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Anne McCaffrey

(Anne Inez McCaffrey)
USA (1926 - 2011)
Mother of Todd McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey was educated at Radcliffe College, Massachusetts, and has a degree cum laude in Slavonic Languages and Literature. She is a past winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, and has written many novels, short stories and novellas, and various articles. Her most celebrated series is the world-famous Dragonriders of Pern saga.
 
Series
Doona
1. Decision at Doona (1967)
2. Crisis on Doona (1992) (with Jody Lynn Nye)
3. Treaty Planet (1994) (with Jody Lynn Nye)
     aka Treaty at Doona
Doona (omnibus) (2004) (with Jody Lynn Nye)
Decision at DoonaCrisis on DoonaTreaty PlanetDoona
 
Dragonriders of Pern
1. Dragonflight (1968)
2. Dragonquest (1971)
3. The White Dragon (1979)
4. DragonsEye (1996)
     aka Red Star Rising
The Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonflight, Dragonquest, the White Dragon (omnibus) (1984)
The People of Pern (1988) (with Robin Wood)
On Dragonwings (omnibus) (2003)
DragonflightDragonquestThe White DragonDragonsEye
The Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonflight, Dragonquest, the White DragonThe People of PernOn Dragonwings
 
To Ride PegasusPegasus in FlightPegasus in SpacePegasus in Flight and To Ride Pegasus
 
DragonsongDragonsingerDragondrumsThe Harper Hall of Pern
 
Dinosaur PlanetSurvivorsThe Dinosaur Planet OmnibusThe Mystery of Ireta
 
The Crystal SingerKillashandraCrystal Line
 
Moreta: Dragonlady of PernNerilka's Story: A Pern AdventureDragonsdawnThe Renegades of Pern
All the Weyrs of PernThe Chronicles of Pern: First FallThe Dolphins' BellThe Dolphins of Pern
The Masterharper of PernThe Skies of Pern
 
SassinakThe Death of SleepGeneration WarriorsThe Planet Pirates
 
The RowanDamiaDamia's ChildrenLyon's Pride
The Tower and the Hive
 
Powers That BePower LinesPower PlayThe Petaybee Trilogy
 
Freedom's LandingFreedom's ChoiceFreedom's ChallengeFreedom's Ransom
Freedom's Landing / Freedom's Choice / Freedom's Challenge
 
Acorna: The Unicorn GirlAcorna's QuestAcorna's PeopleAcorna's World
Acorna's SearchAcorna's RebelsAcorna's Triumph
 
Dragon's KinDragon's FireDragon HarperDragon's Time
Sky Dragons
 
First WarningSecond WaveThird Watch
 
Twins of Petaybee (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough)
1. Changelings (2005)
2. Maelstrom (2006)
3. Deluge (2008)
ChangelingsMaelstromDeluge
 
CatalystCatacombs
 
Series contributed to
The Ship Who SangPartnershipThe Ship Who SearchedThe City Who Fought
The Ship Who WonThe Ship ErrantThe Ship AvengedBrain Ships
The Ship Who Saved the WorldsThe City and the Ship
 
Anthologies edited
Alchemy and AcademeSpace Opera
 
Non fiction
Cooking Out Of This WorldThe Atlas of PernServe It Forth: Cooking With Anne McCaffreyA Diversity of Dragons
Dragonholder: The Life and Dreams (So Far) of Anne McCaffrey
 
Anthologies containing stories by Anne McCaffrey
Nebula Award Stories 3Nebula Award Stories 4The Hugo Winners 1968-1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume Four
Top FantasyTime WarsNew Destinies, Vol. VIIIConfederacy of the Dead
Animal Brigade 3000The Ascent of WonderNew Eves: Science Fiction About the Extraordinary Women of Today and TomorrowAngels of Darkness
Women of WonderThe Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by WomenGreat Writers and Kids Write Spooky StoriesThe Ultimate Alien
Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, DearVisions of WonderDavid Copperfield's Beyond ImaginationSpace Opera
Dancing with the DarkDragons: The Greatest StoriesLegendsFar Horizons
 
