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Anne McCaffrey


(Anne Inez McCaffrey)
USA flag (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)
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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 (omnibus) (1984)
The People of Pern (1988) (with Robin Wood)
On Dragonwings (omnibus) (2003)
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Twins of Petaybee (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough)
1. Changelings (2005)
2. Maelstrom (2006)
3. Deluge (2008)
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Anne McCaffrey
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Short stories
Lady in the Tower (1959)
The Ship Who Sang [short story] (1961)
Dragonrider (1967)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards
Weyr Search (1967)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Hugo
Dramatic Mission (1969)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (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 Best Novella winner (1968) : Weyr Search
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1968) : Weyr Search
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1969) : Dragonrider
Nebula Awards Best Novella winner (1969) : Dragonrider
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1970) : Dramatic Mission
Nebula Awards Best Novella 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
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Anne McCaffrey recommends
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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."
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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."
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Seventh Son (1987)
(Alvin Maker, book 1)
Orson Scott Card
"Card has exceeded his own high standards ... The man's versatility makes him unique."
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The Third Eagle (1989)
R A MacAvoy
"MacAvoy is undeniably a writer to watch for!"
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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."
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Silk Roads and Shadows (1990)
Susan Shwartz
"A totally pleasurable read... I'm delighted to recommend it without reservation!"
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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!"
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Stronghold (1990)
(Dragon Star, book 1)
Melanie Rawn
"Marvelous ... impressive .. fascinating ... Melanie Rawn is good!"
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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."
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The Adept (1991)
(Adept, book 1)
Deborah Turner Harris and Katherine Kurtz
"A late-night turn-the-pager!"
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Illusion (1991)
Paula Volsky
"I couldn't put it down ... engrossing!"
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The Master of White Storm (1992)
Janny Wurts
"Powerful...Epic grandeur...Magnificient!"
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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!"
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Mistwalker (1994)
Denise Lopes Heald
"Quite and adventure tale, a love story, and a damned good ecological drama!"
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Remnant Population (1995)
Elizabeth Moon
"Pure satisfaction from cover to cover!"
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Sing the Light (1995)
(Singers of Nevya, book 1)
Louise Marley
"Marley is a fine new writer with a promising career ahead of her."
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Archangel (1996)
(Samaria, book 1)
Sharon Shinn
"Provocative."
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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."
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Dragon and Phoenix (1999)
(Dragonlords, book 2)
Joanne Bertin
"Good descriptions, good characterisation, and really evil people for villains."
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Stardoc (2000)
(Stardoc, book 1)
S L Viehl
"Continuously surprising."
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Leopard in Exile (2001)
(Carolus Rex, book 2)
Rosemary Edghill and Andre Norton
"WOW! and WOW! again."
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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."
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Child of the Prophecy (2001)
(Sevenwaters, book 3)
Juliet Marillier
"A fine new fantasy writer."
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Channeling Cleopatra (2002)
(Cleopatra, book 1)
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
"Reading Scarborough is a joy."
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Diplomatic Immunity (2002)
(Vorkosigan, book 13)
Lois McMaster Bujold
"Boy, can she write!"
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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."
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Singer of Souls (2005)
Adam Stemple
"One of the best first novels I have ever read."
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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."
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Saltation (2010)
(Liaden Universe, book 12)
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."
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Wardance (2017)
(Chronicles of the Warlands, book 5)
Elizabeth Vaughan
"Possibly the best romantic fantasy I have ever read."

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