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Version: 4.1 This document is now being prepared from the HTML sources used by the WWW version. The WWW version is available at: http://kumo.swcp.com/~quirk/afp-index.shtml "The Dragonriders of Pern(R)" is a Registered Trademark of Anne McCaffrey, etc. WELCOME TO ALT.FAN.PERN! Contents of Part 1: (Dates indicate last time the file corresponding to that section was modified) 1. Introductory Material (9 Sep 03) 1a. About this newsgroup 1b. Introduction to Pern 1c. Appropriate subject matter 1d. Why 'alt.fan.pern' and not 'alt.fan.mccaffrey'? 1e. Spoiler ettiquette 1f. Other newsgroups of interest 1g. Common abbreviations 1h. Fan Fiction 1i. Anne McCaffrey on the net 1j. Just who is this Quirk joker anyway? 2. Pern in Print (21 Nov 08) 2a. Book List (McCaffrey-written) 2b. Latest Pern book news 2c. Suggested reading order 2d. Chronological order of books/stories 2e. Pern books on tape 2f. Other Pern materials 2g. Obtaining hard-to-find books CONTENTS OF PART 2: 3. Frequently Asked Questions about Pern (26 May 06) 3a. Pronunciation of various words/names 3b. Rider behavior during Mating flights 3c. Queen dragons and firestone 3d. Where to dragons/firelizards deficate? 3e. Who/What does Aramina hear in The Renegades of Pern? 3f. What's this I hear about a Pern Movie/TV Show? 3g. Is Rukbat (Pern's sun) a real star? 3h. Robinton, Silvina, and Camo 4. On-line Simulations of Pern (4 Oct 04) 4a. Accessing Pern-type MU*s 4b. (Insert your favorite MU* here) is down!!! 4c. List of Pern-type MU*s 5. "Real Life" Fan Organization and related info (25 Jan 05) 6. Non-Pern McCaffrey materials (6 Dec 96) 6a. Booklist 6b. Booktapes Note: These articles are being cross-posted to the news.answers and alt.answers newsgroups for extended expire times and archival on rtfm.mit.edu:/pub/usenet/alt.fan.pern or /pub/usenet-by-hierarchy/alt/fan/pern or /pub/usenet/news.answers/pern-intro or /pub/usenet/alt.answers/pern-intro To obtain these files (assumes UN*X environment with FTP capability): --- %ftp rtfm.mit.edu Connected to <etc.> Name (rtfm.mit.edu:<foo>): [anonymous] 331 Guest login ok, send ident as password. Password: [your e-mail address] 230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply. ftp> [cd pub/usenet/alt.fan.pern (or) pub/usenet-by-hierarchy/alt/fan/pern (or) pub/usenet/news.answers/pern-intro (or) pub/usenet/alt.answers/pern-intro] (or) pub/faqs/pern-intro] 250 CWD command successful. ftp> [get Welcome_to_alt.fan.pern_(Semi-monthly_posting)_(Part_<X>_of_2)] (Where <X> is the part number. If you have chosen the pub/usenet/news.answers/pern-intro or pub/usenet/alt.answers/pern-intro or pub/faqs/pern-intro path, then just get part<X>.) 200 PORT command successful. [Some stuff] ftp> (get any other parts you may want) ftp> [quit] % --- 3. Frequently Asked Questions From time to time, the same questions come up as new people discover this newsgroup and pose the questions that have cropped up during their reading of the series. [I expect this section to grow considerably as time passes. Suggestions -- and more importantly, documented answers -- are welcome. --Quirk] 3a. Pronunciation of various words/names. [ This pronunciation guide is based on the audiotape of Anne McCaffrey reading an abridged version of _All the Weyrs of Pern_ and the editor's hearing/pronunciation prejudices. ] First off, let's get the big one out of the way: weyr - WEER [This is hinted at in_Dragonflight_where it is implied that 'Weyr' rhymes with 'adhere'.] Others of mild interest wher - (Somewhere between 'where' and 'whir') Piemur - PIE-mur [Rhymes with 'timer'] Sebell - SEE-bell Groghe - GROW-gee [hard (e.g. Golf) g's in both instances.] F'lar - FLAHR [No glottal stop that I could detect.] Ruth - ROOTH [As in the 20's baseball player.] Menolly - MEN-oh-lee Brekke - [There is no authoritative pronunciation available; the name does not appear in McCaffrey's reading to my recollection, and the book-tapes I have (Brilliance Corp:_Dragonquest,_The White Dragon_and_The Renegades of Pern) that do mention her are inconsistent at best; alternating between 'BREK-ee' (rhymes with 'trekkie'), 'BREK-eh', and 'BREK-uh'. That these tapes also tend to mispronounce other words does little to inspire any additional confidence in them as a source. --Quirk] Igen - IGG-en [Rhymes with the bell in that big clock in London.] Ramoth - RAM-oth [Rhymes with "Clam Broth"] AIVAS - AYE-vas [Rhymes with "Fly Past"] [There are, of course, more names on McCaffrey's tape, I'll add more names on request.] 