I enjoy reading the works of Anne McCaffrey. Allthough she is a very productive writer, most of her books are above average. Some of them are a tad naive, but then again - who cares ? - they are quite enjoyable none the less. I have so far only read one of her dragon stories, but have read the majority of her other works.
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The Ship Who Sang Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1993
The Ship Who Sang, Sundance (Science Fiction, Vol 7) Robert Silverberg, Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1996
Partnership Anne McCaffrey, Margaret Ball / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1997
A new member of the Courier Service of the Central Worlds, Nancia's innocent vision of human nature is shattered on her first voyage.
The Ship Who Searched Anne McCaffrey, Mercedes Lackey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1995
Anne McCaffrey and Mercedes Lackey collaborate on this tale of a little girl's search for a long-dead race of starfarers--set in the same universe as McCaffrey's bestsellers The Ship Who Sang and PartnerShip. When seven-year-old Tia falls mysteriously ill while on an archaeological dig with her parents, she attributes it to the EsKays, a race whose artifacts are scattered throughout the galaxy, but whose fate remains an enigma.
The Ship Who Searched (Thorndike Large Print General Series) Anne McCaffrey, Mercedes Lackey / Paperback / Published 1996
The City Who Fought Anne McCaffrey, S.M. Stirling / Paperback / Published 1995
The City Who Fought Anne McCaffrey, S. M. Stirling / Hardcover / Published 1993
Simeon was the "brain" running a peaceful space station--but when the invaders arrive at the peaceful space station, Simeon's only hope of protecting his crew of 20,000 is to become The City Who Fought.
The interplay between authors in the shell person series is fascinating. S. M. Stirling's influence is shown with more graphic violence and character shades. The meld of the two styles may be surprisingly entertaining for die hard McCaffrey fans. It is not the kinder, gentler action you are accustom to but a much grittier and sadly somewhat more believable sadistic bad guys.The Ship Who Won Anne McCaffrey, Jody Lynn Nye / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1997
The brainship Carialle and her brawn, Keff, hope to achieve alien contact. Unfortunately, they also need to make discoveries that generate money and kudos: Cencom might not renew their contract, since a prior unpleasant experience has left Carialle psychologically vulnerable to bureaucratic shutdown. On the chilly planet Ozran they discover a population of furry humanoids ruled by irascible and arrogant "wizards" wielding what apparently are magic powers. The wizards take Keff captive but do not immediately learn of Carialle's existence. Keff is aided by Plennafrey, a young, beautiful, and rebellious wizard, and the more powerful Chaumel, who is at least willing to listen. Carialle, you see, has discovered that the source of the wizards' power is a projector called the core of Ozran, set up ages ago by one of two long- vanished, advanced alien races. The Core was designed to function as a weather control device, and in using it to power their magic, the wizards have doomed the planet to a slow, cold extinction. Only after Carialle reveals that the ubiquitous globe-frogs are actually the previous masters of Ozran, and that they are willing to help once the wizards cease their bickering, are the wizards persuaded to mend their ways.The Ship Who Won Anne McCaffrey, Jody Lynn Nye / Hardcover / Published 1994
The Ship Who Won Anne McCaffrey, et al / Audio Cassette / Published 1994
The Ship Who Won (Thorndike Large Print General Series) Anne McCaffrey, Jody Lynn Nye / Paperback / Published 1997
The Ship Avenged S. M. Stirling, Anne the City Who Fought McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1998
A direct sequel to the paperback The City Who Fought. It's 10 years later, and Joat, the 11-year-old technodemon from "The Ship Avenged", is an adult herself, and by hook, crook, and blackmail, she's become one of the youngest commercial ship owners in human space. Now, Central World Security has recruited Joat and the WYAL to determine the present whereabouts of the Kolnari space raiders, with whom Joat has an old score to settle. Meanwhile, planet Bethel bigwig Amos ben Sierra Nueva and his daughter Soamosa are kidnapped by the evil mutant, Belazair of Kolnar, in revenge for a previous defeat; Belazair plans to infect Amos with a contagious brain-destroying virus and then send him back to Bethel. So, after some arm-twisting by secret agent Bros Sperin, spaceship Wyal (brain: Rand; brawn: Joat Simeon-Hap) speeds to the rescue, though Joat and Rand don't yet know about the virus. But then Belazair's kindly son, Karak, refuses to torture Soamosa; instead he falls in love and escapes with her. Joat, meanwhile, discovers that one of Belazair's key associates is the drug-ruined uncle who, when she was a small girl, sold her into slavery in settlement of a gambling debt.The Ship Avenged S. M. Stirling, Anne the City Who Fought McCaffrey / Hardcover / Published 1997
Partnership/the Ship Who Searched/the City Who Fought Anne McCaffrey, et al / Audio Cassette / Published 1994
On Vega III, where the jaded inhabitants pursue lives of malicious intrigue and decadent pleasure, Lady Nimisha Boynton-Rondymense has always been an anomaly. Disdainful of the frivolity of her fellows, she prefers the exciting and challenging world of her father, Lord Tionel, owner and principal starship designer of the famous Rondymense shipyards. Precociously gifted, Nimisha becomes Lord Tionel's secret assistant--and, in the aftermath of a shocking tragedy, his chosen successor at the helm of the shipyards. But supplanting her father's designated body-heir, the callow Lord Vestrin, is a slight that Vestrin and his mother, Lady Vescuya, will not easily forget. Or forgive.
