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Favorite Menolly Cover

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1markhagner
Abr 20, 2011, 3:58pm

Every time I check up on this group. I think of my favorite character Menolly. Which cover version do you like of her? My favorite is the 1978 cover.

2DragonFreak
May 5, 2011, 6:32pm

Not many people get on this group. It's kind of a sad fact that Anne McCaffrey is kind of outdated, but not to me. If this website was around late 70's early 80's this group may be a lot more popular. I looked up the first book Menolly starred in which was Dragonsong and found three different versions:







The first is the cover I have. I love old-fashioned covers, so this one is naturally my favorite. It shows all the fire lizards plus her playing music which is the essence of the whole story.

The second one I like the least. It just seems kind of blah. And in the third she looks kind of snobbish. Just because of her posture.

3SylviaC
May 5, 2011, 10:16pm

I have the first one, too. I like it because that intricate, swirling design makes me imagine Menolly playing an intricate tune on her pipes. And I must say I agree about that third cover. She doesn't look very nice, does she?

4DragonFreak
May 5, 2011, 10:56pm

Yeah, the third one makes her kind of mean. Usually when somebody makes that face it's like, "I hate you" or like things. I mean, if I was surrounded by nine fire lizards (10 in The White Dragon for some reason), I would probably be more happy.

5markhagner
Editado: May 10, 2011, 12:30pm

Thank you for posting the covers. It never occurred to me to do that.

6DragonFreak
May 6, 2011, 9:17pm

Your welcome. So what is your favorite cover? If you don't know how to do the imagine thing, just post a link to it. I'm interested to see which one is your favorite too!

7markhagner
May 10, 2011, 12:54pm

I like the first one. I just can't picture Menolly looking like the later versions.

8DragonFreak
May 10, 2011, 1:00pm

No neither can I. plus the first one has more detail on the fire lizards than the others.

9Jarandel
Editado: Jun 3, 2011, 9:27am

First cover is lovely.

This is what we had for covers in France for that book.
I own the 2nd one but unfortunately don't have it handy for a better scan of the full-page art card that was usual in for some years that collection.



10fuzzi
Editado: Jul 19, 2011, 1:58pm

I really like the first cover, as it appears to be most accurate in depicting the fire lizards (many show them as having hind feet only, with the front feet attached to the wings).

Here are some more covers I found:

Image:Dragonsong.jpg

This one is my favorite:

Image:Dragonsong 3.jpg

I used to have that particular edition, but alas, it is no longer in my collection...:mutter mutter:

Wait, why aren't my covers showing??? :(

11DragonFreak
Jul 19, 2011, 7:22pm

Well if it's from your computer, it'll never work. You must find the picture from a website online, which would be great if you have Flickr. If you can find them, I'll try to help you more, because I would like to see them.

>9 Jarandel: Those are unique covers. That would be neat if I could read the language though.

12fuzzi
Jul 20, 2011, 1:02pm

DragonFreak, I found those online and saved them to my harddrive.

I can post the urls here if you like. :)

13DragonFreak
Jul 20, 2011, 3:57pm

That may be faster. Post the URL's, and then I'll turn those into pictures. Or, you can Private Message me them.

14fuzzi
Jul 22, 2011, 6:10pm

Thanks, DragonFreak, here they are:

http://www.epubbud.com/covers/Z/7/Z7VFW7N5.png (dragonsong.jpg)

http://www.reynoldsbookshelf.com/shop_image/product/309.jpg (Dragonsong 3.jpg)

15DragonFreak
Editado: Ago 2, 2011, 5:14pm

Sorry I didn't get this done sooner. I was out for longer than I expected.





Wow, I really love those covers!

16fuzzi
Ago 4, 2011, 6:53pm

That's okay, they were worth waiting for, hmm?

Michael Whelan still does the best dragons, imho.

17DragonFreak
Ago 5, 2011, 5:42pm

He does make some cool artwork. Hey, he made the art of the picture I choose from this group!

18fuzzi
Editado: Ago 5, 2011, 7:02pm

He not only created the covers for McCaffrey's Dragonriders books, but also the covers for The Pride of Chanur books.

One of my most favorite works of art is from a Lord of the Rings calendar from the late 1970s, in which Michael Whelan painted the scene from the end of the triology, of Samwise and Frodo on Mount Doom.

I think he also did the covers for Tad Williams' Memory, Sorry and Thorn trilogy.

(off topic, sorry)

19DragonFreak
Ago 7, 2011, 5:07pm

Naw, that's some pretty cool piece of info.

20fuzzi
Ago 10, 2011, 4:55pm

I found the picture I was talking about in (18), the Lord of the Rings painting done by Michael Whelan. You can see it here:

http://www.theonering.com/images/medialibrary/mw_01.jpg

Woo!

21DragonFreak
Ago 14, 2011, 4:11pm

Is that the part when The Ring is destroyed and the Eagles come?

Stunning.

22fuzzi
Ago 15, 2011, 1:00pm

Yes, that's it.

I hope we've not spoiled it for anyone... :x

23DragonFreak
Ago 15, 2011, 10:07pm

Never thought of that. I'm pretty sure that 99.7% of all people who read Pern books read the LotR books, so no big deal.