3b. Rider behavior during Mating Flights. The behavior of the riders of mating dragons (and to a lesser extent firelizard 'owners') has generated considerable controversy on this newsgroup in the past. During one particularly vehement flamewar sparked by the topic, someone queried the Dragonlady, Anne McCaffrey, herself: ---[begin included text]--- From: slf@netcom.com (Sharon Fisher) Date: Wed, 23 Sep 92 18:26:59 GMT Presumably this will settle the issue? --- Date: 23-Sep-92 02:07 PDT From: Anne McCaffrey Subj: Pern question Well, now, it's like this...when the dragons mate, their riders are so consumed with their dragons' passions, that there's really only one way to vent it: enjoying the sexual act themselves. The double whammy is something incredible. Since most green riders are male, and most blue, brown and bronze riders are also male, the obvious need not be stated. However, it is permissible within the Weyrs for the less-enthusiastic about this pairing having an alternate of the opposite sex available. The green rider will also have someone of his preference available so that the double charge is not lost...if you don't mind me being a tad bawdy. Actually, many of the Candidates are weyrbred and accustomed to such demands and think little of it. It's the main bone of contention between the hidebound Halls and Holds and the the Weyrs for the Halls and HOlds don't really `like' such innovations. Still, the rider is always compelled by concern for his dragon and THAT consideration makes the difference in such a sexual situation. And it is ALSO an incredible experience, one to be treasured. And yes, there could be more female riders of green dragons to relieve that dilemma but after the early Plagues, women were needed more as mothers to increase the population (something men still haven't been able to do on their own ) and flying constantly between is how to abort on Pern. (Queen dragons are not always as horny as the greens and as they are low-level Thread fighters, their pregnant riders could generally manage without constantly going *between* in the performance of their duties.) Anyway, I thought homos deserved a place in the elite social structure on Pern. --- Does that answer the question completely? Or do you need diagrams? ---[end included text]--- This policy has subsequently appeared in_Red Star Rising /Dragonseye. 3c. Firestone and Queen Dragons It is stated about 1/3rd through_Dragonflight_that Queen dragons do not chew firestone because it would render them sterile. (To support this contention, the example of the overly amorous green dragons and their lack of egg-laying activity was brought up.) This idea is reinforced throughout the later books - Except for_Dragonsdawn_where it is implied that queen dragons had been designed by Kitti Ping Yung to be incapable of chewing firestone. This and other text in this book could also lead one to conclude that green dragons had been engineered to be infertile. A popular theory (although certainly not the majority opinion) is that the 'firestone --> sterility' theory had formed over the turns to explain green infertility. Since no goldrider in her right mind would risk her queen to test this theory, it is self-consistent. 