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Acorna - Unicorn Girl 5
Acorna is a unicorn girl, sent off in an escape pod from her people (because of an attack) and found by three asteroid miners. It's a very futuristic setting, but the miners don't know where she came from. She grows very quickly and the horn on her head has healing powers. She tries hard to fit into society on a planet after traveling around in space with the miners for two years, but cannot understand some forms of cruelty etc. Really good book... have ...
All the Weyrs of Pern - Dragonriders of Pern 11
The Dragonriders of Pern have dedicated their lives for generations to protect the planet of Pern from the deadly Thread. Riding astride their telepathic dragons, they fly through the air and flame the Thread before it hits the ground and destroys all life. The dream has always been to eliminate Thread completely, and now, with the help of an artificial intelligance system, they have a chance to annihilate Thread forever....
Damia
Sequel to The Rowan, Damia her daughter grows up with a strong Talent, facing enemies and finding allies. She is always searching for love - which she finds in the end!...
Damia - Damia Series 2
This book begins by telling Afra's story, starting with his childhood. If you liked Afra in _The Rowan_ you'll love him here; this book has many more details about his life and his feelings about the Rowan and Jeff. The book continues with Damia, starting with her as an infant. As she grows up, her telepathic and telekinetic abilities become stronger. Although she has a large family, Damia is lonely and wants to find someone who suits her as Jeff sui...

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Death of Sleep
The main character, Lunzie, is forced to submit to cryo-sleep after a major disaster at a mining facility in deep space. She wakes up 70 or so years later to find that everything she had known has changed, and her beloved daughter (only a child when she left) is possibly dead. She begins a search to find her....
Decision at Doona
Earth is over-populated so humans go out and colonize new worlds. Ken and his family are one of the first on Doona. Then an alien race appear on the planet supposedly devoid of life. Against regulations they make friends. ...
Dragondrums
Piemur is arguably one of the best singers in Harper Hall. He is eagerly anticipating his performance singing the role of Lessa in a new piece that Master Dominic has commissioned, when his voice starts to change. If Piemur can no longer sing, what role can he play at the Harper Hall? He has no patience for scribing, no skill for creating instruments and he doesn't compose, all he does is sing. Luckily, the Masterharper has a special job just for him. He...
Dragonflight - Dragonriders of Pern 1
This book was mainly about a group of colonists who land on a planet they are to inhabit and are cut off from any resources of earth as well as communication to and from earth. At first everything is running smoothly until Sallah Telgar uncovers some interesting facts about one of her fellow pilots-- Avril Bitra. Avril is planning to gather up anything on this planet that may make her rich on another already inhabited planet. As she is plotting this,...
Dragonquest
Dragonquest begins seven Turns after Dragonflight and the reader is immediately plunged back into the complex world of Pern. F'lar and Lessa are still Weyrleaders at Benden and are struggling to unite all of Pern to fight the deadly Thread. It is true that the 5 weyrs who jumped through time to come forward to aid Benden were there in Pern's time of need, but they are set in their ways and not willing to change. F'lar has heard too many complaints from H...
Dragonsdawn
A small group of settlers have risked everything on the information of a survey of Pern a hundred years or more before. They have traveled 15 years in deep sleep on older spaceships to reach the new planet and to start a whole new way of life. Some come because they want the chance to own their own land, others come for the adventure, others come for riches. When they first arrive on Pern, it truly feels like a paradise. The settlers choose a valley at t...

