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Encyclopedia > Anne McCaffrey
Anne Inez McCaffrey

Pseudonym: Anne McCaffrey
Born: April 1, 1926 (1926-04-01) (age 81)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation: novelist
Nationality: American
Writing period: 1968 to the present
Genres: fiction
Subjects: science fiction
Website: Anne McCaffrey's official site

Anne Inez McCaffrey (born April 1, 1926) is an American science fiction author best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 458 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (602 × 788 pixel, file size: 264 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... A pseudonym (Greek: , pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons legal name. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - City  7. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A literary genre is one of the divisions of literature into genres according to particular criteria such as literary technique, tone, or content. ... For other uses, see Fiction (disambiguation). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Authorship redirects here. ... The Dragonriders of Pern is an extensive fantasy/science fiction series of novels and short stories primarily written by Anne McCaffrey. ...

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Life and work

Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to George Herbert McCaffrey and Anne Dorothy McElroy. She had two brothers: Hugh McCaffrey (deceased 1988), a Major in the US Army, and Kevin Richard McCaffrey, still living. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - City  7. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...


Anne was educated at Stuart Hall, an all-girl boarding school in Staunton, Virginia, Montclair High School, Montclair, New Jersey, and graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literature in 1947. She married in 1950 and has three children: Alec Anthony, born in 1952, Todd, born in 1956, and Georgeanne, born in 1959. She was divorced in 1970, after which she emigrated to Ireland. Stuart Hall School was originally named Virginia Female Institute. ... A boarding school is a usually fee-paying school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. ... West Beverley Street in downtown Staunton Staunton (IPA: or STAN-tehn or STANT-en) is an independent city within the confines of Augusta County in the commonwealth of Virginia. ... The front of the main building of Montclair High School. ... Map of Montclair Township in Essex County Montclair is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... Radcliffe College was a liberal arts womens college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, closely associated with Harvard University. ... The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages) comprise the languages of the Slavic peoples. ... Todd McCaffrey is the youngest son of best selling author Anne McCaffrey. ...


In 1968 McCaffrey's short story "Weyr Search", the initial story in the Dragonriders of Pern series, won a Hugo Award for Best Novella. McCaffrey thus became the first woman to win a Hugo for fiction. The Dragonriders of Pern is an extensive fantasy/science fiction series of novels and short stories primarily written by Anne McCaffrey. ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ... A novella is a narrative work of prose fiction somewhat longer than a short story but shorter than a novel. ...


At the 2005 Nebula Award ceremonies, McCaffrey was named the 22nd Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America organization. In 2006 she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years (see rolling eligibility below). ... The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award is an award given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. ... Science Fiction Writers of America, or SFWA, (SFWA is pronounced seff-wah) was founded in 1965 by Damon Knight and James Blish. ...


She currently lives in a house of her own design in County Wicklow, Ireland, and calls her home Dragonhold-Underhill. Wicklow (Cill Mhantáin in Irish) is a county on the east coast of Ireland, immediately south of Dublin. ...


Books

Federated Sentient Planets universe

While many of McCaffrey's most famous works are set in a universe which is governed by The Federated Sentient Planets or "FSP", these are not set in the same universe. The FSP is a story telling background that the author has found to be a useful tool.