Short stories
Lady in the Tower (1959)
The Ship Who Sang [short story] (1961)
Dragonrider (1967)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula
Weyr Search (1967)Nebula (nominee)
Hugo
Dramatic Mission (1969)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
The Smallest Dragonboy (1973)
Velvet Fields (1973)
Changeling (1977)
The Greatest Love (1977)
Lady-in-Waiting (1978)
Habit Is an Old Horse [short story] (1979)
Cinderella Switch (1981)
A Flock of Geese (1985)
The Girl Who Heard Dragons [short story] (1986)
Duty Calls [short story] (1988)
If Madam Likes You... (1989)
The Mandalay Cure (1990)
A Sleeping Humpty Dumpty Beauty (1990)
A Quiet One (1991)
Zulei, Grace, Nimshi and the Damnyankees (1992)
The Bones Do Lie (1994)
Euterpe on a Fling (1994)
Zeus: The Howling (1995) (with Georgeanne Kennedy)
Bird in the Hand (1996)
The Golden Years (1996)
The N Auntie (1996)
Unto the Third Generation (1997)
Runner of Pern (1998)


Awards
Hugo winner (1968) : Weyr Search
Nebula nominee (1968) : Weyr Search
Hugo nominee (1969) : Dragonrider
Nebula winner (1969) : Dragonrider
Hugo nominee (1970) : Dramatic Mission
Nebula nominee (1970) : Dramatic Mission
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1972) : Dragonquest
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1979) : The White Dragon
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1984) : Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1989) : Dragonsdawn
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1992) : All the Weyrs of Pern


Books about Anne McCaffrey
Anne McCaffreyAnne McCaffrey: A Critical CompanionDragons of Fantasy: The Scaly Villains and Heroes of Tolkien, Rowling, McCaffrey, Pratchett and Other Fantasy Greats
 
