REYNOLDS BOOKS &INFORMATION SERVICESANNE McCAFFREYTHESKIES OF PERNPlease take a moment to check out our otherbooks and book sets by CLICKING HERE!We Charge EXACT SHIPPING plus $1.00 for single and multiple items... not $2, $3, $4 or moreper extra book like other sellers do.As with all of our products... please feel free to make an offer!(SCAN OF ACTUAL BOOK)ISBN-10: 0345434684 McCaffrey, Anne THE SKIES OF PERN Del Rey 2001 1st American Edition 1st Printing States "First Edition" Full Numberline (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) Dustjacket protected by Brodart cover. No Remainder Mark. NF F 1.5 x 9.3 x 6.6 Inches 384 Hardcover Book: Slight bump to bottom of spine, else fine. Dustjacket : No Defects. Bestseller McCaffrey's first Pern novel in three years returns to the world of her most popular series, Dragonriders of Pern, reprising almost all the best-loved Pernese characters. In earlier episodes, hero and heroine F'lar and Lessa summoned the captivating dragons and their riders from the remote past to save Pern from a devastating rain of Thread, while the later discovery of Aivas, the artificial intelligence that guided Pern's original human settlers, brought technological marvels like printing to Pern and helped shift the Thread-producing Red Star from its lethal orbit before it self-destructed. Now neo-Luddite Abominators are bent on destroying all of Aivas's gifts and returning watery Pern to its primitive state, while the Dragonriders struggle to find new purpose in a Threadless world. F'lar and Lessa uneasily contemplate second careers or horrors! Retirement, while their genteel and amorous son F'lessan and perceptive green rider Tai arrive at both a dragon-assisted romance and a whole new role for the telepathic and telekinetic dragons. McCaffrey's various themes traditionalism vs. Technology, the necessity of societal change, feminist commentary on draconian psychology are at times awkwardly integrated. And her slightly watered-down villains seem peripheral to the action, merely a means to showcase familiar personalities performing during crises. Nonetheless, as all her Pern novels amply demonstrate, McCaffrey's sexy and cunning dragons carry the day and the novel with impeccable, irresistible panache. (Apr. 3) Forecast: A likely genre bestseller, but some younger Pern fans may be put off by the emphasis on retirement, unable to appreciate the angst of inexorably approaching age. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. Bookseller Inventory #RBI000231SHIPPING:Please use Shipping Calculator to determine actual charges. 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