3d. Where do dragons/firelizards defecate? In a mostly joking response to this question at a convention in the distant past, Ms. McCaffrey stated that 'Dragons go between.' (i.e. take care of bodily functions while transiting between.) Although this has been perpetuated throughout fandom and has even found its way into the_Dragonlovers Guide to Pern , it is still regarded by many as just a joke, since it blatantly violates the laws of Conservation of Mass/Energy -- as does the practice of dragons suiciding between if taken at face value. (Of course, much in the Pern universe doesn't hold up to scientific scrutiny. ;-) ) 3e. Who/What does Aramina 'hear' in_The Renegades of Pern? Toward the end of_Renegades_Aramina tells Lessa that asside from dragons and firelizards, she also hears something else; a 'sad' presence. This question is addressed in_The Dolphins of Pern . 3f. What's this I hear about a Pern Movie/TV Show? As some may have noticed, "Casting Pern" is a frequent discussion topic. While nearly all of the discussion is just wishful thinking (there's *no* way to get all the big name stars being bandied about together at the same time for some little-known Sci-Fi project), there are some vague noises about a Dragonriders of Pern movie. May '06 Update: In www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=0&id=36303>, it is reported that canadian production company Copperheart Entertainment has optioned the Dragonriders series (all 19 books) for a possible film. No additional details are available. There was also a project for an animated movie in the late 70s/early 80s that fell through for various reasons. Apperantly one clip of trial footage was circulated at the time and has subsequently disappeared between... 3g. Is Rukbat (Pern's sun) a real star? In the introduction to the_Dragonriders of Pern_books, Pern's Sun is identified as 'Rukbat'; a star in the constellation Saggitarius. Therein, it is described as a G-type (i.e. similar to Sol) star. In a number of interviews, Ms. McCaffrey has explained that she saw the star name in a copy of_National Geographic_and decided to use it. Rick Hewett (rick@chocky.demon.co.uk) did a little research and came up with the following: --- >From Sky Catalogue 2000.0 Vol. 1 (ed: Alan Hirshfeld & Roger W. Sinnot >Pub: Cambridge University Press $ Sky Publishing Corporation >ISBN 0-521-28913-0 pbk, 0-521-24710-1 hbd) > >Rukbat (alpha Sagittarius) HD 181869 SAO 229659 > > R.A. 19 23 53.0 > Dec -40 36 58 > > Visual magnitude 3.97 > Colour index (B-V) -0.10 Somewhat on the blue side ... > Absolute magnitude (Mv) -0.2 > Spectral class B8 V (Yes I do mean bee eight) > distance in parsecs 36 (maximum estimated) --- To which, Peter Stewart (stewart@nutcake.bae.bellcore.com) adds the following commentary: --- >And this, of course, is evidence of Yet Another McCaffrey Scientific >Inaccuracy :) > >It is virtually impossible for a viable life-bearing world to evolve about >a class B star. Such stars generally use up their supply of hydrogen very >fast, usually within a billion years or so. If Earth could be used as a >model of a typical world with carbon-based life, it would take far longer than >that just to reach the point of single-celled organisms. --- Ted Ollier (tedo@kiowa.natinst.com) added: --- >Not to nit-pick, but B-types only last about 300 million years. :) >And they also put out a hellacious amount of UV radiation, so any >single-celled organisms that manage to last that long probably live >underground. *Far* underground. :) --- Sometimes, it just doesn't pay to dig too deeply into such things...;-) 3h. Robinton, Silvina, and Camo In _The People of Pern_, Ms. McCaffrey states that Camo is the result of a liason between Robinton and Silvina. Any question as to the Canon status of this claim is set to rest as it was also stated in _The Masterharper of Pern_. 3i. Where did Menolly's 10th firelizard come from? In chapter 11 of _The White Dragon_, Menolly mentions in passing the circumstances where she inadvertantly impressed her 10th firelizard (bronze Poll). This is the only instance where this event is discussed. 