Anne McCaffrey Books

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Anne McCaffrey was a prominent Irish author best known for her any fantasy novels. These include many in the Dragonriders of Pern series. She was active in writing from 1967 up to her death in 2011.

Order of Dragonriders of Pern Series

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1Dragonflight 1968Description / Buy
2Dragonquest 1971Description / Buy
3Dragonsong 1976Description / Buy
4Dragonsinger 1977Description / Buy
5The White Dragon 1978Description / Buy
6Dragondrums 1979Description / Buy
7Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern 1983Description / Buy
8Nerilka's Story 1986Description / Buy
9Dragonsdawn 1988Description / Buy
10The Renegades of Pern 1989Description / Buy
11All the Weyrs of Pern 1991Description / Buy
12The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall 1993Description / Buy
13The Dolphins of Pern 1994Description / Buy
14Red Star Rising / Dragonseye 1996Description / Buy
15The Masterharper of Pern 1998Description / Buy
16The Skies of Pern 2001Description / Buy
17A Gift of Dragons 2002Description / Buy
18Dragon's Kin ( With: Todd J. McCaffrey) 2003Description / Buy
19Dragons Blood ( With: Todd J. McCaffrey) 2005Description / Buy
20Dragon's Fire ( With: Todd J. McCaffrey) 2006Description / Buy
21Dragon Harper ( With: Todd J. McCaffrey) 2007Description / Buy
22Dragonheart ( By: Todd J. McCaffrey) 2008Description / Buy
23Dragon Girl ( By: Todd J. McCaffrey) 2010Description / Buy
24Dragon's Time ( With: Todd J. McCaffrey) 2011Description / Buy
25Sky Dragons ( With: Todd J. McCaffrey) 2011Description / Buy
26Dragon's Code ( By: Gigi McCaffrey) 2018Description / Buy

Chronological Order of Dragonriders of Pern Series

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1Dragonsdawn1988Description / Buy
2The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall1993Description / Buy
3Dragons Blood ( With: Todd J. McCaffrey)2005Description / Buy
4Red Star Rising / Dragonseye1996Description / Buy
5Dragon's Kin ( With: Todd J. McCaffrey)2003Description / Buy
6Dragon's Fire ( With: Todd J. McCaffrey)2006Description / Buy
7Dragon Harper ( With: Todd J. McCaffrey)2007Description / Buy
8Dragonheart ( By: Todd J. McCaffrey)2008Description / Buy
9Dragon Girl ( By: Todd J. McCaffrey)2010Description / Buy
10Dragon's Time ( With: Todd J. McCaffrey)2011Description / Buy
11Sky Dragons ( With: Todd J. McCaffrey)2011Description / Buy
12Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern1983Description / Buy
13Nerilka's Story1986Description / Buy
14The Masterharper of Pern1998Description / Buy
15Dragonflight1968Description / Buy
16Dragonquest1971Description / Buy
17Dragonsong1976Description / Buy
18Dragonsinger1977Description / Buy
19Dragondrums1979Description / Buy
20Dragon's Code ( By: Gigi McCaffrey)2018Description / Buy
21The White Dragon1978Description / Buy
22A Gift of Dragons2002Description / Buy
23The Renegades of Pern1989Description / Buy
24All the Weyrs of Pern1991Description / Buy
25The Dolphins of Pern1994Description / Buy
26The Skies of Pern2001Description / Buy

Order of Acorna Series with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Margaret Ball

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1Acorna: The Unicorn Girl 1997Description / Buy
2Acorna's Quest 1998Description / Buy
3Acorna's People 1999Description / Buy
4Acorna's World 1999Description / Buy
5Acorna's Search 2001Description / Buy
6Acorna's Rebels 2003Description / Buy
7Acorna's Triumph 2004Description / Buy
8First Warning: Acorna's Children 2005Description / Buy
9Second Wave: Acorna's Children 2006Description / Buy
10Third Watch: Acorna's Children 2007Description / Buy

Order of Acorna's Children Series with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

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1First Warning: Acorna's Children 2005Description / Buy
2Second Wave: Acorna's Children 2006Description / Buy
3Third Watch: Acorna's Children 2007Description / Buy

Order of Brainship Series

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1The Ship Who Sang 1969Description / Buy
2The Ship Who Searched ( With: Mercedes Lackey) 1992Description / Buy
3PartnerShip 1992Description / Buy
4The City Who Fought ( By: S.M. Stirling) 1993Description / Buy
5The Ship Who Won ( With: Jody Lynn Nye) 1993Description / Buy
6The Ship Errant ( By: Jody Lynn Nye) 1996Description / Buy
7The Ship Avenged ( By: S.M. Stirling) 1997Description / Buy

Order of Crystal Universe Series

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1The Coelura 1983Description / Buy
2Nimisha's Ship 1998Description / Buy

Order of Crystal Singer Trilogy Series

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1Crystal Singer 1982Description / Buy
2Killashandra 1985Description / Buy
3Crystal Line 1992Description / Buy

