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Encyclopedia > All the Weyrs of Pern
All the Weyrs of Pern

Cover of first edition (hardcover)
Author Anne McCaffrey
Country United States
Language English
Series Dragonriders of Pern
Genre(s) Science fiction
Publisher Bantam Books
Publication date 19 September 1991
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 494 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN ISBN 0-593-02224-6 (first edition, hardback)
Preceded by Renegades of Pern
Followed by The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall

All the Weyrs of Pern is a science fiction novel in the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. It was first published in 1991, and was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1992. Image File history File links AnneMcCaffrey_AllTheWeyrsOfPern. ... Anne Inez McCaffrey (born April 1, 1926) is an American science fiction author best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Dragonriders of Pern is an extensive fantasy/science fiction series of novels and short stories primarily written by Anne McCaffrey. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... Bantam Books is a major U.S. publishing house owned by Random House and is part of the Bantam Dell Publishing Group. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... “ISBN” redirects here. ... The Renegades of Pern is a science fiction novel in the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... The Dragonriders of Pern is an extensive fantasy/science fiction series of novels and short stories primarily written by Anne McCaffrey. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ... The Hugo Awards are given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works. ...


Plot summary

Features a computer called AIVAS (Artificial Intelligence Voice Address System) which leads Pern in an attempt to destroy Thread forever. During this time, Pern regained much technology that was lost to the colonists in early attempts to survive Threadfall. Among this was the knowledge of electricity, surgery, printing, and a few other useful tools, which led to the creation of new Crafthalls, notably the Print Hall. The knowledge of this technology and its origins was transmitted by Aivas (the Pernese changed the initials into a name) to the Pernese. Aivas itself had been programmed to speak with a masculine-analogue, inquisitive, somewhat humorous personality, which gave the impression of a lighthearted counselor. Pern is a fictional planet in the universe created by science fiction writer Anne McCaffrey for her Dragonriders of Pern series of novels. ... Thread is the name of a deadly phenomenon that appears throughout Anne McCaffreys series of science-fiction novels about the fictional planet Pern. ...


Eventually, the Red Star is thrown into a more distant orbit, dooming the coming Threadfall to be the last of its kind to fall on Pern. Masterharper Robinton and his bronze fire-lizard both die peaceful deaths, just after AIVAS deactivates itself.


 
 

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