3j. Will the real Moreta please stand up? In _Dragonflight_, it is mentioned in passing that there was once a Benden Weyrwoman of Ruathan ancestry who had the ability to "hear all dragons." There is also a teaching song about her. In _Dragonsinger_, the narrative of said teaching song is revealed, but she is mysteriously transplanted to Fort Weyrwoman. Finally, in _Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern_, it is revealed that Moreta was actually born in a small hold in Keroon, Impressed at Ista, eventually became Fort Weyrwoman, and couldn't hear more dragons than the typical rider. So how did the notion that she was a Ruathan-born Benden Weyrwoman able to "hear all dragons" come about? Was it just an oversight on McCaffrey's part? Not necessarily. In _Nerilka's Story_, it is revealed that Lord Alessan of Ruatha and Nerilka had a daughter named after the famed Fort Weyrwoman. It isn't beyond the realm of possibilty that this Ruathan-born female was able to "hear all dragons", eventualy impressed a queen, and eventually rose to the position of Benden Weyrwoman. Throw in several hundred years of intervening time and the two Moretas (Moretae?) may very well have become the single mythical figure Lessa learned about from R'gul and S'lel in _Dragonflight_. 3l. Lyrics to _The Ballad of Moreta's Ride_ Speaking of Moreta, it probably deserves mentioning that in no place are the actual lyrics to the oft-mentioned _Ballad of Moreta's Ride_ given. The overall narrative of the piece is described in Chapter 6 of _Dragonsinger_, and in _Dragonflight_ Lessa suggests that the verse fragment Crack dust, blackdust Turn in freezing air Waste dust, spacedust From Red Star bare appears in it at some point. Beyond these vague hints, there are no further details in any of the books. _________________________________________________________________ 4. On-line Simulations of Pern Some people have gone to the extent of attempting to duplicate Pern with a multi-user program designed to allow people to assume the roles of dragonriders, harpers, holders, etc. While one of the most frequently discussed is PernMUSH, it is by no means the only one. Just about all of the on-line Pern simulations are based on derivatives of a program called 'TinyMUD'. These programs (TinyMUSH, TinyMUSE, etc.) are collectively referred to as MU*s. Note: Now that Grolier Interactive has the rights to Pern Computer games, there is a moritorium on any additional online games obtaining permission from Ms. McCaffrey to operate. There are also a small handfull of MU*s based on the _Crystal Singer_ books: They are listed at the end of section 4c. 4a. Accessing Pern-type MU*s The quick way of doing it is to use the 'telnet' program to connect to the appropriate machine specifying the port listed -- e.g. 'telnet ' for most Unix systems. (And I have provided links to the telnet URLs in the list in section 4c. below.) If the name doesn't work, try the numeric (IP) address. However, most addicts tend to make use of client programs such as tinyfugue. As I am primarily a Unix shell junkie, those looking for clients for other platforms would be better advised to look in the rec.games.mud.* FAQs than bugging me. For more info, look at the rec.games.mud.* newsgroups. (rec.games.mud.tiny, rec.games.mud.misc and rec.games.mud.annoucne primarily.) Note: MU*s require direct access to the Internet. BBS systems with only email/Usenet cannot take part; at the very minimum, you must be able to use 'telnet'. I have no information (nor do I especially wish to receive any) about the availability of telnet connections from any given online service. Readers who are curious about such things would be best served asking their specific tech-support people. 4b. (Insert your favorite MU* here) is down!!! Due to various factors (Murphy's Law, preventative maintanance, etc.), either some network links or the MU*'s host machine may be non-functional from time to time. Because of propagation delays involved in Usenet posts, the odds are that any network/machine difficulty you encounter will probably be corrected by the time most people read your message. Unless the MU* in question has been unreachable for at least 48 hours, don't bother asking about it either here, or anywhere else on Usenet. 