Preoccupied with carrying on her father's ambitious plans for the Mark 5, an experimental long-distance cruiser, Nimisha dangerously disregards Vestrin's animosity--until a solo test flight of the Mark 5 goes horribly awry, marooning Nimisha light-years from home on a planet as deadly as it is beautiful.
Now, Vestrin and Vescuya are given the chance they've been waiting for: to reclaim the shipyards...by any means necessary. Only Nimisha's child, Cuiva--a girl every bit as ingenious as her mother--stands in their way. But for how long? For just when her daughter needs her most, Nimisha is unable to help--and in a precarious situation herself. But Nimisha has never given up in her life--and she's not about to start now...
An uninhabited world is colonized from earth - only it isn't quite uninhabited. This is a really great premise of two extremely different clutures which are remarkably alike. From the common people to the way their worlds are run...and how they can work together when they work at it. This is an excellent first-contact story...it shows the paronoia and xenophobia on both sides with good characterization. On the whole, a great tale of trust, friendship, and the ability to rise above deeply ingrained fears and past failures.
For 25 years, humans and the cat-like alien Hrrubans have lived together on the unspoiled planet of Doona. But when their treaty comes up for renewal, someone tries to sabotage all that the two races have worked for by framing Doona's most worthy citizens for terrible crimes.
The peace between humans and cat-like aliens on the unspoiled planet Doona has been hard won. Now a new race of aliens arrives, bringing with them promises of new technology and trade. But the devastating accusation that these newcomers once destroyed life on another planet puts the residents of Doona in peril.
They were an extraordinary people who read minds, healed bodies, diverted disasters, foretold the future--and became pariahs in their own land. They were the Talented--an elite cadre that had stepped out of the everyday human race--to enter their own.Pegasus in Flight Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1991
As director of a parapsychic center, telepath Rhyssa Owen coordinates job assignments for psychically gifted Talents. But with the appearance of an extraordinary man with no measurable Talent at all, and two Talented children with unusual--and unexpected--abilities, Rhyssa has to reassess the potential of all Talentkind. Sequel to McCaffrey's classic To Ride Pegasus.The Rowan Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1991
An orphaned girl called The Rowan is chosen to join the Nine Star League--individuals who transport ships, cargo, and people between planets with mental power alone. Rowan is one of the strongest Talents ever born, but she is also lonely and without family, friends --or love. Then a telepathic message comes from a distant world facing an alien threat, a message sent by an unknown Talent named Jeff Raven, and be it power, danger, or love--the Rowan is about to meet her match.Rowan Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1991
The Rowan Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1990
Damia Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1993
Unquestionably the most brilliant--and most impetuous--of the Rowan's children, Damia is determined to make her own way in the world. As she embarks on her quest, she's stung by a vision of an impending invasion--an invasion of such magnitude that even the Rowan cannot prevent it.Damia Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1992
Damia Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1992
Damia's Children Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1993
The children of the legendary Damia are coming of age and learning to master their own remarkable powers of telepathy. Each has a special Talent, and their combined abilities are even greater than those of their powerful mother. Now they must face the next generation of their enemy--an alien race more insect than human.Damia's Children Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1996
Damia's Children (Rowan Series) Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1993
Damias Children Anne McCaffrey / Hardcover / Published ???