Dragonriders of Pern series

  • Dragonflight (1968) (the first section is derived from Weyr Search) ISBN 0-345-45633-5, ISBN 0-552-08453-0
  • Dragonquest (1970) ISBN 0-345-33508-2
  • A Time When (1975) (NESFA Press) ISBN 0-915368-07-2
(became the first part The White Dragon)
  • Dragonsong (1976) ISBN 0-689-86008-0
  • Dragonsinger (1977) ISBN 0-689-86007-2
  • The White Dragon (1978) ISBN 0-345-34167-8
  • Dragondrums (1979) ISBN 0-689-86006-4
  • Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (1983) ISBN 0-345-29873-X
  • Nerilka's Story (1986) ISBN 0-345-33949-5
  • Dragonsdawn (1988) ISBN 0-345-36286-1
  • The Renegades of Pern (1989) ISBN 0-345-36933-5
  • All the Weyrs of Pern (1991) ISBN 0-345-36893-2
  • The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall (1993) ISBN 0-345-36899-1
    This is a collection of short stories:
    • "The Survey: P.E.R.N."
    • "The Dolphins' Bell"
    • "The Ford of Red Hanrahan"
    • "The Second Weyr"
    • "Rescue Run" (originally appeared in Analog)
  • The Dolphins of Pern (1994) ISBN 0-345-36895-9
  • The Girl Who Heard Dragons (1994) ISBN 0-8125-1099-2
  • Red Star Rising (Hardback) and Red Star Rising: Second Chronicles of Pern (Paperback) (1996) ISBN 0-552-14272-7
(called Dragon's Eye for U.S. release, ISBN 0-345-41879-4)
  • The Masterharper of Pern (1998) ISBN 0-345-42460-3
  • The Runner of Pern (1998) (a short story; included in the Legends anthology edited by Robert Silverberg ISBN 0-312-86787-5.)
  • The Skies of Pern (2001) ISBN 0-345-43469-2
  • A Gift of Dragons (2002) ISBN 0-345-45635-1
    This is a collection of four short stories:
    • "The Smallest Dragonboy" (1973)
    • "The Girl Who Heard Dragons" (1994)
    • "The Runner of Pern" (1998)
    • "Ever the Twain" (2002)
  • Dragon's Kin (2003) (with her son Todd McCaffrey) ISBN 0-345-46200-9
  • Beyond Between (2004) (a short story; included in the Legends II anthology edited by Robert Silverberg ISBN 0-345-45644-0.)
  • Dragonsblood (2005) (Written by Todd McCaffrey) ISBN 0-345-44124-9
  • Dragon's Fire (July 2006) (with her son Todd McCaffrey) ISBN 0-345-48028-7
  • After the Fall (forthcoming in 2008)

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The Ship series

The stories of this series deal with the various adventures of 'shellpersons' - people who as young children or infants have had to be hardwired into a life support system, with sensory input and motor nerves tied into a computer. They serve as starship pilots, colony administrators while paying off their debt for education and hardware - and then in whatever capacity they choose, as free agents.


It should be noted that the Ship books are set in the same universe as the Crystal Singer books.

  • This series also includes solo entries by Stirling and Nye:
  • Omnibus versions of the above novels:
    • Brain Ships (2003) (includes The Ship Who Searched and Partnership) ISBN 0-7434-7166-0
    • The Ship who Saved the Worlds (2003) (includes The Ship Who Won and The Ship Errant) ISBN 0-7434-7171-7
    • The City and the Ship (2004) (includes The City Who Fought and The Ship Avenged) ISBN 0-7434-7189-X

The Ship Who Sang (1969) is a short story cycle by science fiction author Anne McCaffrey. ... Margaret Ball is a science fiction author. ... The Ship Who Searched is the second book in the Brainship Series written by Anne McCaffrey with Mercedes Lackey. ... Mercedes Lackey (born June 24, 1950) (also known as Misty Lackey) is a prolific American author of fantasy novels. ... Stephen Michael Stirling is a Canadian-American science fiction and fantasy author. ... Jody Lynne Nye at work. ... Jody Lynne Nye at work. ... Stephen Michael Stirling is a Canadian-American science fiction and fantasy author. ...

The Crystal Singer series

The Crystal Singer series revolves around the planet Ballybran. Under a permanent biohazard travel restriction, Ballybran is home to one of the FSP's wealthiest, yet most reclusive organizations—the Heptite Guild. Source of invaluable crystals vital to various industries, the Heptite Guild is known to require absolute, perfect pitch in hearing and voice for all applicants, especially those seeking to mine crystal by song...

  • Crystal Singer (1982) ISBN 0-345-32786-1 (first published in four parts in Continuum 1, 2, 3, & 4, edited by Roger Elwood)
  • Killashandra (1986) ISBN 0-345-31600-2
  • Crystal Line (1992) ISBN 0-345-38491-1 (includes a Brainship from the Ship series above, although not a main character in any novel)

Crystal Singer (1982) is the first book in the Crystal Singer series by Anne McCaffrey. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...