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Dragonseye
It has been two hundred years since the last Threadfall on Pern and there is no one alive who remembers the deadly silver thread and its first horrific onslaught - except for the dragonriders. For two centuries they have been faithfully practicing the manuevers that Sean O'Connell, the first Weryleader, had developed to most effectively fight Thread. Now the signs of Threadfall are appearing: violent winter storms & volcanic eruptions, as well as other, ...
Dragonsinger - Dragonriders of Pern 4
Menolly has run from thread--dangerous spores that fall from the sky temporally-- and impressed nine fire lizards, while writing songs about her adventures. Masterharper Robinton, of the Harper Hall, found her and brought her back to live in the hall. Menolly must make friends where it counts and worry about others who are jealous of her to make it in the hall. Menolly lives there just a week and must learn to fit in, get a daily scedule and start her...
Dragonsong - Dragonriders of Pern 3
This story happens on Pern, a continent in a world which is plagued by a Red Star which throws “Threads”, an ecological destructive energy, unto their planets surface. Menolly, being the youngest daughter of a significant family in their fishing village, rebels against her parent's deprivation of her love for music. She runs away to a cave that is inhibited by fire lizards, miniature replicas of dragons, and there adopts nine of these species from birth ...
Freedom's Challenge
Deportees from many worlds (one of them Earth) on Freedom's Landing have made a new home for themselves on the planet, Botany, where they were abandoned. Now they have the technology they need to go back to war with the deadly Eosi, who were the ones that deprted them--with a surprise strike at the enslaved planet Earth itself! Kris Bjornson has come a long way since the day alien slave ships scooped her up in Denver with thousands of others. Dropped...
Freedom's Choice - Freedom Series 2
This is the sequel to Freedom's Landing. Now that they have had a chance to explore, it seems that this planet is not empty. It seems that another race has set up shop, but everything is automated. If they can find out a way to contact this race, then maybe they can help them escape....
Freedom's Landing - Freedom Series 1
Kris Bjorsen who was a slave tries to survive with some of her own species as well as many alien species on a planet. They were dropped on this planet by the Catteni,a race of aliens that enslave any race they come across. The planet was thought to be uninhabited but it wasn't. The planet was inhabited by the machines of a highly inteligent race of aliens. ...

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Freedom's Ransom
Putnam, June 2002, 23.95, 304 pp. ISBN 0399148892 When Catten's mercenaries who were controlled by their Esoi masters invaded Earth, the people of Terra put up a brave fight but were ultimately defeated. Dissidents by the thousands were dropped on the planet Botony and were expected to colonize that world. That they succeeded was due in large part to Zainal, a highborn Catteni who was accidentally dropped and wanted to stay. It was Zainal's ...
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Masterharper of Pern - Dragonriders of Pern 15
Menolly has finally reached the Harper Hall where so many believe she belongs but Menolly must work had if she is to be accepted by many of the others. What can a girl with 9 fire lizards have to offer in a place of music when she used to be beaten for her 'twiddlings'?...
Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern - Dragonriders of Pern 7
Moreta is Weyrwoman at Fort Weyr with Sh'gall as Weyrleader. Moreta loves Orlith, her dragon queen, and would do anything for her, but she does wish that someone else had flown her during her mating flight. Sh'gall is a very able weyrleader in the air when fighting thread, but he does not do as well with people. Moreta is sure that they will go together to the Ruatha Gather, after all it is Lord Alessan's first gather as a Lord Holder and everyone will b...
Nerilka's Story
Nerilka is a hardworking rather plain daughter of the Lord Holder of Fort Hold. She spends most of her summers gathering and laying up medicines and other stores. She spends the rest of her time helping in the kitchens and sewing or whatever other work needs doing. When her father decides to take some of her younger, unmarried sisters to the Ruatha Gather in hopes of snaring Lord Alessan as a husband, she believes that she will get to go too, but her fat...
Nimisha's Ship
Lady Nimisha Boynton-Rondymense is the body-heir to one of the First Families. When her sire accidently dies and leaves his ship building business to her, she has her dream come true. While designing ships, she takes one on a maiden voyage and is caught by a wormhole. Stranded on the other side of the galaxy, she waits to be rescued. While there, she explores new planets and find survivors from another ship, aliens, and love. Erehwon is now home and...

