DRAGONFLIGHT. New York: Walker and Company, . Octavo, boards. First hardcover edition. The first book of Pern series. Incorporates "Weyr Search," winner of the 1968 Hugo award and "Dragon Rider," winner of the 1968 Nebula award. "A well-crafted and tremendously popular tale of a planet threatened by spores from space which can be defeated only by taming fire-breathing alien 'dragons.' The relations between the dragonriders and their mounts have strong erotic overtones." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 107. In the Pern series McCaffrey "achieved a mode and intensity of feeling that broke new ground in fitting SF to the imaginative needs of teenage girls, thus helping to break the masculine mold of most previous SF." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-734. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-179. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 605-07. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light age-darkening to spine and edges and two very faint, thin parallel lines along upper portion of jacket (ghost from blue lines printed on an old jacket protector). Still quite an attractive copy. (#126509).
"Published in the United States of America in 1969 ..." on copyright page.