How many of you remember Anne McCaffrey? I do. I discovered AM‘s books when I was in grade 4. Grade 4 for me was the year I discovered the true magic of books. I don’t remember much of library time for grades 1 to 3. Grade 3 for me was the Year of the Writer. It’s when I discovered I wanted to be writer. But grade 4, oh grade 4! Grade 4 was the Year of the Great Books. I felt like an explorer discovering a whole new world and all the many possibilities that abounded within that new world. I discovered C.S. Lewis and Anne McCaffrey. Her magical world of Pern and the stories of the Dragonriders were for me an ethereal escape. Those books made a huge impression on me. I devoured the books as soon as I could get my hands on them. It was one of the many books that inspired the love of libraries and reading in me. Oh, to see Anne McCaffrey’s world of Pern with its Dragonriders on the big screen would be a treat indeed.
Even thinking about it now, I’m transported back to a magical world of Weyrfolk and dragons, Holders and Holds, Crafthalls, the Holdless and Thread. Even now I wish I was one of the Weyrfolk, a Dragonrider who will soon form a bond by Impression with a new Gold Queen dragon hatchling.
With movies like DragonHeart, Eragon and How To Train Your Dragon, now would be the perfect time to adapt a novel of Pern into a movie! With the amazing advances in CGI and 3D technology it’s totally do – able!
~P.S.~ I wonder if Christopher Paolini, the author of Eragon, got his telepathy idea from AM. Or is it just a given part of Dragon Lore? Either way, I like it. I like it a lot.