All the Weyrs of Pern

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McCaffrey, Anne. All the Weyrs of Pern. New York: Del Rey-Ballantine, 1991.

Rev. Paula M. Strain, SFRA Review #209, Jan./Feb. 1994: 82, our source here and whom we quote. A story of the dragons and dragon-riders of Pern, but straight S.F.: "Science and technology are at the forefront of the story throughout the book. The opening lines of All the Weyrs of Pern are about AIVAS (Artificial Intelligence Voice-Activated System), which we met on the last pages of The Renegades of Pern, and AIVAS is constantly on stage until the next-to-last-page of the story. The plot is a standard one—how technology is recovered by a society regressed to a lower standard by disaster . . . ." (RDE, 30/12/94)