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Restoree
Earth woman kidnapped by aliens and finds herself on an alien planet. Antagonist plots to take over the control of the planet through wicked means. Protagonist woman and alien man (compatible) save the planet. ...
Ring of Fear
Nialla has been on the run since she found her horse-trainer father murdered. The police didn't seem to be interested in finding her father's killer and everyone else took advantage of her naivete, including her father's ex-employer, who brutally raped her. Terrified that someone will find her, she dyes her red hair a mousy brown and keeps on the move, traveling from horse show to horse show. Her greatest loves are her horses, Orfeo & Phi Bete, and her c...
The Coelura
Lady Caissa, heir to the Ambassador of the Federated Sentient Planets to the world Demeathorn, has had duty and loyalty drilled into her since she was a young girl. Her father expects her to follow his dictates unquestioningly, even though Caissa has long since passed her childhood and is now ready for her first marriage contract. For the first time, Caissa rebels against her father's wishes and refuses to marry the boorish Gustin, heir to the Cavernus f...
The Dolphins of Pern
This is a continuation of Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series. Humans weren't the only intelligent life form to travel from Earth to the new planet in the Rukbat system. Dolphins, because of their near/equal intelligence (especially when a "chemical" called menta-synth was used) were also transported. An important reason was because Pern, very Earth-like, had beautiful oceans. Dolphins were to assist man in exploration and help keep t...
The Kilternan Legacy
Irene "Rene" Teasey is still trying to recover from her bitter divorce when she learns that her great aunt Irene, whom she never met, has left her some property in Ireland. Rene is unsure if she wants to go, but her teenage twins, Simon and Snow, are determined to go. Before she knows it, Rene finds herself in a quaint Irish hotel with some sleazy real estate agent trying to buy the land cheap. The twins talk her out of it and hustle her to Irene's prope...
The Mark of Merlin
James Carlysle "Carla" Murdock refuses to let life get her down. She may have just lost her father in World War II, she may be recovering from a debilitating illness, and she may have slightly misled her new guardian into thinking that she was a boy, but she refuses to leave her beloved dog, Merlin, alone in a cage on the train. So begins the story of The Mark of Merlin, a murder-mystery romance from Anne McCaffrey, best known for the Pern series. When C...
The Masterharper of Pern
Robinton is a musical prodigy born to two Master musicians in the Harper Hall on Pern. He can talk to dragons, compose music, and play any instrument. His mother loves him and is proud of his accomplishments, but his father ignores and belittles him. Robinton succeeds in everything he does, becoming the Masterharper and leader of the Harper Hall, but he has to deal with the many problems that face Pern as the Ninth Pass of Thread approaches. He and his f...
The Renegades of Pern
As long as the people of Pern could remember, dragons had fought Thread and kept people alive. Everyone lived in strong stone fortresses or caves because Thread wouldn't eat through stone. However, it had been hundreds of years since Thread had fallen on Pern and there were many who did not like to live behind stone walls, beholden to the Lord of the area and forced into careers that they did not want. Some, like Jayge Lilcamp's clan were traders. They t...
The Rowan - Damia Series 1
The Rowan loses her family in an accident when she's a small child, which awakens her amazingly strong telepathic and telekinetic powers. She is raised in the Tower by a group of telepaths, and eventually becomes a Prime--a strong telekinetic who can use electricity to instantaneously transport heavy loads across the galaxy. She has some trouble going into space, because one of her teachers was afraid of it, but she overcomes this and learns to trans...
The Ship Who Sang
Helva was born with a severely disabled body but a great brain. As is the custom in the society in which she lives her brain was put into a shell and she was trained to become the controls of a space ship. Just using brains and her voice she is the main partner in a two people crew, her partner, Nyal, is the brawn. The two are destined to solve many problems and save a planet or two. Helva does not have the ability to excel in many arts and crafts bu...
The Skies Of Pern - Dragonriders of Pern 16
In this book F'lessan the only son of F'lar and Lessa and rider of bronze Golanth along with Tia rider of green Zarenth face adversity and great danger to help make Pern a safer placefor the dragon riders of this wonderful planet. ...
The White Dragon - Dragonriders of Pern 5
Jaxom is the future Lord Holder of Ruatha, one of Pern's oldest and most venerable holds and has been groomed for his role since he was very young. When he accidentally impresses a white dragon named Ruth, everyone is dismayed and worried about what to do with him. Dragonriders belong in the Weyr, after all, and a man simply cannot be a dragonrider and a Lord Holder - or can he? Jaxom is determined to keep Ruth and to learn how to fly, breathe fire and k...
The Year of the Lucy
Mirelle Martin was different from all of the other housewives she met. Her mother was a famous soprano who married a handsome English lord, but he was not Mirelle's father. No, Mirelle's father was the Hungarian portrait painter, Lajos Neagu, who had an affair with Mirelle's mother while he painted her. In order to save her marriage, Mirelle's mother was forced to send her to live with a friend in the US where Mirelle grew up. Mirelle knew that her b...
To Ride Pegasus
Henry Darrow fights to gain a safe haven for the psychic Talents and to get society to allow them to work along with the other people. ...


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