Order of Dinosaur Planet Series

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1Dinosaur Planet 1978Description / Buy
2Dinosaur Planet Survivors 1984Description / Buy

Order of Doona Series

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1Decision at Doona 1969Description / Buy
2Crisis on Doona ( With: Jody Lynn Nye) 1992Description / Buy
3Treaty at Doona / Treaty Planet ( With: Jody Lynn Nye) 1994Description / Buy

Order of Freedom Series

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1Freedom's Landing 1995Description / Buy
2Freedom's Choice 1997Description / Buy
3Freedom's Challenge 1998Description / Buy
4Freedom's Ransom 2002Description / Buy

Order of Harper Hall of Pern Series

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1Dragonsong 1976Description / Buy
2Dragonsinger 1977Description / Buy
3Dragondrums 1979Description / Buy

Order of New Adventures of Pern Series with Todd J. McCaffrey

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1Dragon's Kin 2003Description / Buy
2Dragon's Fire 2006Description / Buy
3Dragon Harper 2007Description / Buy
4Dragon's Time 2011Description / Buy
5Sky Dragons 2011Description / Buy

Order of Petaybee/Powers Trilogy Series with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

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1Powers That Be 1993Description / Buy
2Power Lines 1994Description / Buy
3Power Play 1995Description / Buy

Order of Planet Pirates Series

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1Sassinak ( With: Elizabeth Moon) 1990Description / Buy
2The Death of Sleep ( With: Jody Lynn Nye) 1990Description / Buy
3Generation Warriors ( With: Elizabeth Moon) 1991Description / Buy

Order of The Talent Series

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1To Ride Pegasus 1973Description / Buy
2Pegasus in Flight 1990Description / Buy
3Pegasus in Space 2000Description / Buy

Order of Tales of the Barque Cats Series with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

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1Catalyst 2009Description / Buy
2Catacombs 2010Description / Buy

Order of The Tower and Hive Series

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1The Rowan 1990Description / Buy
2Damia 1991Description / Buy
3Damia's Children 1993Description / Buy
4Lyon's Pride 1994Description / Buy
5The Tower and the Hive 1999Description / Buy

Order of Twins of Petaybee Series with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

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1Changelings 2005Description / Buy
2Maelstrom 2006Description / Buy
3Deluge 2007Description / Buy

Order of Three Women Series

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1Ring of Fear 1971Description / Buy
2The Kilternan Legacy 1975Description / Buy
3Three Women 1990Description / Buy

Order of Anne McCaffrey Standalone Novels

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1Restoree 1967Description / Buy
2The Mark of Merlin 1971Description / Buy
3Stitch in Snow 1984Description / Buy
4The Year of the Lucy 1986Description / Buy
5The Lady 1987Description / Buy
6An Exchange Of Gifts 1995Description / Buy
7No One Noticed the Cat 1996Description / Buy
8If Wishes Were Horses (Short Story) 1998Description / Buy
9Black Horses for the King 1998Description / Buy

Order of Anne McCaffrey Short Stories/Novellas

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1A Time When 1975Description / Buy
2Duty Calls 1988Description / Buy
3Rescue Run 1991Description / Buy

Order of Anne McCaffrey Short Story Collections

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1Get Off the Unicorn 1977Description / Buy
2Future love 1977Description / Buy
3Habit is an old horse (Short Story) 1984Description / Buy
4The Girl Who Heard Dragons 1985Description / Buy
5A Gift of Dragons 2002Description / Buy

Order of Anne McCaffrey Non-Fiction

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1Cooking Out Of This World 1973Description / Buy
2The Atlas of Pern 1984Description / Buy
3A Diversity of Dragons 1995Description / Buy
4Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey 1996Description / Buy

Order of L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Series

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1L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. I ( By: , L. Ron Hubbard) 1985Description / Buy
2L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. II ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 1986Description / Buy
3L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. III ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 1987Description / Buy
4L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. IV ( By: , L. Ron Hubbard) 1988Description / Buy
5L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. V ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 1989Description / Buy
6L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. VI ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 1990Description / Buy
7L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. VII ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 1991Description / Buy
8L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. VIII ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 1992Description / Buy
9L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. IX ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 1993Description / Buy
10L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. X ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 1994Description / Buy
11L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XI ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 1995Description / Buy
12L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XII ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 1996Description / Buy
13L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XIII ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 1997Description / Buy
14L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XIV ( By: L. Ron Hubbard, Dave Wolverton) 1998Description / Buy
15L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XV ( By: , L. Ron Hubbard) 1999Description / Buy
16L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 2000Description / Buy
17L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XVI ( By: , L. Ron Hubbard) 2000Description / Buy
18L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XVII ( By: , L. Ron Hubbard) 2001Description / Buy
19L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XVIII ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 2002Description / Buy
20L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XIX ( By: , L. Ron Hubbard) 2002Description / Buy
21L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XX ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 2004Description / Buy
22L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXI ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 2005Description / Buy
23L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXII ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 2006Description / Buy
24L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXIII ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 2007Description / Buy
25L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXIV ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 2008Description / Buy
26L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXV ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 2009Description / Buy
27L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXVI ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 2010Description / Buy
28L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future: The First 25 Years ( By: Kevin J. Anderson, L. Ron Hubbard) 2010Description / Buy
29L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXVII ( By: L. Ron Hubbard) 2011Description / Buy
30L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXVIII ( By: David Farland, L. Ron Hubbard) 2012Description / Buy
31L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. XXIX ( By: David Farland, L. Ron Hubbard) 2013Description / Buy
32L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. 30 ( By: David Farland, L. Ron Hubbard) 2014Description / Buy
33L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. 31 ( By: David Farland, L. Ron Hubbard) 2015Description / Buy
34L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. 32 ( By: David Farland, L. Ron Hubbard) 2016Description / Buy
35L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. 33 2017Description / Buy
36L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. 34 ( By: David Farland, L. Ron Hubbard) 2018Description / Buy
37L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. 35 ( By: David Farland, L. Ron Hubbard) 2019Description / Buy
38L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36 ( By: David Farland, L. Ron Hubbard, Jody Lynn Nye, Katherine Kurtz, , Sean Williams, Nnedi Okorafor) 2020Description / Buy

