come across this site before. I found it while looking online for the info regarding the new todd mccaffrey novel due out this fall. Thai looks like a Pretty Great site.
It was nice to post for you all. Thank you for your time
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Welcome Hazel! You found the right place, methinks! We have lots of collectors of Anne's books here, and a whole forum devoting to collecting, so we should be able to provide any advice you need on finding what you're missing.
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I have been off line for the last couple of weeks, so I want to say


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Mawra, The english teacher in whose class I found the pern novels had that phrase attached to her door MEDDLE NOT IN THE AFFAIRS OF DRAGONS FOR YOU ARE CRUNCHY & GOOD WITH KETCHUP!!!!!!!!
I loved it.

and thanks everyone for the welcome. I have never joined a forum so I am still having trouble with the tools. how do i use the smilies?

I posted a thread in another part of the forum and i am not sure where now, lol. I wanted to know more about McCaffrey quest and more specifically about the brainship books. What are those?

AH HA! I found the smilies!!!!
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To post smileys you have to hit the "Go Advanced" button that is just below the reply box.

The Brain Ship book are books that were written by Anne. They have to do with people, usealy babies, who would not normally be alive because of birth defects. The babies were put in to capsuls that aloud them to live. When they were trained the were put in to spaceships. They became the spaceship. They were pared with "Brawns" who were train people to work with the "Brain" ships. Most of stories are space ships, brawns. There is on "The City Who Faught" were the Brain was a city. I like the books. "The Ship
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Annefans are always welcome here! I'm sure you'll find your way around pretty quickly and occasionally wonder what your life was like before you became a MoMer. Personally, I can't imagine it! But don't be shy about asking questions either. We'll be glad to help any way we can.
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I see. I really couldn't get as involved with the rest of anne's work, unfortunately. I couldn't finish nimisha's ship or her acorna books. I don't know why, i just didn't enjoy them. I count that as a failing in myself i suppose.
thank you for clearing that up though

I was scoping the site earlier and posted a reply to a question about chocolate on pern before i realized how old that thread was!

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We are all individuals with our own tastes. Not everyone enjoys the same things. Anne's works are varried and most of us like some of them better than others. Some that are one person's favorite, another person doesn't like at all. That's human nature. Don't feel bad if you just can't get into all of them. Pern is far and away the most popular, I believe, so you'll get along well with the majority of us!
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I agree with Sandi. I don't care for the Acorna books either. I never did finish reading them. Some of her books are just more fun for me than others. All that means is that she is an incredible author able to write for a wide range of tastes. No one could get that wide of a range into one book!
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I can appreciate all of that . I believe that i enjoy pern because I have a strong tilt toward literary fantasy. I was actually dissapointed that i didn't enjoy acorna. I tried the twins too but oh well. My oth er favorite authors include stephen lawhead, susan cooper and jean auel. Maybe that will give a clearer view of where i am in literature

with the notable exception of douglas adams i tend to stay away from the more technical bits of SCIENCE fiction. I made a brief run at westerns in my early teens. I still kinda shake my head at that and I am still not sure what pulled me in that direction or why i stopped reading them. I know i read every one in the western section of my local library before i was done tho

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Hazel, have you read Mercedes Lackey?
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nope. I have thought about it since she is always on the same shelf so to speak as anne, I just haven't found a synopsis i like

Or I find something new from one of my fave authors and opt to get that instead. Seems like there is always something. I want to tho, what do you recomend?

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Start with "Arrows of the Queen" and go on to the other 2 "Arrows" books. They were the first ones Lackey wrote of that series and are the best to start with, at least the first time you read the series. I think you will really like them!
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I see. I really couldn't get as involved with the rest of anne's work, unfortunately. I couldn't finish nimisha's ship or her acorna books. I don't know why, i just didn't enjoy them. I count that as a failing in myself i suppose.
thank you for clearing that up though
I think Acorna is an acquired taste (and one I haven't acquired myself); it really shows that the series was written for teens.

Pern is certainly Anne's most popular series, and many fans of it never do care for her other works. I like most of her series but definitely some are much better than others. What others of Anne's books have you tried?
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Hi, I am Hazel.
I became a McCaffrey addict in high school. I discovered Dragonsong as the short novel featured in the back of my textbook. My teacher reprimanded me three times because I was called to read aloud and didn't know where the rest of the class was because I was so far ahead. I couldn't stop reading it! I actually checked out the text and finished it at home that night.
That was my beginning but not my end. I raided the libraries until I read every Pern text I could get my claws on when I moved out on my own I started combing used bookstores to have a complete Pern anthology(or whatever the word I am looking for here is) And now my mission is replace all of my McCaffrey works with first editions. I am Missing : Dragonflight, Dragonquest, Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, Dragondrums, Dragonseye, Dragon's Kin, Chronicles of Pern: First Fall and Masterharper of Pern.
I am so MAD about Masterharper and Dragon's Kin because I should Have those but I could not get them until they were released in mass market paperback abd it is too soon to find them in used book stores. oh well
I don't do a lot of web surfing so I hadn't come across this site before. I found it while looking online for the info regarding the new todd mccaffrey novel due out this fall. Thai looks like a Pretty Great site.
It was nice to post for you all. Thank you for your time

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I can appreciate all of that . I believe that i enjoy pern because I have a strong tilt toward literary fantasy. I was actually dissapointed that i didn't enjoy acorna. I tried the twins too but oh well. My oth er favorite authors include stephen lawhead, susan cooper and jean auel. Maybe that will give a clearer view of where i am in literature

with the notable exception of douglas adams i tend to stay away from the more technical bits of SCIENCE fiction. I made a brief run at westerns in my early teens. I still kinda shake my head at that and I am still not sure what pulled me in that direction or why i stopped reading them. I know i read every one in the western section of my local library before i was done tho
I read some westerns when I was a kid too. I think I mostly read them because my dad had a good many of them and they were there. As far as fantasy goes, I've been a Tolkein fan since the 70's. I don't think Anne thinks of the Pern books as fantasy, though, at least not beyond the consideration that all futuristic Science Fiction is fantasy in a way. The books I tend to like often depend on the mood I'm in. Sometimes I want to just quit this planet and take off for Ballybran or become a Brainship and go wherever I choose. I've read the Pern books so many times they seem comforting and homey to me. And when I get nostalgic for my "horsey days" I dive back into The Lady. I think part of what has kept Anne so popular for so long is that she writes such a wide range of stories and scenarios that I can't imagine how there could be anyone who doesn't like something she's done.
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Nice place to come and chat about Pern and all of Anne and friends co-writer helper and more. I ame still new at the chat part.

Hi from Wisconsin and a hello to all the rest here too. By the way what is GoodSearch for by the way.

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