[fan rant]

Jul. 12th, 2007 07:43 pm
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I just finished Dragonseye, and there's a problem.

This book is set at the beginning of the Second Pass. There is no mention of the drum towers.

I know for sure that Todd McCaffrey's Dragonsblood speaks of the drum towers while Wind Blossom is still alive, sometime during the First Pass and soon after the emigration to the Northern Continent.

I think that either Dragonsdawn or Chronicles of Pern: First Fall mentioned or detailed the invention and inception of the drum towers, both of which were written before Dragonseye.

If they did, what was Anne smoking when she wrote Dragonseye to thus disregard her own canon with no explanation?

If I'm remembering wrong and they don't, what was Todd smoking when he wrote Dragonsblood to thus disregard his mother's canon with no explanation, and even base a significant part of the story in a setting that places the creation of the drum towers during Wind Blossom's lifetime.

That said, my trawling of the internets turned up no help on this subject, but it did reveal that another Pern book is expected for 2008. Ann was born in 1926. She's 81. Wow. May I have the fortune and the strength to make a comparable impact on the world.

[/fan rant]

Date: 2007-07-13 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] piper-lee.livejournal.com
My dad was born in 1928, lol, and all he does is sit in his chair and watch television.

Date: 2007-08-02 12:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aa-shi.livejournal.com
Sorry to butt in on your LJ like this - but I have to say - geek out awesomeness. I love the Pern series, I really do (haven't read 'em in a while but I was addicted for so long) and it's good to see how much people pick up on things that are out of canon :) Hehe, I guess I'm just a nit-picker at heart.

Shayi by the way from HON :)

Date: 2007-08-02 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dumblemop.livejournal.com
Hiii. :) I added you, hope that's okay.

Yes, I love them too. I found Dragonseye at the used bookstore in the airport over the summer and was astonished because I thought I'd already read all the Pern books, so I bought it.

Haha, yeah, and now I need to find those other two books and check on this. Actually I really need to reread them all, it's been awhile. I think I started reading them in sixth grade or so.

Date: 2007-08-02 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aa-shi.livejournal.com
*G* No probs, added ya back :)

I haven't read Dragonseye yet. Heard of it - but haven't seen it in any of the book shops around here.

Mm I think I probably started reading them when I was about 11/12 (don't know what grade that is in your schooling system) because I started pinching my mum's books :)

Date: 2007-08-02 01:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dumblemop.livejournal.com
Yay. :)

Yeah, that's the same age range. I think my parents gave me the big book that has Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The White Dragon in it and I got most of the other ones from the public and school libraries once my obsession blossomed. xD


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