Anne McCaffrey

 

Pern is the child of Anne McCaffrey’s fertile imagination.

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  1. Vampiremage, You need to go look here for the complete listing of Pern books.

  2. First let me make my condalences to Mr.Todd McCaffrey and to all the other fans of Miss Mc cafrrey. Her books influenced me and touched my life deeper than other author (except Andre Norton and of course J.R.R. Tolkien). I miss her very much and Pern and Earth won’t be the same without her.

  3. The world is a poorer place without Ms. McCaffrey and her vivid imagination and her lyrical ability to share it with us. Pern was a magical place. “The Ships Who …” series engaged me very deeply; how I wish that such an option truly existed today — may it exist in the future. All of her books were beautiful and engaging. We who have read them are richer for her writings. My condolences to all who loved her.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such an incredible storyteller. She made me believe in dragons, and that Pern does exist out there somewhere. I just began rereading the stories although not in order…just jumping around, and am amazed all over again. Thanks to her, and to you, Todd for many hours of enjoyment.

  5. To Mr. Todd McCaffrey,
    I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s passing… I’m such an avid fan of her novels and had read most of her books that I could lay my hands on. I still remember when my high school classmate first lend me her Dragonsong book from the Dragonquest Trilogy books. That is when I first got hook in the fantasy of the dragons of Pern and their mini cousins. I have loved her books even before I started loving the late Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series as well.
    In college, I started collecting all the Dragonriders of Pern series I could lay my hands on. During that time, I also came across the Crystal Singer series which after I fell in love with, I started collecting as well. I wish to share these stories to our children and the younger generations of today and hope they would pass on the legacy and be enlightened the same way the books had touched my life.
    We are lucky all over again and even more thankful that even after a successful career, you decided to take the pen and follow in her footsteps… I think you are blessed to have the same vision as your mom, and hopefully you will go on continuing the series of the Dragonriders of Pern. Thank you so much.
    Your mother was a great woman who had written a lot of great novels. We are very lucky to have shared her wisdom and vision through her books. My condolences and prayers that she’d found peace and may perpetual light shine upon her soul. To Anne McCaffrey, wherever you may be, thank you very much for making our lives richer. God bless your soul.

  6. To Mr. Todd McCaffrey,
    I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s passing… I’m such an avid fan of her novels and had read most of her books that I could lay my hands on. I still remember when my high school classmate first lend me her Dragonsong book from the Dragonquest Trilogy books. That is when I first got hook in the fantasy of the dragons of Pern and their mini cousins. I have loved her books even before I started loving the late Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series as well.
    In college, I started collecting all the Dragonriders of Pern series I could lay my hands on. During that time, I also came across the Crystal Singer series which after I fell in love with, I started collecting as well. I wish to share these stories to our children and the younger generations of today and hope they would pass on the legacy and be enlightened the same way the books had touched my life.
    We are lucky all over again and even more thankful that even after a successful career, you decided to take the pen and follow in her footsteps… I think you are blessed to have the same vision as your mom, and hopefully you will go on continuing the legacy of the Dragonriders of Pern. I already have 4 of your books and looking for the newest 2 you’ve published lately. Thank you so much.
    Your mother was a great woman who had written a lot of great novels. We are very lucky to have shared her wisdom and vision through her books. My condolences and prayers that she’d found peace and may perpetual light shine upon her soul. To Anne McCaffrey, wherever you may be, thank you very much for making our lives richer. God bless her soul.

  7. Mr. McCaffrey, my deepest sympathy to you and yours on the passing of your mum. She was an amazing author with a vivid imagination and the ability to transport us to her worlds using only her gift of words. I have most every book your mum has written, including mainstream fiction, and I read them time and again. Some have had to be replaced due to wear and tear. I have been enjoying your contributions to the Pern Saga also and hope you plan to keep writing them. The world is definitely a sadder, less colorful place with the passing of the great Anne McCaffrey and for Pern fans everywhere I say” Fly well, dragon writer”

  8. My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your mother. I have enjoyed reading all the books of Pern since I discovered the series. I am looking forward to the newest book coming out in June and hope to see many more from you

  9. I am amongst the millions who will miss Anne McCaffrey’s work – I have the dekighted pleasure of owning signed copies of her earlier Pern stories – and I look forward to Todd’s continuing tales.
    I have only one concern that appears to have been obvious but missed – Kindan’s watch weyr was a green dragon in Dragon’s Kin but in Dragonheart it is now a gold.
    Am I missing something in the story that will cover this change?

  10. My sincere apologies. Some days it pays to just keep reading and keep opinions to oneself.

  11. Every now & again I come across a little blurb re: a book called “Dragon’s Night”. Did it ever get published?

  12. Mr. McCaffrey,

    I grieve for your/our loss. But she will live on, as long as I & others remember her.

    Every now & again I come across mention of the title “Dragon’s Night”. Was it ever published? Perhaps under a different title?

  13. To all of Ms. McCaffrey’s family members and friends, I wish to express my deepest condolences. In the Orthodox Church, we say, “May her memory be eternal.” This means that all who know her will remember her through eternity. Because God wishes our happiness in Heaven, if anyone whom we love is not there with us, our memory of that person will be obliterated. We cry, “May her memory be eternal!” May we remember her with all joy and happiness here and in Eternity!
    May God assuage your sorrow and bring you joy in the mornings!