Lyon's Pride Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1995
In this fourth book in the ongoing Talent saga that began with The Rowan (1990), McCaffrey continues to spin a good tale, taking up here where Damia's Children (1992) left off. The human-Mrdini Alliance is still pursuing Hive spheres, hoping to learn more about the combative creatures that, in a search for new planets to settle, destroy the indigenous life forms on any planet they select. McCaffrey is a master at creating aliens that are distinctive and believable and in faithfully maintaining their identities throughout; her human characters, particularly the Talents who are the focus, are equally well developed; and the alien-human interactions, both friendly and hostile, are convincing. The space battle scenes are vivid and exciting, and the various plot threads are interwoven successfully so that readers can follow the exploits of the various Talents on their various missions. The ethical concerns addressed in the earlier books are heightened here as the clash between those who would annihilate all Hivers and those who would try to find ways to study the Hivers in the hope of learning to communicate with them and, perhaps, work out ways of co-existing in peace intensify. All in all, a rich, compelling novel, which, happily, begs yet another sequel.Lyon's Pride Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1994
Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1994
The Tower and the Hive Anne McCaffrey / Hard cover / Published 1999
Anne McCaffrey ends her bestselling Rowan series with the fifth book, "The Tower and the Hive." Rowan's telepathically talented clan must survive in the face of political pressure, sabotage, and the malevolent Hivers to maintain Earth's peace and the tenuous alliance with the Mrdini.The Tower and the Hive Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette (Abridged) / Published 1999
The Tower and the Hive
Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette (Unabridged) / Published 1999
Major Yana Maddock of the ubiquitous "company" is medically discharged (poison gas has ruined her lungs) on the arctic planet Petaybee, where the company has noted some odd goings-on: unauthorized new life forms have mysteriously appeared; geological survey teams have inexplicably disappeared. Yana is assured of a full pension in return for spying on the Petaybeans, the latter a mixed Eskimo-Irish population well adapted to the frigid climate. Befriended by the local women, taught how to survive in the cold, given a medicine that heals her lungs, Yana soon comes to admire the Petaybeans, especially handsome genetics whiz Sean. And their secret? Well, the planet itself is sentient, and eager to communicate with those willing to listen. But soon the company grows impatient with Yana's honest explanations, sending in troops to grab what they want. The planet itself reacts to confound the invaders, forcing them to learn to communicate. And Sean turns out to be doubly adapted--he can transform his body into that of a seal. Agreeably colorful, well-realized adventure centered on an intriguing alternative lifestyle.Powers That Be Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1993
Power Lines Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1996
In this sequel to The Powers That Be , the sentient planet Petaybee becomes an active force in its inhabitants' battle to prevent the ruling Intergal Company's rape of the planet in search of minerals. When a Petaybean delegation tries to inform Intergal's board of directors of the planet's sentience, the group is accused of being under "some sort of massively induced hypnotic illusion," and an official inquiry is set in motion. One of the two investigators, an unsavory and manipulative board member, sets out at once to turn events to his advantage; the other gets to know and works with the people, eventually siding with them. Key players on the Petaybean side are intelligent, mind-speaking felines, who serve as the lines of communication between the isolated human settlements. The main thrust of the story involves the maneuverings of the opposing sides; however, there's a strong, lyrical thread, steeped in Inuit and Celtic lore, that fleshes out the characters, including Petaybee itself, and fills in details of how life has evolved since the planet was first terraformed and stocked with genetically engineered flora and fauna.Power Play Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1996
The third novel in McCaffrey and Scarborough's series about life on the sentient planet Petaybee follows The Powers That Be (1993) and Power Lines with what may be the riveting saga's most exciting episode yet. Petaybee plays an even bigger role in events this time, for it develops not only a direct means of communicating with humans, but also a sense of humor as it continues to mature (a planet awake barely 200 years is still a baby). This volume begins with the marriage of Yanaba Maddock and the selkie (man-seal) Sean Shongili and concludes with the births of their selkie twins, but the conflict between those who would protect the planet and those who would exploit it continues to be at the heart of the plot.The Petaybee Trilogy : Powers That Be, Power Lines and Power Play Anne McCaffrey, et al / Audio Cassette / Published 1997
