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Question about any of the books in the fantasy series Dragonriders of Pern, largely written by Anne McCaffrey. Use with [anne-mccaffrey].

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What's the significance of Moreta's Gather dress?

What Moreta wears to the Gather which begins Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern is repeatedly mentioned. First it's that the dress is new: The new gown lay in gold and soft, warm-brown folds... pg. 3 Then ...
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Why do the Pern novels use regular words as profanity?

In the Pern novels, characters use words that would normally be innocuous as profanity. Some prominent examples are "shards" and "shells". There's a list of in-universe curse ...
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Is Aivas ever mentioned before it is discovered?

Is Aivas, the artificial intelligence discovered in the Pern books, ever mentioned in some of the prequels? I can't find any reference to it in books set before the time it was discovered, including ...
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What happens when a rider dies of old age?

In the Pern novels, what happens when a rider dies of old age? Does the dragon go between without them? It's implied that dragons never die of old age themselves, so I'm asking about the riders. As a ...
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