Anne McCaffrey is not only a great science fiction,
fantasy, and romance
author, but she is also a wonderfully prolific one, and has thus blessed the world with a
variety of novels, novellas, and short stories set into her imaginative and intriguing
worlds. This site is devoted to her many creations, providing basic
details of all her works, and will eventually include more in-depth
descriptions of worlds, species, and characters, along with details of
various book editions. This site should be a resource for new readers, longtime fans, and McCaffrey
book collectors. Please note that this site is currently a work in progress and will
likely take many years to develop fully. Because this site is new, I'd
love to hear feedback about what sections you like most and
what else you'd like to find here.
Newer readers may find
the collection of links to excerpts of Anne McCaffrey's work
of especial interest.
Currently there are over 40 excerpts to be read!
Fans who especially enjoy her most famous series, The
Dragonriders of Pern ®
should know that I already have a plethora of information about Pern that
I've relegated it to its own site known as Sariel's Guide to
To see the full wealth of information offered
on this site, you may find it useful to visit the
just finished reading
Anne McCaffrey: A Life With Dragons, which is the new
biography by Robin Roberts. It is an outstanding book:
well-written, interesting, and in depth. Unlike the
previous two biographies (by
Todd McCaffrey and by
Martha Trachtenberg, both out of print), this one is a
thorough examination of Anne's life, from childhood and
schooling, to marriage and divorce, to her move to Ireland
and struggles to make writing a successful career, to her
eventual bestseller status and enjoyment of being a "real"
fairy godmother to friends and family, and her continued
writing to this day. It gives a good portrait of
Anne's personality and what shaped it, how her life has
shaped her writing and conversely how her writing shaped her
life. It doesn't shy from covering her love affairs,
details which are not to be found in any previous biography
(which isn't surprising: the Trachtenberg bio was aimed at
pre-teen readers and her own son wrote the other biography).
Altogether it gives a detailed, intimate look at Anne
McCaffrey's life and the events that shaped her fiction.
Years of Pern: A liber fanorum for author Anne McCaffrey
is now available for order online.
With an introduction by Anne McCaffrey, this book of
collected essays celebrates the 40th anniversary of the
publication of the first Dragonriders of Pern story, "Weyr Search".
essays describe how fans came to first read Pern, and what
it has meant in their lives. Some tales are touching,
others are humorous, and almost all are accompanied by a
fans include some notable names: authors Margaret Ball,
Elizabeth Kerner, Naomi Novik, Jody Lynn Nye, Elizabeth Anne
Scarborough, and Richard Woods; artists Les Edwards and
Robin Wood; NASA Colonel Pamela Melroy; and musicians Mike
Freeman and Tania Opland (creators of the MasterHarper of
10 pages can be previewed online (this includes part of the
introduction by McCaffrey).
Quest 2007 is coming
in Oct/Nov! It's time to brush up on your Tower & Hive and
This annual challenging trivia contest for fans of Anne
is brought to you by
A Meeting of Minds