With this book, McCaffrey opens an exciting and totally convincing new universe far removed from the worlds of the dragonriders, the Rowan, the crystal singer, and the ship-brawn partnerships with which her readers are happily familiar. The Catteni, an alien race of slavers, are settling a habitable but dangerous planet with recalcitrant slaves from a variety of races, including the human; all must learn to cooperate with one another to survive. Among the conscripted colonists is an exiled Catteni noble, Zainal, who is resented by some other colonists because he is a member of the overlord race, and Kristin Bjornsen, a spirited young human who finds herself not only working closely with Zainal but drawn to him romantically. What with the "mechos" that already farm the planet's land, the advanced society that must have created them, the Catteni themselves, and the formidable race that apparently controls the Catteni as just some of the challenges facing the colonists.Freedom's Landing Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1996
Freedoms Landing (Cassettes) Anne McCaffrey, Susie Breck (Narrator) / Audio Cassette / Published 1995
Freedom's Choice Anne McCaffrey / Hardcover / Published 1997
Sequel to Freedom's Landing, chunk two of McCaffrey's latest interstellar saga. Following the invasion of Earth by humanoid alien Catteni, a group of human survivors and rebels- -including Earth girl Kris Bjornsen and her aristocratic, renegade Catteni lover, Zainal--has been dumped on planet Botany, a farm world run by machines. The parasitic Eosi rule the Catteni as overlords by commandeering suitable Catteni bodies, though so far Zainal has avoided his own nemesis, the Ix Mentat. Kris, Zainal, and the colony's military bigwigs capture several Catteni spacecraft before Botany's absentee landlords, the Farmers, show up. Highly advanced, telepathic shapeshifters, the Farmers deplore interspecies conflict but decline to intervene; they do, however, screen Botany from Catteni spacecraft. Zainal leads a raid on planet Barevi to pick up goods looted from Earth, and learns that the Ix Mentat, infuriated by the Farmers' effortless superiority in denying the Catteni access to Botany, has used brain-burning mind probes on captured humans in the vain hope of discovering useful new technologies.Freedom's Choice Anne McCaffrey, et al / Audio Cassette / Published 1997
Freedom's Choice Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1998
Freedom's Choice Anne McCaffrey / Paperback / Published 1998
Freedom's Choice Anne McCaffrey, et al / Audio Cassette / Published 1997
Freedom's Choice (Nova Audio Books) Anne McCaffrey, et al / Audio Cassette / Published 1997
Freedom's Challenge Anne McCaffrey / Paperback / Published 1999
The final episode in McCaffrey's Catteni saga, begun in Freedom's Landing (1995) and continued in Freedom's Choice , about the colonists on the planet Botany. Botany is now under attack by the Eosi, who are unable to penetrate the planet-surrounding Bubble constructed by the advanced race that had given permission for the colony to remain on the planet. Kris Bjornson, who was with the first group dumped on the planet by the Eosi-dominated Cattani forces, is one of the settlement's leaders, as is her lover, the insurgent Cattani, Zainal. Having built a new home for themselves, the settlers decide it is time to contact dissidents on the various Eosi-controlled worlds and wage a war of liberation. Since the Botany settlers possess stolen technology, including Cattani warships, they are able to rescue other victims of the Eosi and bring them to Botany. Kris and Zainal lead a small band, all disguised as Cattani, to the Cattani home world on the first sortie to enlist Cattani rebels in the battle. The action is fast paced and riveting, and the characters, human and of other species, are well limned and exhibit great individuality.Freedom's Challenge Anne McCaffrey / Hardcover / Published 1998
Freedom's Challenge Anne McCaffrey, et al / Audio Cassette / Published 1998
Freedom's Challenge ('Freedom' Series , No 3) Anne McCaffrey, et al / Audio Cassette / Published 1998
Freedom's Challenge (Nova Audio Books)
Anne McCaffrry, Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1998
Sassinak was 12 when the raiders came. That made her just the right age: old enough to be used, young enough to be broken. Or so the slavers thought. But Sassy turned out to be a little different . . . and bided her time to become the fleet captain of a pirate-chasing ship of her own.The Death of Sleep Anne McCaffrey, Jody Lynn Nye / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1991
This is a heartbreaking story of a wonderfull women who is caught in a terrible situation, then thrust into serious danger. Through two heartbreaking, sudden seperations from loved ones, and an amourphous group of pirates chasing after her, Lunzie Mespil stays strong and strikes back at those who have caused some of her pain.The Generation Warriors Anne McCaffrey, et al / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1991
The Planet Pirates : Generation Warriors/Sassinak/the Death of Sleep Anne McCaffrey, et al / Audio Cassette / Published 1995
The Planet Pirates : The Death of Sleep/Sassinak/Generation Warriors/3 Book in 1
Anne McCaffrey, et al / Paperback / Published 1993
When Killashandra learns that a rasp in her voice will prevent her from becoming a star, she joins the mysterious Heptite Guild on the planet Ballybran to become a Crystal Singer.Killashandra Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1993
Crystal Singer Killashandra Ree journeys to distant Optheria on an assignment to repair the Optherian organ-and spy on the planet.
