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Language  English
Publisher  Del Rey/Ballantine
Originally published  12 October 1983
Preceded by  All the Weyrs of Pern

Country  United States
Series  Dragonriders of Pern
Publication date  November 1983 (US)
Author  Anne McCaffrey
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Cover artist  Michael Whelan Steve Weston (UK)
Characters  Robinton, Menolly, Jaxom, F'lar, AIVAS, Ramoth, Piemur, F'nor, Sebell, F'lessan, Mnementh, Readis, Sharra, Lessa, Ruth
Followed by  Nerilka's Story, Dragonheart, The Dolphins of Pern
Genres  Fantasy, Science Fiction, Speculative fiction
Similar  Anne McCaffrey books, Dragonriders of Pern books, Fantasy books

Moreta dragonlady of pern abridged audiobook


Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern is a science fiction novel by the American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey. It was the seventh book published in the Dragonriders of Pern series, more than twenty books by Anne and eventually her son Todd McCaffrey.

Contents

With this book, McCaffrey jumped 1000 years back in Pern history from the setting of the first book, Dragonflight, to a time memorialized in song and rendered legendary from the standpoint of the previous books.

Plot summary

The story involves a deadly disease that nearly wipes out the Pernese population. Moreta is a weyrwoman at Fort Weyr who sets out to save the human population, racing against time itself. The follow-up novel, Nerilka's Story, tells the tale of the same event from a different perspective.

Themes

The book addresses such issues as quarantine, public response to emergency restrictions on travel and assembly, and also describes how "modern" forms of transportation, especially air travel, can spread a disease worldwide during its incubation period, allowing the disease to spread far more widely before pathologists are able to recognize the magnitude of the outbreak.

Awards

Moreta was one of five nominees for the annual Hugo Award for Best Novel and it placed sixth for the annual Locus Award for Best Novel.

References

Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern Wikipedia


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