Anne McCaffrey Anthologies

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1 Alchemy and Academe1970Description / Buy
2 Continuum 11974Description / Buy
3 Continuum 21974Description / Buy
4 Moonsinger's Friends: An Anthology in Honor of Andre Norton1985Description / Buy
5 Once Upon a Time1991Description / Buy
6 Cats in Space... and Other Places1992Description / Buy
7 The Ultimate Alien1995Description / Buy
8 Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear1996Description / Buy
9 Space Opera1996Description / Buy
10 Mothers and Daughters1998Description / Buy
11 On Dragonwings2003Description / Buy
12 Federations2009Description / Buy
13 Women of Futures Past2016Description / Buy
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Born in Massachusetts, McCaffrey was raised by parents of Irish and English descent. A graduate of Radcliffe College, she was particularly interested in classic works and histories. She started writing in the 1950s and had a few short stories published. She was interested in stories about fantasy and understanding the future. She particularly worked as a secretary and treasurer of the Science Fiction Writers of America in the late 1960s.

Over the years McCaffrey created a variety of book series including the Dragonriders of Pern series and the Talents and Acrona series. Many of her works were written alongside her son Todd McCaffrey and fellow writer Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. The Dragonriders of Pern series is particularly famous for highlighting a pre-industrial community that uses many fire-breathing dragons to defend its land.

McCaffrey died in 2011 after more than twenty books in the Dragonriders series were written. Todd McCaffrey continues to work on the series to this day. It continues to be a popular series and has especially taken on a new life as the Game of Thrones series and other fantasy novels have become rather popular in pop culture in recent time.

Anne McCaffrey Awards

Anne McCaffrey was the first woman to win a Hugo or Nebula Award. Dragonflight, the 1968 novel that started the Dragonriders of Pern series, won both of those awards in that year. Many other books in that series, particularly the White Dragon and All the Weyrs of Pern, were Hugo award finalists.

In 1999, McCaffrey received the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association. The award is a lifetime achievement honor given to those who write for young adults and teens. She is also enshrined in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Anne McCaffrey Books Into Movies

The Dragonriders of Pern series had been optioned into production for a film in the past but nothing has come out of it. The series was optioned for an animated television series in 1995 although that show was eventually redeveloped into the series Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders.

The Dragonriders series has been in development for a while although there are hopes to get a movie released in 2017 or 2018. Sarah Cornwell, an author best known for the book What I Had Before I Had You, has been signed to be the screenwriter for this film.

Best Anne McCaffrey Books

Many of the books that Anne McCaffrey has written are important to the evolution of science fiction and fantasy. Her works have especially been influential in encouraging women to check out the world of science fiction.

Dragonflight: The first book in the Dragonriders of Pern series, this 1968 novel takes place on a planet named Pern that lives on an agrarian platform. The people are forced to move after the Thread, a dangerous alien spore, rains down on their old home. This leads to the need for the people of Pern to raise dragons that can breathe fire and will protect the land. The book especially focuses on the strong links that people have to the various dragons that they have raised.

The Dolphins of Pern: The ninth book in the Dragonriders series was released in 1994. This book is about dolphins that are brought onto the planet through colonists. This brings about a need for the people of the land to work together with the dolphins in order to find a common thread between all people. This is to encourage the dolphins and others to work together to save the land.

Dinosaur Planet: This 1978 book is a story that takes place on a planet named Ireta, a planet referred to as the titular dinosaur planet. As a team from another planet visits this land, they look around to find all sorts of dinosaurs who are alive and living together. However, it is unclear as to what has caused many of these dinosaurs to thrive on this planet. To make things worse, a local tribe is out to attack the team as they have begun to explore a taste for blood and vengeance.

When Does The Next Anne McCaffrey book come out?

Anne McCaffrey doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Sky Dragons and was released on December, 1st 2011. It is the newest book in the New Adventures of Pern Series.

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