The Optherian Elders are panicked- it seems that a musician named Comgail has shattered the main manual for the grand Organ, which is vital to the annual Summer Festival (which naturally brings in large revenues from the tourism). Killashandra, as an experienced pianist and crystal singer, must not only repair the organ but spy in Optheria.
Curiously, Optheria is a perfect world. It is the picture of prim and proper, a planet of chastity. But no one ever leaves Optheria, even though there are hundreds of other planets to see.
As Killashandra explores, she discovers new love and a dark, startling secret. Optheria's Elders are using the organs to subliminate and brainwash the populace, making them docile and ruthlessly suppressing any opposition from the rebel islands.
When Killashandra Ree joined the mysterious Heptite Guild to become a crystal singer, she was well aware of the awesome responsibility . . . and the consequences: little by little, her memories would be destroyed forever. A new technique could restore her lost memories, but is she ready for the pain they'll bring?
Three crusty young space prospectors recover a small survival pod containing a toddler with strange hands and feet, silvery curls, and a tiny horn in the center of her forehead. They name her Acorna and learn she has some unusual powers, such as abilities to purify water and air, to make plants grow, and to heal injuries. When the three take her "planetside," Acorna is commandeered by scientists who want to study her as an anomaly. With some help from sympathizers, the prospectors manage, however, to whisk Acorna away to the planet Kezdet--"a known cover for all sorts of thieves, desperadoes, con men, and cheats"--where questions are not asked. But they soon discover Kezdet secretly deals in child slave labor, a practice Acorna determines to stop. Combining colorful characterizations, lots of fast-paced action, and a decided sense of menace, all leavened by a heavy dose of humor as the three "uncles" try to keep a rein on and protect their charge.Acorna : The Unicorn Girl Anne McCaffrey, Margaret Ball / Hardcover / Published 1997
Acorna's Quest (Acorna Series , Vol 1) Anne McCaffrey, Margaret Ball / Hardcover / Published 1998
Here it is, the second installment of the life and times of Acorna. A reccomendation is that you get and read the first story before reading this one. There are alot of characters and each has a wealth of background and personna to keep up with. For readers familliar with the first story the ending may not be what you want, but it is good none the less.Alchemy and Academe Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1990
This is an older collection, but the stories are fun and interesting. Great if you just don't have the time for a long read, but would like to relax a few minutes.
The resolution to the Pern adventures that began with The White Dragon. Generations of dragonriders have dedicated themselves to fighting Thread, the deadly spores that rain from the sky. And now aremarkable discovery is about to wipe out Thread forever.
All the Weyrs of Pern Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1992
Anne McCaffrey's the Unicorn Girl : An Illustrated Novel Mickey Zucker Reichert, et al / Hardcover / Published 1997
A stunning pictorial fiction that continues the fantastic adventures of Acorna, the Unicorn Girl. After rescuing hundreds of sick children from slave labor on the planet Kezdet, Acorna receives a message that some children have been left behind--and if she wants to save them, this time she must come in secret . . . and alone.The Black Dragon Chris Claremont, et al / Paperback / Published 1996
Actually Anne McCaffrey has only written the foreword for this book. The story is a fantasy adventure set in 1193 England. Branded a sorcerer, James Dunreith, exiled by his liege lord and king, Henry, is pressed into the service of his queen, Eleanor of Acquintaine, to seek out one who rebels against the crown.Black Horses for the King Anne McCaffrey / Paperback / Published 1997
McCaffrey offers a different take on Arthurian legendry, telling a story of how Lord Artos, later known as King Arthur, procured large Libyan horses for his Companions to ride into battle against the Saxons as well as how the practice of shoeing horses began. The tale is narrated by young Galwyn, who leaves his harsh seafaring uncle to swear fealty to Artos, who finds Galwyn's knowledge of horses and his affinity for languages invaluable. The story follows the adventures of Artos and his band as they make their way to the horse fairs to bargain for horses, with Galwyn acting as interpreter. The scenes of transporting the horses by ship to England and then overland to Artos' farm are exciting. The second half of the book is quieter but no less compelling as Galwyn, under the tutorship of master horse healer Canyd Brawn, not only learns how to heal horses but also becomes a skilled farrier, keeping the great black horses well shod for battle. The Arthurian flavor is well maintained throughout, and both characterizations and events are totally convincing.Black Horses for the King Anne McCaffrey / School " Library Binding / Published 1996
The Chronicles of Pern : 1st Fall (The Dragonriders of Pern) Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1994
A collection of short stories set on the world of the bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series.