4c. List of Pern-type MU*s NOTE: This information is accurate so far as the author is aware. If there is a change, it won't be reflected here unless I'm informed of it; messages to alt.fan.pern or rec.games.mud.announce should be sufficient for notification purposes. Also, indications of permission to exist on the part of Ms. McCaffrey (the [AOK] marks) are based on either personal insepction of the MU* for such proof, or a wizard-type contacting me personally with a copy of the approval letter with indication that it would be included in the on-line doccumentation in the near future. In one or two cases, I have been unable to confirm the status of a particular MU* in my latest (29 Sep 96) on-line inspection and am indicating provisional permission, based on past inclusion in the 'permission list'. [If the administration staff of a given MU* obtains AOK status, all that is required is that a copy of the approval note be made available on the MU* itself and that I be informed of where to find it; sending me copies of the approval notice is not necessary. -Quirk] Addresses are now listed in standard "telnet://address:port" URL format; note that port number (required for acccess) appears after the colon following the host machine name. * Pern-themed MUSHs: + PernMUSH [AOK] -- telnet://pern.mccr.org:4201 (IP address Home page: http://www.pern.org + SouConMUSH [AOK] -- telnet://soucon.silvertree.org:4201 (IP address [These two are set during the 10th pass and are considered to run in roughly parallel timelines.] + Belior Rising [AOK] -- telnet://belior.mit.edu:4301 (IP address Home page: http://www.spundreams.net/br [Set prior to the 10th pass in a 'damaged AIVAS' timeline.] + Desert Wings -- telnet://dragon.sj.scruznet.com:6250 (IP address [Set prior to the 11th pass; no-AIVAS timeline.] + Ierne Island [AOK] -- telnet://ierne.spundreams.net:4301 (IP address Home page: http://www.spundreams.net/~ierne [Registration-only, post-ATWOP/Dolphins, no-thread timeline] + DragonTrek MUSH [AOK] -- telnet://jpd.ch.man.ac.uk:4242 (IP address [Set during the 1st Long Interval (between 4th and 5th Passes); Ista Island.] + PernWorld [AOK] -- telnet://pern.firstlight.net:3333 (IP address Home page: http://www.firstlight.net/pernworld/ [Post-AtWoP timeline.] + Forgotten Weyrs MUSH [AOK] -- telnet://weyrs.silvertree.org:4301 (IP address Home page: http://www.starfall.com/~fw [Set midway into the 3rd Interval.] + Silver Skies MUSH [AOK] -- telnet://arthur.silvertree.org:5560 (IP address Home page: http://www.silverskies.net [10th Pass, no-AIVAS timeline, assorted Weyrs and Holds] + Threadfall MUSH -- telnet://threadfall.firstmagic.com:4201 (IP address Home page: http://www.threadfall.net [pre-11th Pass no-AIVAS timeline, Ista Island.] * MUSH with Pern areas: + TinyTIM -- telnet:http://yay.tim.org:5440 Home page: http://yay.tim.org/TIMhome.html [10th Pass Telgar Weyr -- amid a lot of other stuff.] * Pern-themed MOOs + Harper's Tale [AOK] -- telnet://moo.astroarch.com:7007 (IP address Home page: http://www.astroarch.com/HT/ [Set during the 10th pass on/around Ista island; no-AIVAS timeline.] + DragonsFireMOO [AOK] -- telnet://df.thegreenery.net:5440 (IP address>Home page: http://www.omnigroup.com/People/Friends/arien/df/ [Set before the 11th pass.] + VirtuaPern MOO [AOK] -- telnet://moo.virtuapern.com:9999 (IP address [Set some 700 turns following the 9th Pass. ('Canon' timeline)] + Star Stones MOO -- telnet://mserv1.wizvax.net:9999 (IP address Home page: http://mserv1.wizvax.net:9988 [11th Pass, non-functional AIVAS timeline.] + Dragon's Dusk MOO -- telnet://dusk.wolfpaw.net:5566 (IP address Home page: http://ashke.iwarp.com/ddusk/ [Set 100 or so turns after the end of the 9th Pass.] There