The Dinosaur Planet series

When the Exploration and Evaluation Corps team reached the planet Ireta, dinosaurs were not what they expected to find.

  • Dinosaur Planet (1978) ISBN 0-345-31995-8
  • Dinosaur Planet Survivors (1984) ISBN 0-345-27246-3
Mystery of Ireta (2003) — omnibus edition of Dinosaur Planet and Dinosaur Planet Survivors, ISBN 0-345-46721-3

Dinosaur Planet is a novel by author Anne McCaffrey. ...

The Planet Pirates trilogy

All is not well in the FSP: pirates attack the spacelanes. In this series, survivors on Ireta and survivors of space pirate attacks join forces. Image:Sassinak. ...

The Planet Pirates (1993-10-01) — omnibus trade paperback collection of the above trilogy, ISBN 0-671-72187-9
Note: The Planet Pirates and Dinosaur Planet books share the same universe and certain characters. The events of Dinosaur Planet overlap with the final chapters of The Death of Sleep, as does Dinosaur Planet Survivors with Sassinak; Generation Warriors continues and concludes the storylines of both series.

Sassinak is the first volume of the Planet Pirates series by Anne McCaffrey and its co-author Elizabeth Moon. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Elizabeth Moon, born 1945 March 7, is an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... The Death of Sleep (1990, Baen Books, ISBN 0-671-69884-2) is the second volume of the Planet Pirates series by Anne McCaffrey and co-author Jody Lynn Nye. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jody Lynne Nye at work. ... Generation Warriors is a 1991 science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Elizabeth Moon, born 1945 March 7, is an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Standalone novels

  • Restoree (1967) ISBN 0-552-08344-5
  • The Coelura (1983) ISBN 0-312-93042-9
  • No One Noticed the Cat (1996)
  • A Diversity of Dragons (1997) with Richard Woods, illustrated by John Howe
  • Black Horses for the King (1998)
  • If Wishes Were Horses (1998)
  • Nimisha's Ship (1998) ISBN 0-345-43425-0

The Coelura is short novel in the same universe as Nimisha's Ship. Restoree (1967) is Anne McCaffreys first full-length novel. ...


The Coelura is usually printed together with Nerilka's Story.


The Talents universe

The Talents universe involves a society built around the Talents of telepathic, telekinetic individuals who become integral to the connectivity of interstellar society.


The Pegasus Series

To Ride Pegasus is a 1973 book by Anne McCaffrey, published by Del Rey. ... Pegasus in Flight is a 1990 novel by Anne McCaffrey. ... Pegasus in Space is a novel by Anne McCaffrey, and the sequel to Pegasus in Flight and To Ride Pegasus. ...

The Tower and Hive Series

The Rowan is the first book in the Rowan series by Anne McCaffrey. ... Damia is a novel by Anne McCaffrey; it is the sequel to The Rowan, and the second book of the Tower and Hive series. ... Damias Children is a 1994 science fiction novel by Anne McCaffrey, forming part of the Talent series. ... Lyons Pride is a 1994 novel by Anne McCaffrey, which continues the storyline begun in Damias Children. ... The Tower and the Hive is the conclusion to the series of novels by Anne McCaffrey which began with The Rowan. ...

The Doona series

Two civilizations in near-identical circumstances - an overlarge, lethargic population and a tragic history with sentient aliens - end up attempting to colonize the same planet by accident. What the humans don't know is that the people they've misidentified as nomadic natives are actually more technically advanced than themselves - and under no such illusions regarding 'them'.

  • Decision at Doona (1969) ISBN 0-345-35377-3
  • Crisis on Doona (1992) with Jody Lynn Nye, ISBN 0-441-23194-2
  • Treaty at Doona (1994) with Jody Lynn Nye, ISBN 0-441-00089-4
  • Doona (2004) an omnibus edition of the latter two books of the trilogy, ISBN 0-441-01131-4

Jody Lynne Nye at work. ... Jody Lynne Nye at work. ...

