Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.28

vintage-sf-badgeNo.28 Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey

As part of Vintage Sci Fi month being hosted by Little Red Reviewer I’ve given myself a small challenge to post a vintage book each day – one that I’ve read – and to highlight some of the covers.   Today’s choice is : Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey.   First published in 1968 two of the short stories that make up the first book made McCaffrey the first woman to win a Huge or Nebula Award.

Let’s look at covers.  Starting with a first edition:

First edition5.jpg

1968 Del Rey:

Ballantine 1968

1970 Corgi:


1986 Ballantine:

1968 Pern

1997 Del Rey:

1997 Del Rey.jpg



8 Responses to “Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.28”

  1. Tammy

    I’m pretty sure I have the 1986 paperback edition:-)

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I bought this book last year! But I don’t think my edition is any of these, hmm. And in the second cover as well as the last one that is based on it, is the dragon supposed to look like a pterodactyl? 🙂

  3. Steph

    Oh. I read this as a child. I loved it. ….I await your thoughts. I have no idea if it holds up to the test of time

  4. Rindis

    I have a copy of the first edition ‘because’. My main reading copy is a SF Book Club 3-in-1 of the trilogy. My favorite cover is the Michael Whelan (but of course).

    Are you sure of some of the dates on those? That Corgi cover doesn’t look like a ’70s design, and I think you have the ’68 and ’86 reversed (I think the Del Rey logo in the corner was an ’80s thing, and paperbacks weren’t $1.25 in ’86). Maybe they just got swapped around?

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks. To be honest, the dates for these are off Goodreads and it’s quite possible that I have transposed them! I will check them out. Thanks

    • @lynnsbooks

      Further update: I’ve checked out – the ’68 should have been Del Rey. The Corgi and the 1986 Ballantine are both correct – by which I mean, I took them off Goodreads and that’s how they’re displayed on there – so it’s quite possible they’re wrong I suppose. I thought I’d probably swapped them round inadvertently but what I’d actually done is saved the ’68 Del Rey as Ballantine.
      Thanks for letting me know.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    I like all these covers, that’s probably because they all have dragons on them 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I like the covers too. There wasn’t as much choice with this book – well, there was lots of choice but they were all very similar.
      Lynn 😀

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