  14. Teri,

    Dragon’s Night was a title bandied about for one book but not used. It might, one day, but as of 2012, there’s nothing by that title.

  15. It’s moments like this when I feel like I live under a rock… I can’t believe how long it has been, and I can’t believe that I never knew…

    A glorious afternoon reading was what I looked forward to when “Sky Dragons” came in the mail. But it all came crashing down when I read the acknowledgements. My sincerest condolences for the unfathomable loss you and your family have suffered. My heart is broken for you, in the knowledge that your mother has passed. It was her incredible work that made me LOVE READING, when previously I despised it.

    I reluctantly picked up “Dragonquest” at my High School library in the 10th Grade because my English teacher required that we read and journal. A book that I started to read simply because I had to read SOMETHING, completely ensnared me, and that school year alone I read seventeen of the books about the Dragonriders and their world, and became a regular at the city library that I had never set foot in before. And the love that I developed for reading those books guided me into expanding my horizons and gave me desire to seek out more. I am an avid reader to this day, over ten years later, and I owe that completely to Anne McCaffrey. She made me love reading. And in a time when television and video games rule the entertainment world, that is a true gift. And it means the world to me. In her memory, thank you. From the bottom of my heart.

    My highest regards and gratitude,
    Lindsay

  16. Teri,

    Dragon’s Night was a title we’d bandied about but never used (yet).

    — Todd

  17. Todd: I have been reading your mothers work since 1965. Long time! My entire family are fans of her and of you. Many years ago I was reading Riding Pegasus and the short story that introduced Damia. She reminded me so much of my 12 year old daughter, Carrie, at the time (impulsive, did things without thinking them through, open and loving to a Fault). When she was 16 I got her started on the Dragon rider books, and had her read the Damia story, telling her how much she and the character reminded me of her. In 1996 my granddaughter was born and Carrie said that she wanted to name the baby after me, but really didn’t like Mary Lou so she named her Damia because that was something we had shared. Damia is now 16, has read all the Dragonrider books, is dual enrolled in high School and in College and a joy to her grandmother. I considered your mother a member off my family and miss her very much. I read somewhere that she was working on the last book of the Lessa & Flar series (?After the Fall?). Can we expect that book to be published? I hope you continue to write in the Pern world. I have enjoyed your books so much and the added pleasure of continuing a story line has me looking forward to MORE, PLEASE!!

  18. Todd,

    I think an interesting book in the Pern series would be a story relating to how the colony, after evolving for centuries managed or did not manage to maintain the pastoral design of the founders. Did they avoid turning into a technology based society and how?

    Cheers

  19. Sir I was just wondering with your mother’s unfortunate passing which grieved me badly when I read about it. Do you have any plans to write the sequel to the skies of pern? I know it was something your mother said she had planned and I just hate to see her work go unfinished.

  20. Mi dispiace molto per la morte di tua madre,era una donna speciale, con i suoi libri ha fatto sognare molte persone, purtroppo io che sono italiana non ho potuto leggere tutti i suoi libri perché non tradotti e purtroppo il mio inglese non è molto buono, spero comunque che in un futuro vicino i nostri editori si sveglino!!!! Ciao marina

  21. Bo, my sister, Georgeanne Kennedy, and I have been talking about that. Everything is still being sorted out with the Estate but we haven’t forgotten!

  22. Translation:
    I am very sorry for the death of your mother, she was a special woman, with her books caught the imagination of many people, unfortunately I’m Italian that I could not read all of his books translated and unfortunately because my English is not very good i hope, however, that in the near future our editors wake up!! Hello marine

    Hello Marina,

    I do hope that we can get more of her books in Italian. Translation is still difficult but one of the advantages of the eBook era is that books will stay in print (and get translated) more often.

    As Mum would say, “Ciao!”

    Translation:

    Ciao Marina,

    Mi auguro che si possa ottenere di più dei suoi libri in italiano. La traduzione è ancora difficile, ma uno dei vantaggi dell’era eBook è che i libri rimarrà in stampa (e vengono tradotti) più spesso.

    Come la mamma diceva: “Ciao!”

  23. It was such a sad passing of a great author. I read every book she put out. I loved the Pern series and now my 10 1/2 yr old granddaughter has discovered this wonderful fiction. As she gets older I hope to introduce her to the Rowan and Damia.

  24. It was such a sadness to hear that Anne’s time here had come to a end. The joy that she created for those of us, her fans, will continue as long as there is the written word to be devoured. Just a few months ago I introduced my niece to Pern and she is reading the books as fast as she can without letting school grades suffer for the time spent in that wonderful land. There is also joy in knowing that Anne has talented and loving offspring to keep us all riding dragons. I know of no other author who has left such a legacy!! I am sure that it was not always easy to share your mother with the world, but we that often escape into the world she created for us thank you!

    Roxanne

  25. Mike,

    Thanks for the question! A book, though, is more about a problem and the people who deal (or don’t deal) with it.

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