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Crack Dust, Black Dust

written by Anne McCaffrey

This title remains unpublished in this form.

A short story
in the
Dragonriders of Pern series


Cover Notes

Analog editor John W. Campbell requested "to see dragons fighting Thread", Pern's menace from space, and he also suggested time travel. In response, McCaffrey wrote a short story titled "Crack Dust, Black Dust", which was not separately published, but provided crucial material for the novel Dragonflight.

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