A long time ago I described this novel to my mother. Her response was: “If you don’t write it I will!”
She read it in manuscript before she died and told me, “I think you’ve got a blockbuster here!”
What’s it about?
Sometime in the near future, maybe just tomorrow, there may come a totally new form of life on this planet. An artificial intelligence, or AI. What will it want? How will it perceive us? One thing’s for sure – the world will never be the same again. This is the story of the City of Angels.
Published by WordFire Press 2016
This is a brilliant and brilliantly produced tribute to Mum. It includes color illustrations from Michael Whelan and an amazing host of contributors from the width and breadth of Mum’s life.
This is not a part of the Pern universe but rather a scrapbook about Anne McCaffrey (with pictures) available both as eBook.
The One Tree of Luna
From the publisher:
Seven fantastic tales of wild futures, strange visions, and unexpected comings-of-age, by the acclaimed coauthor of the bestselling Pern novels
New York Times–bestselling author Todd McCaffrey is proof positive that when it comes to vision, talent, and imagination without boundaries, the apple never falls far from the tree. The son of fantasy fiction legend Anne McCaffrey, as well as her frequent coauthor, he offers up seven captivating tales that run the gamut from science fiction to humor to horror, each one a treasure and a marvel.
With heart, wit, and astonishing invention, Todd McCaffrey carries us away to places we never before dreamed we could go—whether he is chronicling the trials of a young boy with a most unfortunate name or a notorious convict released on parole. He treats us to a wild night in Paris that ends with a bang and introduces us to a talking car that simply will not shut up. With the chilling tale of a famous astronaut’s orphaned daughter, whose search for an unknown parent leads her to dark places, the strange yarn of a moon child and her very special tree, and the heartfelt story of a child burdened with soul-crushing responsibilities and the remarkable answer to his prayers, Todd McCaffrey shows himself to be a peerless storyteller whose short works of fiction are as exhilarating and powerful as his novels.
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Dragon’s Kin with Anne McCaffrey, del Rey 2003
Dragonsblood, del Rey 2005
Dragon’s Fire with Anne McCaffrey, del Rey 2007
Dragon Harper with Anne McCaffrey, del Rey 2008
Dragonheart, del Rey 2009
Dragongirl, Del Rey, 2010
Dragon’s Time, with Anne McCaffrey, Del Rey, 2011
Sky Dragons, with Anne McCaffrey, Del Rey, 2012
(The sequel to Golden)
Edited by Ed Greenwood & Gabrielle Harbowy, Evil Girlfriend Media, 2016
Rhubarb and Beets and its sequel, Red Roses, One Horn to Rule them All: A Purple Unicorn Anthology ed. Lisa Magnum, Wordfire Press, 2014
Rhubarb and Beets, Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe, ed. Bill Fawcett and J.E. Mooney, Tor, 2013
To The Nearest Planet, The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, edited by Robert Garcia and Mike Resnick, Baen, 2013
Robin Redbreast, When the Villain Comes Homes, edited by Gabrielle Harbowy and Ed Greenwood, Dragon Moon Press, 2012
The Terrorist in my kitchen, Albedo One, 2012
Coward, When the Hero Comes Home, edited by Gabrielle Harbowy and Ed Greenwood, Dragon Moon Press, 2011
Dragon*con: Trials and Tribulations, Here Be Dragons: Tales of Dragoncon, edited by Bill Fawcett, Wildside Press, 2008
Tree, Writers For Relief: An Anthology to Benefit the Bay Area Food Bank, Dragon Moon Press, 2008
The Dragons of Prague, Dr. Who – Short Trips: Destination Prague, Big Finish, 2007
Tribute, Liftport – The Space Elevator, ed. Bill Fawcet et al., Meisha Merlin, 2006
Written as Todd Johnson
As Todd Johnson, I’ve had published many short stories, a novel-length “Choose Your Own Adventure” type book, an animated screenplay and have designed or consulted on the design of several board games.
Here is the list of my works published as Todd Johnson:
Short Stories – Novellas
Dasher, The War Years #3: The Jupiter War, ed. Bill Fawcett, Penguin / Roc, 1991
Threadfighting Tactics on Pern, The Dragonlover’s Guide to Pern, Jody Lynn Nye, Anne McCaffrey, illustrated by Todd C.Hamilton, Del Rey, 1992
Ploughshare, Bolos: Honor of the Regiment, ed. Bill Fawcett, Baen, 1993
Legacy, Bolos 2: The Unconquerable, ed. Bill Fawcett, Baen, 1994
Force of Nature, Bolos: Last Stand, ed. Bill Fawcett, Baen, 1997 (March)