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Anne McCaffrey


(Anne Inez McCaffrey)
USA flag (1926 - 2011)
Mother of Gigi McCaffrey and 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. 
 

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy
 
Series
Doona
   1. Decision at Doona (1967)
   2. Crisis on Doona (1992) (with Jody Lynn Nye)
   3. Treaty at Doona (1994) (with Jody Lynn Nye)
     aka Treaty Planet
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Dragonriders of Pern
   1. Dragonflight (1968)
   2. Dragonquest (1971)
   3. Dragonsong (1976)
   4. Dragonsinger (1977)
   5. The White Dragon (1979)
   6. Dragondrums (1979)
   7. Moreta (1983)
   8. Nerilka's Story (1986)
   9. Dragonsdawn (1988)
   The People of Pern (1988) (with Robin Wood)
   10. The Renegades of Pern (1989)
   11. All the Weyrs of Pern (1991)
   12. The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall (1993)
   The Dolphins' Bell (1993)
   13. The Dolphins of Pern (1994)
   14. DragonsEye (1996)
     aka Red Star Rising
   15. The Masterharper of Pern (1998)
   16. The Skies of Pern (2000)
continued in the series: Dragonriders of Pern
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Brainship
   1. The Ship Who Sang (1969)
   2. Partnership (1992) (with Margaret Ball)
   3. The Ship Who Searched (1992) (with Mercedes Lackey)
   4. The City Who Fought (1993) (with S M Stirling)
   5. The Ship Who Won (1994) (with Jody Lynn Nye)
   6. The Ship Errant (1996) (with Jody Lynn Nye)
   7. The Ship Avenged (1997) (with S M Stirling)
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Pegasus
   1. To Ride Pegasus (1973)
   2. Pegasus in Flight (1990)
   3. Pegasus in Space (2000)
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Tower and Hive
   1. The Rowan (1990)
   2. Damia (1992)
   3. Damia's Children (1993)
   4. Lyon's Pride (1994)
   5. The Tower and the Hive (1999)
   6. Get Off the Unicorn (1977)
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Crystal Singer
   1. Crystal Singer (1982)
   2. Killashandra (1985)
   3. Crystal Line (1992)
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Planet Pirates
   1. Sassinak (1990) (with Elizabeth Moon)
   2. The Death of Sleep (1990) (with Jody Lynn Nye)
   3. Generation Warriors (1991) (with Elizabeth Moon)
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Petaybee (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough)
   1. Powers That Be (1993)
   2. Power Lines (1994)
   3. Power Play (1992)
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Catteni
   1. Freedom's Landing (1995)
   2. Freedom's Choice (1997)
   3. Freedom's Challenge (1998)
   4. Freedom's Ransom (2002)
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Acorna
   1. Acorna (1997) (with Margaret Ball)
   2. Acorna's Quest (1998) (with Margaret Ball)
   3. Acorna's People (1999) (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough)
   4. Acorna's World (1999) (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough)
   5. Acorna's Search (2001) (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough)
   6. Acorna's Rebels (2003) (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough)
   7. Acorna's Triumph (2004) (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough)
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Acorna's Children (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough)
   1. First Warning (2005)
   2. Second Wave (2006)
   3. Third Watch (2007)
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Twins of Petaybee (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough)
   1. Changelings (2005)
   2. Maelstrom (2006)
   3. Deluge (2008)
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Barque Cats (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough)
   1. Catalyst (2009)
   2. Catacombs (2010)
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Novels
   Restoree (1967)
   Ring of Fear (1971)
   The Mark of Merlin (1971)
   The Kilternan Legacy (1975)
   The Coelura (1983)
   Stitch in Snow (1985)
   The Year of the Lucy (1986)
   The Lady (1987)
     aka Carradyne Touch
   An Exchange of Gifts (1995)
   Black Horses for the King (1996)
   No One Noticed the Cat (1996)
   If Wishes Were Horses (1998)
   Nimisha's Ship (1998)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   A Time When (1975)
   Duty Calls (1988)
   Rescue Run (1991)
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Anthologies edited
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Series contributed to
Dragonriders of Pern
   17. Dragon's Kin (2003) (with Todd McCaffrey)
   19. Dragon's Fire (2006) (with Todd McCaffrey)
   20. Dragon Harper (2007) (with Todd McCaffrey)
   23. Dragon's Time (2011) (with Todd McCaffrey)
   24. Sky Dragons (2012) (with Todd McCaffrey)
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Anne McCaffrey recommends
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Warsong (2018)
(Chronicles of the Warlands, book 6)
Elizabeth Vaughan
"Possibly the best romantic fantasy I have ever read."
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Ghost Ship (2011)
(Liaden Universe, book 14)
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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Wolf Tales 10 (2009)
(Wolf Tales, book 10)
Kate Douglas
"Definitely NOT for the timid reader. . .Oh, to be Chanku!"

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Anthologies containing stories by Anne McCaffrey
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The Last Dangerous Visions (2024)
(Dangerous Visions, book 3)
edited by
Harlan Ellison
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Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman
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Future Crimes (2021)
(British Library Science Fiction Classics)
edited by
Mike Ashley

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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


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