Dragonriders of Pern Reading Order

Anne McCaffrey created one of the most expansive and well-loved sci-fi/fantasy series (it’s kind of a hybrid of both), that has gone on to become one of the best series of its kind. This is the Dragonriders of Pern reading order.

What’s in the Dragonriders of Pern Reading Order?


The Dragonriders of Pern reading order takes the series written primarily by Anne McCaffrey and places them in chronological order. Some of the books were co-written by Anne and other authors, including her son Todd McCaffrey. All of the main books and short stories are included in this timeline. One book, After the Fall is Over, was being written by Anne, but she died in 2011 and was unable to complete it.

Since her death, however, her children have continued the series, so there are still more Pern books coming. Check back with this timeline to discover what is new.

Where to Start the Dragonriders of Pern?

This is actually a tricky question in this case, as the default chronological order below does not match the order of release. We would probably recommend reading them in the order of release, though if you’re already familiar with the saga as a whole, it won’t hurt to read through it chronologically.

As with all of our timelines, don’t hestitate to let us know if there’s something else to add or correct on the list. We welcome all feedback.

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ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

1

Before Landing

Short Story

Anne McCaffrey

1993-10-01

Collected in The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall

2

First Pass

Novel

Anne McCaffrey

1988-10-12

3

First Pass

Short Story

Anne McCaffrey

1993-10-01

Collected in The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall

4

First Pass

Short Story

Anne McCaffrey

1993-10-01

Collected in The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall

5

First Pass

Short Story

Anne McCaffrey

1993-10-01

Collected in The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall

6

First Pass

Short Story

Anne McCaffrey

1993-10-01

Collected in The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall

7

Second Pass

Novel

Anne McCaffrey

1997-01-28

8

Second Pass

Short Story

Anne McCaffrey

2002-10-29

Collected in A Gift of Dragons

9

Third Pass

Novel

Anne & Todd McCaffrey

2003-11-25

10

Third Pass

Novel

Anne & Todd McCaffrey

2006-07-11

11

Third Pass

Novel

Anne & Todd McCaffrey

2007-12-26

12

Third Pass

Novel

Todd McCaffrey

2008-11-11

13

Third Pass

Novel

Todd McCaffrey

2005-01-25

14

Third Pass

Novel

Todd McCaffrey

2010-07-01

15

Third Pass

Novel

Anne & Todd McCaffrey

2011-06-28

16

Third Pass

Novel

Anne & Todd McCaffrey

2012-06-26

17

Sixth Pass

Novel

Anne McCaffrey

1983-11-01

18

Sixth Pass

Novel

Anne McCaffrey

1986-02-12

19

Sixth Pass

Short Story

Anne McCaffrey

2003-12-30

Collected in Legends II

20

Ninth Pass

Novel

Anne McCaffrey

1998-01-12

21

Ninth Pass

Short Story

Anne McCaffrey

2002-10-29

Collected in A Gift of Dragons

22

Ninth Pass

Novel

Anne McCaffrey

1968-07-01

First Novel

23

Ninth Pass

Graphic Novel

Anne McCaffrey
Brynne Stephens

1991-06-01

24

Ninth Pass

Graphic Novel

Anne McCaffrey
Brynne Stephens

1991-06-01

25

Ninth Pass

Graphic Novel

Anne McCaffrey
Brynne Stephens

1991-06-01

26

Ninth Pass

Novel

Anne McCaffrey

1971-05-01

27

Ninth Pass

Novel

Anne McCaffrey

1976-03-01

28

Ninth Pass

Novel

Anne McCaffrey

1977-02-01

29

Ninth Pass

Novel

Anne McCaffrey

1979-03-01

30

Ninth Pass

Novel

Anne McCaffrey

1978-06-01

31

Ninth Pass

Short Story

Anne McCaffrey

1989-01-01

Collected in The Dragonlover’s Guide to Pern

32

Ninth Pass

Short Story

Anne McCaffrey

2002-10-29

Collected in A Gift of Dragons

33

Ninth Pass

Short Story

Anne McCaffrey

2002-10-29

Collected in A Gift of Dragons

34

Ninth Pass

Novel

Anne McCaffrey

1989-10-01

35

Ninth Pass

Novel

Anne McCaffrey

1991-09-19

36

Ninth Pass

Novel

Anne McCaffrey

1994-09-06

37

Ninth Pass

Novel

Anne McCaffrey

2001-04-03

38

Ninth Pass

Novel

Gigi McCaffrey

2018-10-02

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