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Chronological Order of the Pern Stories

Please note that for first time readers, this is not the best order to read the books in.  Instead, the order that the books were originally published is highly recommended by Anne McCaffrey, by myself, and by countless others.  For further explanation on the importance of reading order and a list of books by publication date, visit my suggested reading order page.

The more experienced Pern reader may wish to re-read the stories in chronological order, or something approximating it.  Many books and/or stories overlap in time, some by only a few days at the start or end of the story, and some completely.  For simplicity's sake I'm ignoring the minor overlaps and only indicating major ones.

Pass/Int Turn
at start
Book or "Short Story"
0th Int 190 BL "Survey P.E.R.N.c"
0 Dragonsdawn  
1st Pass 8
9 "The Dolphins' Bell"
19 "The Ford of Red Hanrahan"
28 "The Second Weyr"
1st Int 58 "Rescue Run"
257 Red Star Rising / Dragonseye
2nd Pass 258
  "Ever the Twain"
2nd Int   Dragon's Kin Dragon's Fire
3rd Pass   Dragonsblood
6th Pass 1550 Moreta Nerilka's Story
"Beyond Between"
6th Int 1558  
8th Int 2452 Masterharper of Pern
2505 Dragonflight Renegades
of Pern
"Runner of Pern"
9th Pass 2508  
2514 Dragonquest Dragonsong
2515 Dragonsinger
2518 "The Impression" Dragondrums
"The Smallest
2519 The White Dragon "The Girl Who
 Heard Dragons"
  All the Weyrs of Pern
  Dolphins of Pern
2538 The Skies of Pern


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