All the Weyrs of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern, Bk 11)
All the Weyrs of Pern - Dragonriders of Pern, Bk 11 Author:Anne Mccaffrey For generations, the dragonriders had dedicated their lives to fighting Thread, the dreaded spores that periodically rained from the sky to ravage the land. On the backs of their magnificent telepathic dragons they flew to flame the deadly stuff out of the air before it could reach the planet's surface. But the greatest dream of the dragonriders... more » was to find a way to eradicate Thread completely, so that never again would their beloved Pern be threatened with destruction.
Now, for the first time, it looked as if that dream could come true. For when the people of Pern, led by Masterharper Robinton and F'Lar and Lessa, Weyrleader and Weyrwoman of Benden Weyr, excavated the ancient remains of the planet's original settlement, they uncovered the colonist's voice-activated artificial intelligence system -- which still functioned! And the computer had incredible news for them: There was a chance -- a good chance -- that they could, at long last, annihilate Thread once and for all!« less
The dragons of Pern boldly go where no dragon has gone before in this volume of the Dragonriders saga. Stumbling upon an ancient fortress carved out by their technologically advanced ancestors, the original colonists of Pern, they accidentally re-awaken its dormant guardian, a sentient artificial intelligence. Under its guidance, will it be possible to not only jump-start their world's technology but also to use it to end Threadfall once and for all? Not only the Dragonrider Weyrs but also the entire political structure of the planet will be thrown into upheaval as a result of their efforts.
Although it involves familiar characters like Jaxom and his white dragon Ruth, this volume is more reminiscent of "Dragonfall" or "Chronicles of Pern" than stories like "The White Dragon", because of the strong focus on the colonists and their legacy. So in other words, this is more of a sci-fi oriented novel than a fantasy one like the core classic Pern novels.