40 Years of Pern
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With an introduction by Anne McCaffrey, this book of collected essays celebrates the 40th anniversary of the publication of the first Dragonriders of Pern story, "Weyr Search".
The included essays describe how fans came to first read Pern, and what it has meant in their lives. Some tales are touching, others are humorous, and almost all are accompanied by a photograph.
Contributing fans include some notable names: authors Margaret Ball, Elizabeth Kerner, Naomi Novik, Jody Lynn Nye, Elizabeth Anne Scarborough, Bill Fawcett and Richard Woods; artists Les Edwards and Robin Wood; NASA Colonel Pamela Melroy (captain of the October 2007 Space Shuttle flight); and musicians Mike Freeman and Tania Opland (creators of the MasterHarper of Pern cd).
The book has been published in co-operation with the Anne McCaffrey forum "A Meeting of Minds".