The Petaybee Series (Powers series)

The Petaybee Series is a trilogy of young-adult science fiction books by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. ... Elizabeth Ann Scarborough was born March 23, 1947, and lives in the Puget Sound area of Washington, in a log cabin filled with brilliant colors, beads and cats. ... Elizabeth Ann Scarborough was born March 23, 1947, and lives in the Puget Sound area of Washington, in a log cabin filled with brilliant colors, beads and cats. ... Elizabeth Ann Scarborough was born March 23, 1947, and lives in the Puget Sound area of Washington, in a log cabin filled with brilliant colors, beads and cats. ...

The Twins of Petaybee Series

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough was born March 23, 1947, and lives in the Puget Sound area of Washington, in a log cabin filled with brilliant colors, beads and cats. ... Elizabeth Ann Scarborough was born March 23, 1947, and lives in the Puget Sound area of Washington, in a log cabin filled with brilliant colors, beads and cats. ...

The Catteni Series (Freedom series)

  • Freedom's Landing (1995) (based on the 1970 short story "The Thorns of Barevi" which appears in the 1977 collection Get Off the Unicorn) ISBN 0-441-00338-9
  • Freedom's Choice (1996) ISBN 0-441-00531-4
  • Freedom's Challenge (1998) ISBN 0-441-00625-6
  • Freedom's Ransom (2002) ISBN 0-441-01020-2

The Catteni Series (also called the Freedom Series) is a tetralogy of science fiction novels by Anne McCaffrey. ...

The Acorna Series

Acorna the Unicorn Girl is the first in the series of novels Acorna, written by Anne McCaffrey. ... Margaret Ball is a science fiction author. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Margaret Ball is a science fiction author. ... Acornas People is a 1999 fantasy novel written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. ... Elizabeth Ann Scarborough was born March 23, 1947, and lives in the Puget Sound area of Washington, in a log cabin filled with brilliant colors, beads and cats. ... Acornas World is a 2000 novel written by fantasy author Anne McCaffrey. ...

Acorna's Children Series

First Warning (2005) is the first novel of the Acornas Children Series, a companion series to Acorna the Unicorn Girl. ... Elizabeth Ann Scarborough was born March 23, 1947, and lives in the Puget Sound area of Washington, in a log cabin filled with brilliant colors, beads and cats. ... Elizabeth Ann Scarborough was born March 23, 1947, and lives in the Puget Sound area of Washington, in a log cabin filled with brilliant colors, beads and cats. ... Elizabeth Ann Scarborough was born March 23, 1947, and lives in the Puget Sound area of Washington, in a log cabin filled with brilliant colors, beads and cats. ...

Romances

  • The Mark of Merlin (1971) ISBN 1-58715-493-5
  • Ring of Fear (1971) ISBN 1-58715-016-6
  • The Kilternan Legacy (1975) ISBN 1-58715-793-4
  • Stitch in Snow (1985) ISBN 0-8125-8562-3
  • The Year of the Lucy (1986) ISBN 0-8125-8565-8
  • The Lady (1987) ISBN 0-345-35674-8

Three Women contains the first three listed in an omnibus edition.


References

  • Brizzi, Mary (Mary A. Turzillo). Reader's Guide to Anne McCaffery, Starmont Press (Reader's Guide Series) 1986.
  • Lennard, John, 'Of Modern Dragons: Antiquity, Modernity, and the Descendants of Smaug', in Of Modern Dragons and other essays on Genre Fiction, Tirril: Humanities-Ebooks, 2007. ISBN 978-1-84760-038-7
  • McCaffrey, Anne, ‘Retrospection’, in Denise DuPont, ed., Women of Vision, New York: St Martin’s Press, 1988. ISBN 0-312-02321-9
  • McCaffrey, Todd, Dragonholder: The Life and Dreams (So Far) of Anne McCaffrey by her son New York: Ballantine, 1999. ISBN 0-345-42217-1
  • Roberts, Robin. Anne McCaffrey: A Critical Companion., Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996. ISBN 0-313-29450-X
  • Roberts, Robin. Anne McCaffrey: A Life with Dragons., Jackson, Miss.: University Press of Mississippi, 2007[1].

Mary A. Turzillo is a science fiction writer noted primarily for short stories. ...

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