April 14, 2017

M ~ McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey wrote dozens and dozens of books.  She is best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series, but she has written many other fascinating science fiction / fantasy novels.

I've read 47 of her novels and have another ten I haven't read yet.  There are a few more on my wish list.  After that, all that are left are her few novels involving cats, which I doubt I'll read.  Ms. McCaffrey passed away and there won't be any more.

Her son, Todd, is continuing her Dragonriders books and they are good, but he doesn't quite have his mother's talent.

I'm so glad that about 10 years ago, I wrote away for a bookplate hand-signed by Anne McCaffrey.  She sent me two.  They are treasures to me and I haven't put them in a book yet.  They are still in the envelope they came in, all the way from the Ireland.


  1. Wow, what a gift! My ex would love to have had those. He's got most of her Pern series, and what he doesn't own he's checked out of the library (the same with Terry Brooks' Shanara series, Terry Pratchett's Discworld--another author gone too soon, and Stephen King's books). He even has at least a couple CJ Cherey (I know I'm not spelling her name right) books.

  2. I also treasure books I own that have been signed by the author. Somehow, it gives more meaning to them. Happy Easter! M is for Marketing Methods as you Build a Better Blog. #AtoZchallenge.

  3. Rare indeed! That's quite a collectable.
    Books are a fantastic way to go down in history, to leave something memorable behind. It's great that you found an author to enjoy.

  4. I read all of her Dragonrider books when I was younger - it might be time to pull them out again. Thanks!

  5. My daughter absolutely loved Anne McCaffrey's books. She read the Dragonriders of Pern series as well as a many others. WeekendsInMaine

  6. She was quite the prolific author! I have many of her books too, but sadly, not an autograph.

    Sandra Ulbrich Almazan, Science Fiction/Fantasy Author


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