Chronicles of Pern : First Fall Anne McCaffrey / Paperback / Published 1997
Coelura Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1989
Young Lady Caissa has been raised to show proper obedience and loyalty, even if it means marrying a man she despises. Despite that loyalty, Caissa flees before her marriage deep into the forbidden zone, where she encounters an injured man, who could determine the fate of her family and planet.Dinosaur Planet Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1990
Dinosaur Planet Survivors Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1990
A Diversity of Dragons Anne McCaffrey, et al / Hardcover / Published 1997
Wonderful pictures and great information on dragons. Although not as engrossing as her novels this book has a large amount of very interesting information on historical dragons encorporated into a fictional format. McCaffery always tells a fantastic tale and this one definitly keeps your attention throughout. The pictures are great and it is worth buying this book simply for its artistic aspects and to show to other dragon lovers.The Dolphins of Pern Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1995
As the inhabitants of Pern finally near their longtime goal of ridding their world of the hazard of Thread, they regain contact with the shipfish, the dolphins that accompanied the earliest human settlers on the planet. T'lion, a young dragonrider, and Readis, a boy from a fishing village, are instrumental in rebuilding the ancient partnership between humans and dolphins in preparation for the spread of humanity over the remaining wildernesses of Pern.Dolphins of Pern Anne McCaffrey / Paperback / Published 1997
Dragondrums Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1996
When his boy soprano voice begins to change, Piemur is drafted by Masterharper Robinton to help with political work and is sent on missions that lead him into unusual and sometimes dangerous adventures.Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1991
It has been 400 years since the last Threadfall, and some people have come to doubt that the menace will ever strike again. But F'lar has no such illusions. Rising from the lowest ranks of the weyr, Lessa attempted to reclaim her birthright, the now run down Ruatha Hold. F'lar prevents this by claiming the young girl for search, brinning her back to Benden Weyr to stand for impression. And not just for any egg, for the queen. She nervously stands and impresses the gold. Instead of claiming Ruatha Hold, Lessa of Ruatha is now Lessa, rider of gold Ramoth, Weyrwoman of Benden Weyr. McCaffrey's characters in Dragonflight each exemplify a quality that each of us desires in some way or another. Lessa personifies ambition and bravery. F'lar and the others force her into new situations and she succeeds at each one, better than anyone expects her to. She braved the first onslaught of thread in hundreds of years and fought traditions that had been upheld for years.Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey / Paperback / Published 1997
Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1993
Dragonflight, Book 3 Anne McCaffrey / Paperback / Published 1991
Dragonlover's Guide to Pern Jody Lynn Nye, et al / Paperback / Published 1997
Excellent companion to the "Dragonriders of Pern" novels and numerous short stories about Pern, this book includes a few recipes, information about knitting patterns, Craft and Hold badges, and more. As a reference, it is marred by the lack of cross-referencing within the book, although there is an index, and by the lack of scales with the drawings of various animals and places. It will be invaluable to readers who can't recall just where they read that name before, or what Weyr a rider is from, or where that small Hold is, and it provides a useful overview of the high points of Pernese history--though it's no substitute for the pleasure of reading the stories!Dragonquest Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1990
This second book in the Dragonriders of Pern trilogy, is a bridge between "Dragonflight" and "The White Dragon,", allthough it also stands on its own merit. Seven years have passed since Lessa saved the world, and this book portrays the conflicts that develop after the initial giddiness wears off. Better/wider character development than "Dragonflight."Dragonquest Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1993
Dragonquest Anne McCaffrey, Anne MacCaffrey / Paperback / Published 1997
Dragonriders of Pern Anne McCaffrey / Paperback / Published 1988
Dragonsdawn Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1989
Chronicling the first settlers of Pern, this is the story of the colonists' efforts to breed dragons to fight the deadly Thread before the lush planet is destroyed.Dragonsdawn Anne McCaffrey / Hardcover / Published 1988
Dragonsdawn Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1993
Dragonseye Anne McCaffrey, Dick Hill (Narrator) / Audio Cassette / Published 1997
When the volcanoes rumble and the powerful storms begin brewing on Pern, it means one thing: Thread. For 257 years Pern has been free of the life-destroying Thread, but now the Red Star has reappeared in the sky and soon the deadly Threadfall will follow. In the holds and weyrs across the land, the genetically-engineered dragons of Pern and their human riders begin feverishly training to combat the Thread, for only dragon fire can destroy the silvery invaders. But, incredibly, one Lord Holder refuses to believe the Thread will fall again, and he may endanger the entire planet.
