Letter from Calvin

I am currently deployed and I wrote you not knowing the “tech/software” problems you were having.

I first would like to convey my condolences though I know that no words can ease the anguish that you must be feeling. I have grown up reading the books that she wrote and though I mostly stick to biographies, science and alot of technical manuals related to my craft I have always kept her books in my library and can’t seem to put them down.

I was very grateful when my wife sent me a Nook and it had 15 books written by her on it. It makes my deployment easier when I can wind down and read books that I grew up with. I have added the ones that you teamed up with your Mother and the ones that you have written recently. I had to find a good connection to be able to download them.

I do have a question for you. Do you know when all her books will be put into some sort of ebook format? I know that the Harper Hall trilogy is not among them right now and I would love to be able to have that to read as well.
Thank you for taking the time to read my email and I look forward to the future stories that you may add to the Pern saga.

U.S. Army(DV)
Southern Afghanistan


I served in the US Army for four years in Germany with the old 1st Infantry Division (Forward). My uncle was in WWII and Korea; my grandfather served in WWI, WWII, and worked with the UN in Korea. My hat’s off to you for your service and I hope your deployment is not too hard.

Thank you for your condolences.

With regards to your question, a lot of the older books weren’t made into eBooks because the original contracts didn’t allow that. It’s taking a while to get all that sorted out, particularly with the Harper Hall as those books are actually pubished through a different publisher (Bantam). Hopefully the ammendments will get sorted soon and you’ll be able to get the Harper Hall in eBook format.


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