Category: Letters

Confusion from Orliande

Confusion from Orliande

Hello

I’ve been reading your pern books and I’m a bit confused(really) as to where they fit into Pern. To me it seems like a alternate Pern(another dimension). I wld havr hoped you’d continue from the skies Pern so we get to see life after Thread.

Thank you for your time

Have a good day 🌞


Hello Orliande

Ah! I’m not quite sure how you got confused but our books start at the end of the Second Interval and continue through the Third Pass – nearly two thousand Turns before The Skies of Pern. So these stories took place much earlier than those of Lessa.

Pern has a lot of history, from Dragonsdawn through to The Skies of Pern and we wanted to write some of it, to look at a time when the people of Pern were just losing the last of their technology.

Also, in Dragonsblood I specifically answer the question that bugged me — why were their Ancient Rooms in Benden Weyr which was the second Weyr founded? Logically, those rooms should have been created in Fort Weyr.

I hope that helps clear up your confusion!

Cheers,

Todd

Hi Todd,

I love the Pern novels. I was wondering if Gigi or you are writing any Pern books in the near future. Thanks. The Pern books are a constant favorites for me.

Sincerely,

Heather


Hi Heather,

If you check out amazon.com, you might discover that a certain Dragon’s Code by a Gigi McCaffrey is available for pre-order!

Cheers,

Todd

Kind Words from Brooke

Kind Words from Brooke

I have read everything Anne (and most of Todd) McCaffrey except a few of the Acorna novels. I began in my teens (’70’s) and re-read at least a few every year. My favorites are not the usual: I love the freedom’s books and the crystal singer books the most I think. I like the whole “create a culture from scratch” idea of the freedom books. I am a musician, which explains the singer books, lol. My husband and I are missionary/relief? Workers in Papua New Guinea. We even spent a week in a hut on Kiriwina island living in essentially Stone Age conditions (what a rush!) as we brought the island their first ever college/life skills training center- some tables set up under a thatched roof, and a printable flash drive with downloadable courses, lol. I love watching people make the most of what they have, which is a theme throughout the McCaffrey stories. Anyway, I never got a chance to thank your mom, so I’m taking the time to thank you from the bottom of my heart… you rock! I, of course, have dreams of writing a novel some day- I even have an interesting plot line and ALWAYS got full marks and kudos on all my college papers, but am so perfectionist I may never do it – not if they don’t measure up to Anne, lol. Anyway, just wanted to (finally) send a fan letter. You both have given me multitudes of hours of delight/inspiration/spine-tingling suspense throughout my life, and I am forever grateful.

Much love,

Brooke


Dear Brooke,

Wow! You have travelled to many far off places!

I’m glad to hear that, even with such sights surrounding you, you found Pern a great place to visit!

Cheers,

Todd

Question from Joy

Question from Joy

I am reading the series and have just finished Dragon’s Time. The next book listed is “Dragonrider” tentative title. I can’t find this book on Amazon. Is this one available or maybe under another name? I am reading these on my Kindle.

Thanks for your help.


Joy,

The title was changed to The Sky Dragons.

Cheers,

Todd