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The Atlas of Pern: A Complete Guide to Anne McCaffrey's Wonderful World of Dragons and Dragonriders Paperback – October 12, 1984

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 169 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey; 1st edition (October 12, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345314344
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345314345
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #311,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Anne McCaffrey paints word pictures of her imaginary world. Karen Fonstadt brings those pictures to graphic life with her maps, illustrations and explanations. I've often faulted McCaffrey's publishers for cover art that jarred with my mental images of her characters and their surroundings. Ms Fonstadt has managed to give a visual form to my imaginings that is completely consistent with my own ideas.
If you want the exact layout of the Benden Hatching Grounds, or Dunca's cot where Menolly spent many a lonely day, you'll find them here. There's even a complete "dragonwing anatomy", for those with a biology bent. Time-lines for the events in the Pern series are also there, though these do have a couple of discrepancies with the text, and are, by now sadly out of date with Ms McCaffrey's ongoing contributions to the series, and it would be so nice to see an upddated issue.
Today, I no longer even try to read the "Dragonriders of Pern" or "Harper Hall" series without this vital volume to hand. It contributes so much to my enjoyment of the books that it truly is the essential companion to Anne McCaffrey's Pern series.
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If you participate in Pern fandom, this book is very valuable. It includes scaled drawings of many places on Pern, from the original colonists' time through "The White Dragon". Land use, climate, population, and spatial maps are also included. The only frustrating thing is that this is not a complete work - if the place hasn't been mentioned and described in detail in the Harper Hall trilogy, "Moreta" , or the original trilogy, then it's not mapped in this book. Igen Weyr, Telgar Weyr, High Reaches Hold, and Benden Hold are missing, to name a few. But Fonstadt has produced an excellent reference work.
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Whether you're just a casual reader of a die-hard fan, the Atlas of Pern is a handy companion to Anne McCaffery's popular series. It's nice to be able to flip open a book and see an illustration of the world, trace the routes from one Hold to the next and back again. It adds a depth to the work.
It's also handy for those of us who do roleplaying on the Pern-based worlds; there are details within its pages not seen elsewhere. In my years of playing apprentices, holders, and dragonriders, I have often called on it for more information. I highly recommend it and the DragonLover's Guide to Pern to all Pern fans.
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Fonstad created this as a labor of love, and is an excellent supplement to the books themselves for anyone who has wanted to see the full extent of the locations in them. The drawings are as accurate as they could be thanks to great consultation with the Dragonmistress herself, Anne McCaffrey, who gave her blessing for the book.
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My second copy of this beautiful work after my first one was misplaced. This is a complete Atlas of Pern the world upon which the tales of The Dragonriders of Pern take place. Written by that master of science fiction and fantasy world renknown author Anne McCaffrey. From Benden Weyr to Fort Hold to the Harper Hall and even Master Harper Robbiton's south-contintent home are all shown here in glorious detail.
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This book is constructed as a series of maps, but each map is followed by a little bit of related information from the novels. There are detailed drawings of the Weyrs, Holds, and Halls. Finally you can see how a Hatching ground is laid out
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Karen Fonstad in no longer with us but her beautiful maps are still here for all of us to enjoy! This atlas is hard to find, but a must have for anyone who loves the late Ann McCaffrey's world of Pern. Ms Fonstad's atlas of Middle-Earth was my introduction to her amazing work and I've gone on to but all her atlas.
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This book is wonderful in many ways. First of all, you get to see all kinds of details that aren't fully apparent in the Dragon series. Secondly, you see the timelines of the books available in one volume. The amount of time and research that went into it is apparent in nearly every page! The only way it could be better, would be if it could be redone to include the later volumes. Absolutely worthwhile.
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