Author Topic: Anne McCaffrey  (Read 41633 times)

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Re: Anne McCaffrey
« Reply #165 on: April 06, 2011, 01:43:08 pm »
"Eat Red Food!" ha Ha Ha. And now everyone *knows* we're crazy ...

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Re: Anne McCaffrey
« Reply #166 on: April 12, 2011, 08:31:23 pm »
Looks like there's a new pern book coming out, and look, time travel appears to be the solution once again.  9)

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Re: Anne McCaffrey
« Reply #167 on: April 13, 2011, 08:29:02 am »
Looks like there's a new pern book coming out, and look, time travel appears to be the solution once again.  9)

Do you have a link where we could find out more? I'm very curious.
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Re: Anne McCaffrey
« Reply #168 on: April 13, 2011, 10:35:36 am »

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Re: Anne McCaffrey
« Reply #169 on: April 13, 2011, 10:36:20 am »
http://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Time-Dragonriders-Pern/dp/034550089X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1302719646&sr=1-1

Dragon's Time: Dragonriders of Pern (The Dragonriders of Pern) [Hardcover]
Anne McCaffrey (Author), Todd J. McCaffrey (Author)

This title will be released on June 28, 2011.

***warning: this page contains spoilers***

more information available here:
http://www.pernhome.com/aim/
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Re: Anne McCaffrey
« Reply #170 on: April 13, 2011, 11:18:43 am »
There are many people – happy people, it usually appears – whose thoughts at Christmas always turn to books. The notion of a Christmas tree with no books under it is repugnant and unnatural to them. – Robertson Davies (1997)

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Re: Anne McCaffrey
« Reply #171 on: April 13, 2011, 04:51:15 pm »
Do you have a link where we could find out more? I'm very curious.

Here's the info from the back of the book:

Even though Lorana cured the plague that was killing the dragons of Pern, sacrificing her queen dragon in the process, the effects of the disease were so devastating that there are no longer enough dragons available to fight the fall of deadly Thread. And as the situation grows more dire, a pregnant Lorana decides that she must take drastic steps in the quest for help. Meanwhile, back at Telgar Weyr, Weyrwoman Fiona, herself pregnant, and the harper Kindan must somehow keep morale from fading altogether in the face of the steadily mounting losses of dragons and their riders. But time weighs heavily against them - until Lorana finds a way to use time itself in their favor. It's a plan fraught with risk, however. For attempting time travel means tampering with the natural laws of the universe, which could drastically alter history - and destiny - forever. Or so it has always been thought. But Lorana discovers that if the laws of time can't be broken without consequences, it may still be possible to bend them. To ensure the future of Pern, she's willing to take the fateful chance - even if it demands another, even greater, sacrifice.

Movie would be cool. I've always wanted to see it adapted.

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Re: Anne McCaffrey
« Reply #172 on: June 08, 2011, 08:00:13 am »
I wonder who was the cast in the TV series that fell apart?

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Re: Anne McCaffrey
« Reply #173 on: November 22, 2011, 09:16:06 pm »
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45409015

Anne McCaffrey has died. I know she hasn't written much lately, but it still makes me sad.

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Re: Anne McCaffrey
« Reply #174 on: November 22, 2011, 09:19:12 pm »
She's reported to have been working on something new; maybe her son will finish it & get it out for us.
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Re: Anne McCaffrey
« Reply #175 on: November 25, 2011, 08:41:21 pm »
Todd seems to have done most of her work in the last few years.  She introduced me to scifi so many years ago.  I can still remember thinking "I want a dragon!!" after reading one of her Pern books.  Her stories were and are so wonderful.

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Re: Anne McCaffrey
« Reply #176 on: September 13, 2018, 07:49:13 pm »
https://www.tor.com/2018/09/13/unnatural-love-and-healing-charles-perraults-donkey-skin-and-other-fairy-tales/

Reading this, I suddenly realized that Lessa sort of fits the Cinderella trope.
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Re: Anne McCaffrey
« Reply #177 on: September 13, 2018, 08:54:45 pm »
I can see that argument.

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Re: Anne McCaffrey
« Reply #178 on: September 14, 2018, 06:23:41 am »
Deerskin, my least favorite of Robin McKinley's books, a once-read if ever there was one, is based on the same story.

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Re: Anne McCaffrey
« Reply #179 on: September 14, 2018, 04:46:32 pm »
Yes, I rather anticipated they'd bring that one up in the article.
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