are also a small number of MU*s based on McCaffrey's _Crystal Singer_ series: * CrystalMUSH [AOK] -- telnet://crystal.tinymush.org:6886 (IP address Home page: http://www.visi.com/~gyles19/CM/ * Crystal Dreams MUSH [AOK] -- telnet://crystal.theurgy.org:5000 (IP address Home page: http://www.wvi.com/~dixon/dreams/ _____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ 5. Additional Pern-related information Anne McCaffrey's homepage is located at: http://www.annemccaffrey.net (The old annemccaffrey.org is gone.) Todd McCaffrey's homepage is located at: http://www.toddmccaffrey.org [Author's note:] Yes, this section is amazingly short. It's been quite a while since it's been updated: The July '99 modifications were to clear out deadwood only. _________________________________________________________________ 6. Non-Pern McCaffrey booklist As discussion of Ms. McCaffrey's other works occasionally crops up, the following non-Pern bibliography is provided for the curious and devoted McCaffrey fan: 6a. Booklist [Thanks to Chris G. Abbott (Chris@ruatha.demon.co.uk) for compiling the list and ISBNs where available. US Publisher data gathered during bookstore trips --Quirk.] _To Ride Pegasus_ 1973, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-33603-8 1974, Sphere, ISBN 0-7221-5967-6 _Pegasus In Flight_ 1990, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-36897-5 1991, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-13728-6 _The Rowan_ 1990, Ace, ISBN 0-441-73576-2 1990, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-13763-4 _Damia_ 1992, Ace, ISBN 0-441-13556-0 1992, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-13764-2 _Damia's Children_ 1993, Ace, ISBN 0-441-00007-X 1992, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-13912-2 _Lyon's Pride_ 1995, Ace, ISBN 0-441-00141-6 [UK data?] _The Ship Who Sang_ 1970, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-33431-0 1971, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-10163-X _Partner Ship_ (Co-Author: Margaret Ball) 1992, Baen, ISBN 0-671-72109-7 _The Ship Who Searched_ (Co-Author: Mercedes Lackey) 1992, Baen, ISBN 0-671-72129-1 _The Ship Who Won_ 1994, Baen, ISBN 0-671-87657-0 _The City Who Fought_ 1994, Baen, ISBN 0-671-87599-X _Dinosaur Planet_ 1978, Del Rey, ISBN 1-345-31995-8 1978, Orbit, ISBN 1-85723-090-6 _Dinosaur Planet Survivors_ (UK title: _Survivors (Dinosaur Planet II)_ 1984, Del Rey, ISBN 1-345-27246-3 1984, Orbit, ISBN 1-85723-089-2 _The Planet Pirates_ (Trade P-back) 1993, Baen, ISBN 0-671-72187-9 [Consisting of:] _Sassinak_ (Co-Author: Elizabeth Moon) 1990, Baen, ISBN 0-671-39936-X 1990, Orbit, ISBN 1-85723-092-2 _The Death of Sleep_ (Co-Author: Jody Lynn Nye) 1990, Baen, ISBN 0-671-69884-2 1990, Orbit, ISBN 1-85723-005-1 _Generation Warriors_ (Co-Author: Elizabeth Moon) 1991, Baen, ISBN 0-671-72041-4 1991, Orbit, ISBN 1-85723-033-7 _Decision at Doona_ 1969, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-24416-8 1970, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-08661-4 _Crisis on Doona_ (Co-Author: Jody Lynn Nye) 1992, Ace, ISBN 0-441-23194-2 _Treaty at Doona_ (Co-Author: Jody Lynn Nye) 1994, Ace, ISBN 0-441-00089-4 (UK title: _Treaty Planet_) 1994, Orbit, ISBN 1-85723-184-8 _The Crystal Singer_ 1982, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-32786-1 1982, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-12097-9 _Killashandra_ 1986, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-31600-2 1985, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-12556-3 _Crystal Line_ 1992, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-38491-1 _Powers That Be_ (all _Powers..._ books co-written by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough) 1993, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-37889-1 1993, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-14098-8 _Power Lines_ 1994, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-38780-5 _Power Play_ 