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Beyond here lie dragons

Anne McCaffrey, Dragonrider, 1926-2011

Jerry Stratton, November 22, 2011

When I saw the Spelljammer boxed set in Game Towne here in San Diego, and read the part about flying into space on the back of a roc, I immediately thought about Anne McCaffrey’s Pern and the thread that falls out of space from the red star.

When I discovered that the foreword lied to me, I wrote Dragon Dreams in the hopes of getting it into Dragon Magazine. But by then I’d lost touch with the D&D mainstream and it never went anywhere.

Dragonriders of Pern was pretty amazing when I first read it in high school. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s still amazing now.

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