Filling in the cracks of Pern's history, McCaffrey narrates the events before the second Threadfall. There is little suspense and no deep conflict; this is an anecdotally pleasant story, straightforwardly told, of likable characters responsibly doing their duties. It will please McCaffrey's many devotees, but others will stumble over the odd mixture of medieval "proper Bloodlines" and miraculous personal computers functioning for 200 years.Dragonseye Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1997
Dragonseye Anne McCaffrey, Dick Hill (Narrator) / Audio Cassette / Published 1998
Dragonseye Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1998
Dragonseye Anne McCaffrey, Dick Hill (Narrator) / Audio Cassette / Published 1997
Dragonseye (Dragonriders of Pern Series) Anne McCaffrey / Hardcover / Published 1997
Dragonsinger Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1989
Pursuing her dream to be a Harper of Pern, Menolly studies under the Masterharper learning that more is required than a facility with music and a clever way with words. Sequel to Dragonsong.Dragonsinger Anne McCaffrey / Hardcover / Published 1977
Dragonsong Anne McCaffrey / Paperback / Published 1977
Anne McCaffrey's best-selling Harper Hall Trilogy is a wonder-filled classic of the imagination. Dragonsong, the first volume in the series, is the enchanting tale about Menolly, who loved music and wanted to be a Harper, though her father would not allow it. It was a disgrace for a woman even to think of such a thing. Finally, he forbad Menolly to even sing for fear her ambition would become known. Menolly had no choice but to run away. On her journey she meets a group of fire lizards who bring new adventure, challenge and direction to her life.Dragonsong (G K Hall Large Print Science Fiction) Anne McCaffrey / Library Binding / Published 1998
An Exchange of Gifts Anne McCaffrey, Pat Morrissey (Illustrator) / Paperback / Published 1995
A sweet, romantic fantasy set in a realm where each person is born with a gift that determines their future. Meanne, who is not allowed to practice her gift of making plants grow and thrive--because it is so "unsuitable for a princess of the Blood Royal to insert her royal hands in common dirt" --runs away to a deserted, run-down forest hunting lodge. Unschooled in many of the practicalities of setting the hut to rights, she is delighted when a boy named Wisp shows up and joins forces with her. Readers may suspect it before Meanne does, but Wisp has a frightening gift that works a great change for Meanne yet bodes well for their future together. This is an enticing little book, made more so by Pat Morrissey's delicate line drawing that frames each two-page spread of text, and McCaffrey fans of all ages will adore it.The Fleet David Drake, et al / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1996
Mankind has taken one step too far in exploring the galaxy--and run smack up against the Khalia, vicious alien carnivores who take no prisoners. It is up to the brave men and women of the Fleet to keep the home planets safe.Get Off the Unicorn Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1984
The Girl Who Heard Dragons Anne McCaffrey, Constance Towers / Audio Cassette / Published 1994
Aramina is a teenage girl living in Pern who has the unusual ability to hear dragons.