1995, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-38781-3 _Freedom's Landing_ 1995, Ace/Putnam, ISBN 0-441-00538-9 [Non-connected (to my knowledge) individual novels] _Restoree_ 1967, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-35187-8 1967, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-08344-5 _The Coeleura_ 1983, TOR, ISBN 0-812-50297-3 _An Exchange of gifts_ ISBN 1-880448-48-3 (Wildside Press) or 0-431-45520-7 (ROC) [I have no additional information on this book except that it appears to have been an Alternate Selection from the Science Fiction Book Club at one time.] _The Lady_ 1987, Ballantine, ISBN 0-345-35674-8 [Alternate title: _The Carradine Touch_ or something along those lines.] Non-Science Fiction, Horse Book. [Short Fiction collections] _Get off the Unicorn_ 1977, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-27464-4 1979, Corgi, ISBN 0-552-10965-7 Fourteen Wonderful Stories, including the "The Smallest Dragonboy", but the other 13 are non-Pern. _Alchemy & Academe_ 1980, Del Rey, ISBN 0-345-34419-7 A Collection of Original Stories Concerning Themselves with Transmutations, Mental and Elemental, Alchemical and Academic. Selected By Anne McCaffrey _The Girl Who Heard Dragons_ 1994, TOR, ISBN 0-812-51099-2 (non-Pern short ficiton except for title story.) Other Anne McCaffrey books found in a list in a US publication _Mark of Merlin_ (Not Sci-Fi) Dell, 1971 _Ring of Fear_ (Horse/Romance) Ace, 1977 (original copyright from Dell, 1971) _Kilternan Legacy_ (Not Sci-Fi) (Above three reported as printed in the US as a single paperback volume entitled _Three Women_: TOR, 1990, ISBN 0-812-50587-5 Clothbound/Trade-paperback editions from Underwood-Miller [1990] entitled _Three Gothic Novels_ exist: ISBN 0-88733-065-7 (cloth)/ 0-88733-126-2 (t-p'back) _Out of this World Cookbook_ Original edition: Ballentine, 1973, ISBN 0-345-23413-8 Current release: Wildside Press, 1991, ISBN 1-990448-13-0 (Obviously, a cookbook. Edited by McCaffrey with contributions from assorted SF writers.) _Stitch in Snow_ (Not Sci-Fi) TOR, 1984, ISBN 0-812-93753-9 _The Year of the Lucy_ (Not Sci-Fi) TOR, 1986, ISBN 0-812-58565-8 [Any of you who can provide missing data are more than welcome to send it to me for inclusion in the list. -Quirk] 6b. Booktapes Audio adaptation data courtessy of MIRRIM@delphi.com. Any confusion may be blamed on the bookstore whose database she searched, or the editor of this doccument. Publisher code in brackets; contact data follows listing. _Crisis on Doona_ and _Treaty Planet_/_Treaty on Doona_ (Combo - Abridged) 0-7871-0239-3 [1] _Crystal Singer_ (No additional data) 1-55800-346-0 [1] (Abridged) 0-7871-0024-2 [1] (Signed copy?) 0681839333 _Killashandra_ (No additional data) 1-55800-350-9 [1] (Abridged - Performer: Adrienne Barbeau) 0-7871-0398-5 [1] _Crystal Line_ (No additional data) 1-55800-732-6 [1] (Abridged) 0-7871-0074-9 [1] _To Ride Pegasus_ and _Pegasus in Flight_ (combo - no additional data) 1-55800-474-2 [1] _The Rowan_ (No additional data) 0930435680 _Damia_ (No additional data) 0930435885 _Damia's Children_ (No additional data) 1-56100-494-4 [2] _Lyon's Pride_ (Unabridged?) 1-56100-550-9 [2] (Abridged) 1-56100-358-1 [2] _Partnership_ series (No additional data) 1-55800-923-X [1] _The Ship Who Won_ (Abridged - Performer: Constance Towers) 0-7871-0237-7 [1] _Planet Pirate_ Series (No additional data) 0-7871-0398-5 [1] _The Powers That Be_ (No additional data) 1-55800-855-1 [1] Science Fiction boxed set (Abridged - Performer: Adrienne Barbeau) 0-7871-0186-9 [1] Above includes _Crystal Singer_ A Dragonlovers Treasury of the Fantastic (Abridged - Performers: John Cygan & Glynnis Talken) 1-57042-136-6 [3] Above includes "Weyr Search" Publishers: 1. Dove Audio 301 N. Canon Drive Beverly Hills, Ca. 90210 1-800-328-DOVE 2. Brilliance Corp. 1810-B Industrial Drive P.O.Box 887 Grand Haven, Michigan 49417 1-800-222-3225 3. Time Warner Audio 9229 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069