Anne McCaffrey was the Hugo and Nebula award winning author best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series.

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What about the waste?

Was there ever a definitive description of how dragons and fire lizards defecate and what was done about it? I have read some descriptions saying that they do so between, while other sources stated ...
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Green dragon riders sexual encounters in Pern series?

Did green dragon riders have homosexual encounters with the other male dragon riders when their greens were flying? In The White Dragon, when Mirrim's Green was proddy, the other dragon riders were ...
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How did dinosaurs end up on The Dinosaur Planet?

I read a few of the books in Anne McCaffrey's "The Dinosaur Planet" series. I can't recall -- was it ever explained how dinosaurs ended up on that planet?
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Were firearms ever used in the Dragonriders of Pern series?

Having read the books some time ago, I am under the impression that firearms are never used or mentioned in the Dragonriders of Pern series. In support of this idea, the villains in Dragon's Dawn do ...
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Life Cycle of Thread: Ground phase?

In the Dragonriders of Pern books, the dragon riders burn the Thread before it hits the ground, Ground troops with acid/flame throwers then kill any which does before it can burrow into the ground. In ...
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Are “agenothree” flame-throwers ever described as igniting the liquid?

Reading Anne McCaffrey's Dragonrider novels back in the day, I always pictured the "agenothree" flame-throwers borne by the queen riders as spraying flame at the falling thread. Later in the series, ...
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Kid wants to pilot space liner, is too ugly

This is a story from sometime in or before the early 1980s. The gist is that there's a kid who spends his whole life dreaming about being the pilot of a space-going passenger craft. However he can't ...
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Series featuring telepaths, raising children with aliens to learn each other's language

So, I'm trying to remember the name of a series of books that features telepaths who contact people with their minds across the galaxy, and send ships. I remember one of the key ones was on a moon in ...
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What is the chronological order of the Dragonriders of Pern series?

I've read most of the books, more or less in published order, but I've gotten rather confused with the timeline jumps that occur in the series. What is the in-universe chronological order of the ...