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Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey, one of the world’s most popular authors, is best known for her Dragonriders of Pern® series. She was the first woman to win the two top prizes for science fiction writing, the Hugo and Nebula awards. She was also given the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement in Young Adult Fiction, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and was named a Science Fiction Writers of America Nebula Grand Master. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1926, McCaffrey relocated to Ireland in the 1970s, where she lived in a house of her own... Read More

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Sky Dragons
Written by Anne McCaffrey and Todd J. McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | May 2013
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-50092-2 (0-345-50092-X)

Scores of dragons are dead after plague swept across the world of Pern, and now the Weyrs are struggling to rebuild before Threadfall destroys everything—and everyone—left alive. Their best hope lies with a group of new dragonriders who have volunteered to brave the dangers of an... Read more

Dragon's Time
Written by Anne McCaffrey and Todd J. McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | May 2012
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-50090-8 (0-345-50090-3)

Even though Lorana cured the plague that was killing the dragons of Pern, sacrificing her queen dragon in the process, the devastating disease has left too few dragons alive to fight the fall of deadly Thread. As morale at Telgar Weyr plunges in the wake of the widespread...

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Written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | January 2012
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-51379-3 (0-345-51379-7)

The spacefaring Barque Cats are valued members of every vessel’s crew, thanks to their special bond with humans. Then Pshaw-Ra, a mysterious cat with highly advanced knowledge, gives the felines the power of telepathy. When panic over a virulent plague drives the government to exterminate animals, Pshaw-Ra guides the cats and...

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Written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | December 2010
$14.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-51377-9 (0-345-51377-0)

Pilot, engineer, doctor—ship’s cat? Since the early days of interstellar travel, the so-called Barque Cats have become essential to the well-staffed space vessel. Assisted by humans—Cat Persons—with whom they share a deep and loving bond, the Barque Cats are responsible for keeping spacecraft free of vermin, for alerting crews to environmental... Read more

Written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Del Rey | Paperback | March 2009
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-47007-2 (0-345-47007-9)

InterGal Corporation has long desired to exploit the resource-rich Petaybee. But the planet and its guardians, led by Yana Maddock and Sean Shongili, along with their twin children, Ronan and Murel, have successfully thwarted every attempt by the Corporation to impose its iron-fisted dominion. Until now. With a bold move, InterGal’s... Read more

Dragon Harper
Written by Anne McCaffrey and Todd J. McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | September 2008
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-48031-6 (0-345-48031-7)

For millions of readers the world over, the name Pern is magical, conjuring up grand vistas of a distant planet whose blue skies are patrolled by brave dragons and their noble riders, a paradise threatened by the periodic fall of deadly Thread. But not all dangers descend from the skies. Now... Read more

Written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Del Rey | Paperback | February 2008
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-47005-8 (0-345-47005-2)

In Changelings, bestselling authors Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough returned to the sentient planet Petaybee with a story of growth and transformation in the face of deadly new threats. The telepathic, shapeshifting twins Murel and Ronan found that Petaybee had plans for them as well. Now those plans begin to... Read more

Dragon's Fire
Written by Anne McCaffrey and Todd J. McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | November 2007
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-48029-3 (0-345-48029-5)

Bringing fresh wonders and dangers to light in the skies of Pern, Anne McCaffrey and her son, Todd, who demonstrated his writing talents in the bestselling novels Dragon’s Kin and Dragonsblood, return with their second collaboration: a thrilling adventure of discovery and fate.

Pellar is an orphan taken in by Masterharper Zist... Read more

Written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Del Rey | Paperback | December 2006
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-47003-4 (0-345-47003-6)

With three acclaimed novels–Powers That Be, Power Lines, and Power Play–bestselling authors Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough launched a vibrant new science-fiction saga that told the story of a sentient planet, Petaybee, and the humans who fought to protect it from the rapacious designs of an all-powerful interstellar corporation determined... Read more

Written by Anne McCaffrey
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | July 2005
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-48426-0 (0-345-48426-6)


To the nobles who live in Ruatha Hold, Lessa is nothing but a ragged kitchen girl. For most of her life she has survived by serving those who betrayed her father and took over his lands. Now the time has come for Lessa to... Read more

Dragon's Kin
Written by Anne McCaffrey and Todd J. McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | December 2004
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-46200-8 (0-345-46200-9)

Beginning with the classic Dragonriders of Pern, Anne McCaffrey has created a complex, endlessly fascinating world uniting humans and great telepathic dragons. Millions of devoted readers have soared on the glittering wings of Anne’s imagination, following book by book the evolution of one of science fiction’s most beloved and honored series... Read more

Legends II
Written by George R. R. Martin, Diana Gabaldon, Terry Brooks and Anne McCaffrey, Edited by Robert Silverberg
Del Rey | Paperback | October 2004
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-47577-0 (0-345-47577-1)

