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Strictly speaking this is a space fanatasy, with a limit on "magic" and very sensible rules. Still in all, it is about people and dragons and as such falls under the fanatsy umbrella. The opening section won the Hugo (I think) for best novella. Pern is world settled by humans from space who have since forotten space travel in their long struggel to survive. The dragons are psychic symbiots with select humans who "impress" with a specific dragon at it's hatching. The first book follow the adventures of an orphan girl who manages to impress a queen dragon (gold colored of course) and her journey into the culture of the dragonriders. Very detailed and well thought out fanatsy world, with lots of spin-offs and sequels as is usual with McCaffrey. Good read!