Pern sentence example
- The most famous fantasy-literature dragons, of course, are Anne McCaffrey's The Dragonriders of Pern.
- Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series begins as pure fantasy.
- Yet early on in the series, it is clear that Pern is a lost Earth colony, and the gigantic dragons were bred for their task from the tiny firebreathing fire lizards.
- The first Dragonriders of Pern book, Dragonflight, was published in 1968.
- Pern is a feudal society, with Holds (estates) ruled by hold-keepers, rather like medieval Barons.Advertisement
- The Red Star is a wandering planet in Pern's star system, and thread is an indigenous form of Red Star 'fauna' that, when the two planets are close enough, tries to migrate from one planet to the other.
- When Dragonflight begins, Pern has gone through an unusual period, during which, due to the vagueries of its orbit, the Red Star has not passed close enough to Pern to drop thread for some time (some hundreds of years).
- Anne McCaffrey's The Dragonriders of Pern series is coming to the big screen!