Category: Letters

eBook question from Robert

eBook question from Robert

While I am aware that your mother passed away a while ago, which I was sad to learn, I have been enjoying the Tower and Hive series. I own all of the books in hardback, and all but one in eBook format. Is there anyway that the book ‘The Rowan’ can be put into eBook format so that it will become available to procure and add to my eBook library? I only ask, as I’d like to complete this series, and use the eBook reader more than the written word, primarily for convenience sake, and would like to either procure this book, or at least obtain permission to scan it into a PDF version from the book I already own? Would you per chance know where I could obtain permission to do this?

Thank you for your assistance. By the way, I already own all of the Pern books too, and enjoy those, especially the lively debate as to the origin of Pern and those dragons there.


I’ll forward this on. I’m sure there’s been an oversight in not creating that eBook.

Cheers,

Todd

Question from Jeff

Question from Jeff

Quick question. Have the Nathi been fleshed out with a physical appearance? Social structure? I seem to remember a reference someplace that the Nathi War was based on a religious conflict? I’m writing a fan-fiction piece wherein the Nathi stumble onto Pern and get crossways with a dragon and rider.

Thanks,

Jeff


Quick answer: no, they have not.

Fan-fiction is a great place to learn the craft of writing.

Please remember the fan-fiction rules (they’re on Mum’s website) when writing.

Confusion from Orliande

Confusion from Orliande

Hello

I’ve been reading your pern books and I’m a bit confused(really) as to where they fit into Pern. To me it seems like a alternate Pern(another dimension). I wld havr hoped you’d continue from the skies Pern so we get to see life after Thread.

Thank you for your time

Have a good day 🌞


Hello Orliande

Ah! I’m not quite sure how you got confused but our books start at the end of the Second Interval and continue through the Third Pass – nearly two thousand Turns before The Skies of Pern. So these stories took place much earlier than those of Lessa.

Pern has a lot of history, from Dragonsdawn through to The Skies of Pern and we wanted to write some of it, to look at a time when the people of Pern were just losing the last of their technology.

Also, in Dragonsblood I specifically answer the question that bugged me — why were their Ancient Rooms in Benden Weyr which was the second Weyr founded? Logically, those rooms should have been created in Fort Weyr.

I hope that helps clear up your confusion!

Cheers,

Todd

Hi Todd,

I love the Pern novels. I was wondering if Gigi or you are writing any Pern books in the near future. Thanks. The Pern books are a constant favorites for me.

Sincerely,

Heather


Hi Heather,

If you check out amazon.com, you might discover that a certain Dragon’s Code by a Gigi McCaffrey is available for pre-order!

Cheers,

Todd