The Dolphins of Pern Summary
Anne McCaffrey

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The Dolphins of Pern Summary

The regaining of lost technology has had a radical impact on crafthalls, including: the introduction of computers, the transcription of information stored on disks, the inaugurations of a new crafthall dedicated to studying and repairing the machines, the creation of electric generators using wind and tides, the idea of surgery on humans and animals (most of the healers are too squeamish!), a communications device that resembles a cellular phone, more mining and additional smelting techniques to create silicon chips and stainless steel, a need to rediscover plastics, and a new school system designed to use Aivas' memory as well as to prepare young people to cope with future problems. The number of these rediscovered tools is quite overwhelming to a careful reader of McCaffrey's series; this planet is reeling with culture shock. Additionally, not all find this new information equally useful or desirable — a potential source of...

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