Links to other websites
annemccaffrey.net


Anne McCaffrey recommends
Windhaven
Windhaven (1981)
George R R Martin and Lisa Tuttle
"I didn't mean to stay up all night to finish Windhaven but I had to! Lisa Tuttle and George R R Martin have created a fine science fiction adventure that could only have happened on one planet - Windhaven."
The Anvil of Ice
The Anvil of Ice (1986)
(Winter of the World, book 1)
Michael Scott Rohan
"A very good and powerful writer ... the concept of the Ice itself as the ultimate enemy is a remarkable feat. Compelling reading."
Seventh Son
Seventh Son (1987)
(Alvin Maker, book 1)
Orson Scott Card
"Card has exceeded his own high standards ... The man's versatility makes him unique."
The Third Eagle
The Third Eagle (1989)
R A MacAvoy
"MacAvoy is undeniably a writer to watch for!"
Cry Republic
Cry Republic (1989)
(Procurator, book 3)
Kirk Mitchell
"Stimulating, exciting, fascinating 'what if'...the characters stay with you like old friends, even after you finish the book."
Silk Roads and Shadows
Silk Roads and Shadows (1990)
Susan Shwartz
"A totally pleasurable read... I'm delighted to recommend it without reservation!"
Wolfwalker
Wolfwalker (1990)
(Wolfwalker, book 1)
Tara K Harper
"A breathless ride .. Rip-snorting, white-river, cliff-climbing suspense with barely a pause. A Grand Fantasy!"
Stronghold
Stronghold (1990)
(Dragon Star, book 1)
Melanie Rawn
"Marvelous ... impressive .. fascinating ... Melanie Rawn is good!"
Rinn's Star
Rinn's Star (1990)
Paula E Downing
"I'd call Rinn's Star a 'One Gulper' - because you want to finish it in the first go. Paula Downing is off to a great start."
The Adept
The Adept (1991)
(Adept, book 1)
Deborah Turner Harris and Katherine Kurtz
"A late-night turn-the-pager!"
Shadow Leader
Shadow Leader (1991)
(Wolfwalker, book 2)
Tara K Harper
"A splendid story!"
Illusion
Illusion (1991)
Paula Volsky
"I couldn't put it down ... engrossing!"
The Master of White Storm
The Master of White Storm (1992)
Janny Wurts
"Powerful...Epic grandeur...Magnificient!"
Demon Drums
Demon Drums (1992)
(Island Warrior, book 1)
Carol Severance
"A marvelous read! I haven't enjoyed such a fresh new approach or such an original concept in a long time... Carol Severance is a writer to watch out for!"
Mistwalker
Mistwalker (1994)
Denise Lopes Heald
"Quite and adventure tale, a love story, and a damned good ecological drama!"
Sing the Light
Sing the Light (1995)
(Singers of Nevya, book 1)
Louise Marley
"Marley is a fine new writer with a promising career ahead of her."
Archangel
Archangel (1996)
(Samaria, book 1)
Sharon Shinn
"Provocative."
Remnant Population
Remnant Population (1996)
Elizabeth Moon
"Pure satisfaction from cover to cover!"
A Game of Thrones
A Game of Thrones (1996)
(Song of Ice and Fire, book 1)
George R R Martin
"Such a splendid tale and such a fantistorical! I read my eyes out."
The Gilded Chain
The Gilded Chain (1998)
(King's Blades, book 1)
Dave Duncan
"Just the sort of marvelous yarn that lured me into reading fantasy and SF."
Dragon and Phoenix
Dragon and Phoenix (1999)
(Dragonlords, book 2)
Joanne Bertin
"Good descriptions, good characterisation, and really evil people for villains."
Stardoc
Stardoc (2000)
(Stardoc, book 1)
S L Viehl
"Continuously surprising."
Leopard in Exile
Leopard in Exile (2001)
(Carolus Rex, book 2)
Rosemary Edghill and Andre Norton
"WOW! and WOW! again."
Shadows in Scarlet
Shadows in Scarlet (2001)
Lillian Stewart Carl
"Shadows in Scarlet is definitely read-worthy, with snappy dialogue, well-developed characters, and a real nifty-nasty twist to the plot. I don't think Lillian will have any trouble garnering devoted readers with this gracious story. "
Shadow of the Seer
Shadow of the Seer (2001)
(Winter of the World, book 6)
Michael Scott Rohan
"[He] is a very good and a very powerful writer . . . compelling reading."
Silver Moons, Black Steel
Silver Moons, Black Steel (2001)
(Wolfwalker, book 6)
Tara K Harper
"Tara K Harper's Wolfwalker novels are particular favorites of mine."
Child of the Prophecy
Child of the Prophecy (2001)
(Sevenwaters, book 3)
Juliet Marillier
"A fine new fantasy writer."
Channeling Cleopatra
Channeling Cleopatra (2002)
(Cleopatra, book 1)
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
"Reading Scarborough is a joy."
Diplomatic Immunity
Diplomatic Immunity (2002)
(Vorkosigan, book 14)
Lois McMaster Bujold
"Boy, can she write!"
Angelica
Angelica (2003)
(Samaria, book 4)
Sharon Shinn
"[Will] delight any reader who likes his alien planets to be rich with texture and diversity, and genuine characters."
The Crystal City
The Crystal City (2003)
(Alvin Maker, book 6)
Orson Scott Card
"The man's versatility of style, subject and approach makes him unique in the SF field."
In the King's Service
In the King's Service (2003)
(Childe Morgan Trilogy, book 1)
Katherine Kurtz
"An incredible historical tapestry of a world that never was and of immensely vital people who ought to be."
A Feast for Crows
A Feast for Crows (2004)
(Song of Ice and Fire, book 4)
George R R Martin
"Such a splendid tale and such a fantistorical! I read my eyes out."
Singer of Souls
Singer of Souls (2005)
Adam Stemple
"One of the best first novels I have ever read."
Temeraire
Temeraire (2006)
(Temeraire, book 1)
Naomi Novik
"A splendid novel. The plot was excellent, extraordinary in that the reader has no idea where it's leading. Let's hope this is the first of many from Naomi Novik."
Black Powder War
Black Powder War (2006)
(Temeraire, book 3)
Naomi Novik
"A splendid series."
Saltation
Saltation (2010)
(New Adventures in the Liaden Universe, book 3)
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
"Every now and then you come across an author, or in this case, a pair, who write exactly what you want to read, the characters and personalities that make you enjoy metting them.... I rarely rave on and on about stories, but  I am devoted to Lee and Miller novel stories."
Ghost Ship
Ghost Ship (2011)
(New Adventures in the Liaden Universe, book 4)
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
"Every now and then you come across an author, or in this case, a pair, who write exactly what you want to read, the characters and personalities that make you enjoy meeting them. . . . I rarely rave on and on about stories, but I am devoted to Lee and Miller novels and stories."



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