The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall is a collection of 5 short stories of the Dragonriders of Pern series written by Anne McCaffrey and also included in the anthology Dragonriders' Dawn. It was first published by Del Rey Books in October 1993.
It is one of two short stories collections containing only the stories of the Dragonriders of Pern series, the other being A Gift of Dragons.
The stories contained within First Fall are united primarily by their setting. The stories are not contiguous to each other, but rather cover a variety of events both prior to the colonization of Pern and throughout the first few decades following arrival on Pern. The stories mostly concern the exodus of the colonists from the Southern Continent following the first appearance of Thread.