Author: Todd

Question from Sandy

Question from Sandy

My sister was telling me about a Helva, The Ship Who Sang, short story I’ve never heard of. It is about her and the brawn from Honeymoon. He has died and she is carrying his body and wandering thru space. She thinks the story was in an anthology, but we can’t find it.

Can you help?
Thanks,
Sandy


Dear Sandy,

The story in question is “The Ship Who Returned” and it was in the Robert Silverberg Far Horizons anthology.

Cheers,

Todd

Question from Brian

Question from Brian

 I was wondering if there would be a book to continue the story line of P.E.R.N. after the removal of the red planet .Plus what are the Dragon riders to do now there is no longer thread to fight? Do they become some sort of police force or Arbiters of some sort? Or perhaps now that they have space suits do they fit the Dragons with breathing tanks and become travelers to other planets?
Brian.


Dear Brian,

I believe Mum covered some of this with The Skies of Pern.

Cheers,

Todd

Question from Lonnie

Question from Lonnie

 Mr. McCaffrey, I would just like to let you know I first read your dearly missed mother’s short story ‘The Smallest Dragonboy’ in my Tenth Grade English class and was IMMEDIATELY ENTHRALLED by Pern and its people, as well as so many of her other works that I have over forty of her books in my collection. (I SERIOUSLY need to take time to sort through my books and organize them by author for a more exact count). I was extremely lucky to acquire copies of Dragonsong and Dragondrums from the Harperhall series your mother had autographed at a convention for a co-owner of a sadly now closed local bookstore I’d frequented every payday for several years. I have always strongly recommended all the stories of Pern and its dragons as well as her other series to others at every opportunity and as long as any author’s work remains in publication I personally feel a portion of their spirit remains in this world, and I am certain such is the case for your mother.
Lonnie )


Dear Lonnie,

Thank you for your kind words!

Cheers,

Todd

P.S.: Just in case you didn’t know, my sister, Gigi, has her first book out in the Pern universe &mdash: Dragon’s Code.

P.P.S.: Lonnie, I usually try to keep privacy in mind and remove last names, emails and age. I do it not to make your post harder to find but because I wouldn’t like it if someone ued your post (or part of the information) to scam you.

Question from Diana

Question from Diana

 I am an avid reader, and a long-time fan of the Pern series. I was so glad to see you continuing that series. But now that I have taken the next modern step, and bought an ereader (love it! I can carry hundreds of books in one small tablet), I have been trying to recreate my paperback library on my ereader. Unfortunately, I cannot get certain books – such as the Harper Hall trilogy of Pern, and of the Pegasus series, “The Rowan” does not have a nook version. Are there any plans to make all of your mother’s books available electronically? I check Barnes & Noble quite frequently, and am always disappointed that I can’t find these 4 books in a Nook version.

Hope to hear a positive answer…
Respectfully
Dianna


Dear Diana,

The convserion of books to different formats is a question for the publisher who has the rights to the books.

I’m surprised that you can’t find a Nook version of “The Rowan.”

Cheers,

Todd

P.S.: It’s a question I’ve been asked a lot in the past 7-8 years.

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