The Girl Who Heard Dragons Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1995
The Lady Anne Mc Caffrey, Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1992
This is a foray into mainstream fiction - somewhat of a departure from McCaffrey's usual fantasy/science fiction worlds. The Lady is set in Ireland in the early 1970s and is the story of Michael Carradyne, owner of Cornanagh Stud trapped in a loveless marriage; his daughter Catriona, a girl on the edge of womanhood who must come to terms with her parents' conflicting plans for her future; and Selena Healy, a wealthy neighbor who has realized too late that her heart belongs to horses and to Cornanagh.The Masterharper of Pern Anne McCaffrey / Hardcover / Published 1998
It's a time when no Thread has fallen for centuries (it's due in 50 years or so), and five of the six weyrs stand inexplicably empty of Dragons and Riders. Young Robinton, rejected by his father, is a musical prodigy and has the ability to speak telepathically with dragons. As Rob's musical and diplomatic skills grow, he becomes friendly with Dragonrider F'lon and also earns the enmity of Fax, a holder who refuses to allow his people to be educated (the traditional role of the Harpers). Rob marries, but his wife dies of a fever; F'lon's wife dies in childbirth; Fax, meanwhile, by force and trickery dominates the north and threatens the very basis of Pern society. Then, after F'lon is killed in a contrived duel, Fax invades Ruatha Hold, and now Rob must enlist the aid of F'lon's son F'lar to defeat Fax.Masterharper of Pern Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1998
Masterharper of Pern (5 cassettes) Anne McCaffrey, Dick Hill (Narrator) / Audio Cassette / Published 1998
Masterharper of Pern (Nova Audio Books - 2 cassettes) Anne McCaffrey, Dick Hill (Narrator) / Audio Cassette / Published 1998
Moreta : Dragonlady of Pern Anne McCaffrey / Hardcover / Published 1983
The story of Pern, begun with Dragonsdawn, continues with the story of Moreta. In Pern a devistating disease is unleashed at a Runner hold, that quickly spreads across the northern continent, killing beasts and humans. As the Healer craft hall battles the disease, they make an important breakthrough that leads to the destruction of the disease. While this is happening the dragonriders try to get their forces together enough to fight the thread that is coming from the horrible Red Star.Moreta : Dragonlady of Pern Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1991
Moreta : Dragonlady of Pern Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1993
Moreta : Dragonlady of Pern Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1993
Nerilka's Story (Pern Adventure) Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1995
A nice parallel novelette to "Moreta's Ride," this book follows the unappreciated daughter of Fort Hold, Nerilka, as she breaks from home and discovers true love. Luckily, true love eventually discovers her as well. Don't read this book while you're depressed...Nerilka's Story Anne McCaffrey / Paperback / Published 1997
No One Noticed the Cat Anne McCaffrey / Hardcover / Published 1996
When wise old Mangan, the Regent of Esphania, dies, many of his skills and qualities seem to have been transferred to his beautiful and intelligent cat, Niffy, who at once attaches herself to the new ruler, Prince Jamas. Egdril, the bluff, hearty king of the neighboring kingdom of Mauritia, seems keen to forge an alliance with Jamas, allowing the prince to marry his niece, Willow--but the real danger is Yasmin, Egdril's wicked wife, who poisons everyone she dislikes or suspects of interfering with her ambitions. So Niffy must guide Jamas through a thicket of difficulties to save the prince and the principality. But by this time Yasmin has murdered Egdril and made her monstrous infant son heir; somehow, Jamas and Niffy must stop her if evil is not to triumph.The Renegades of Pern Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1990
From Pern's dissidents and from the criminal class rises a band of renegades,against whom no one is safe--until Aramina comes forth. This book shows the common side of Pern. It is a change from the Weyrs to show how the commoners first dealt with threadfall. This book provides insight into a very often overlooked side of Pern. These characters are those who provide the complet experience of Pern. Now it is a complete world, that draws you in further as you read it. This book also shows the commoner's attitude towards the Weyrs and Dragons as shown through Aramina.Renegades of Pern Anne McCaffrey / Paperback / Published 1997
The Renegades of Pern (The Dragonriders of Pern) Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1993
Restoree Anne McCaffrey, Anne MacCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1990
Serve It Forth : Cooking With Anne McCaffrey Anne McCaffrey (Editor), John Betancourt (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1996
This cookbook is a collection of hundreds of recipes all provided by science fiction and fantasy authors. Each recipe also features an anecdote or hints from the author/cook. Internet tie in.Space Opera Anne McCafferey (Editor), et al / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1996
A collection of 20 stories, in which music is the featured performer, ranging from the account of a detective/choral singer whose perfect ear for music aids her in fighting crime to a space beacon keeper who must rely on music to rescue her from impending danger to a photographer on a desolate African shoot searching for a mysterious melody.White Dragon Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1994
The third volume in a series of adventures in the land of Pern.
Too young to be allowed to fight the dreaded Thread, Lord Jaxom and his dragon Ruth train themselves in secret, but their illicit flight puts them in a position where they might prevent the biggest battle of all.
This is more science fiction than fantasy - Genetic engineering, travelers from earth being stranded on a strange planet, lost technology found again.White Dragon Anne McCaffrey / Paperback / Published 1997
The White Dragon Anne McCaffrey / Audio Cassette / Published 1993
Black Horses for the King Anne McCaffrey / Mass Market Paperback / Published 1998
Cooking Out Of This World Anne McCaffrey / Paperback / Published 1994
This book is a new edition of the 1973 cookbook edited by Anne McCaffrey. It corrects numerous typographical errors, revises several recipes (including Harlan Ellison's.)
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