Fantasy fans, rejoice! Seven years after writer and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing history with Legends, his acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy fiction, the long-awaited second volume is here. Legends II picks up where its illustrious predecessor left off. All of the... Read more

Peter Pan
Written by J.M. Barrie, Illustrated by F.D. Bedford, Introduction by Anne McCaffrey
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2004
$10.00/13.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7297-9 (0-8129-7297-X)

Peter, Wendy, Captain Hook, the lost boys, and Tinker Bell have filled the hearts of children ever since Barrie's play first opened in London in 1904 and became an immediate sensation. Now this funny, haunting modern myth is presented with Bedford's wonderful illustrations, which first appeared in the author's own day... Read more

Written by Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye
Ace | Trade Paperback | February 2004
$35.00/43.50(Canada) | 978-0-441-01131-5 (0-441-01131-4)

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The Mystery of Ireta
Written by Anne McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | December 2003
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-46721-8 (0-345-46721-3)

The crew of shipbred technicians sent to the planet Ireta were prepared for a routine mission to catalog flora and fauna and search for new energy sources. Kai and his beautiful coleader Varian, the best xenob-vet in the business, followed all the standard procedures, but the result of their investigations was... Read more

Freedom's Ransom
Written by Anne McCaffrey
Ace | Paperback | January 2003
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-441-01020-2 (0-441-01020-2)

Enslaved on an uninhabited planet by the alien Eosi, Kristin Bjornsen and her fellow humans not only survived against all odds to colonize the world now known as Botany, but liberated themselves from their captors and claimed it as their home…
The colonists could not have achieved victory without the help of... Read more

The Skies of Pern
Written by Anne McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | January 2002
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-43469-2 (0-345-43469-2)

The long-awaited new Dragonriders of Pern® novel
from bestselling author Anne McCaffrey

It is a time of hope and regret, of endings and beginnings. The Red Star, that celestial curse whose eccentric orbit was responsible for Thread, has been shifted to a harmless orbit, and the current Threadfall will be the last. Technological... Read more

The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
Written by George R. R. Martin, Philip K. Dick and Anne McCaffrey, Edited by Harry Turtledove and Martin H. Greenberg
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | May 2001
$18.95/24.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-43989-5 (0-345-43989-9)

Explosive and provocative battles fought across the boundaries of time and space--and on the frontiers of the human mind.

Science fiction's finest have yielded this definitive collection featuring stories of warfare, victory, conquest, heroism, and overwhelming odds. These are scenarios few have ever dared to contemplate, and they include:

¸  "Superiority": Arthur C... Read more

Pegasus in Space
Written by Anne McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | February 2001
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-43467-8 (0-345-43467-6)

In a triumphant career spanning more than thirty years, Anne McCaffrey has won the devotion of millions of fans. Now she has written the exciting and long-awaited addition to her classic Pegasus series--and the perfect link to her bestselling Rowan saga . . .

For an overpopulated Earth whose resources are strained... Read more

The Tower and the Hive
Written by Anne McCaffrey
Ace | Paperback | May 2000
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-441-00720-2 (0-441-00720-1)


For generations, the descendants of the powerful telepath known as The Rowan have used their talents to benefit humanity. As human civilization reached out to colonize the stars, the family led Earth to ally itself with the peaceful alien Mrdini. Together, the two races have held back the predatory...

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Nimisha's Ship
Written by Anne McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | January 2000
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-43425-8 (0-345-43425-0)

On Vega III, Lady Nimisha Boynton-Rondymense loves the challenging world of her father, Lord Tionel, owner and principal starship designer of the famous Rondymense Ship Yards. Precociously gifted, Nimisha becomes his secret assistant--and, in the aftermath of a shocking tragedy, his chosen successor at the helm of the Ship Yards.

When Nimisha... Read more

Freedom's Challenge
Written by Anne McCaffrey
Ace | Paperback | June 1999
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-441-00625-0 (0-441-00625-6)

The alien Catteni invaded Earth and enslaved thousands of humans on the planet Botany, where they struggle to survive while colonizing the world for their overseers. Now that they’ve proved Botany is capable of sustaining life, Kris Bjornsen and her fellow settlers have no intention of surrendering the home they’ve created... Read more

The Masterharper of Pern
Written by Anne McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | November 1998
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-42460-0 (0-345-42460-3)

In a time when the deadly scourge Thread has not fallen on Pern for centuries--and many dare to hope that Thread will never fall again--a boy is born to Harper Hall. A musical prodigy who has the ability to speak with the dragons, he is called Robinton, and he is destined... Read more

Freedom's Choice
Written by Anne McCaffrey
Ace | Paperback | June 1998
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-441-00531-4 (0-441-00531-4)

Abducted by the alien Catteni, Kristin Bjornsen was one of many humans brought to the planet Botany as part of an experiment to see if it could support life. Enslaved and forced to colonize a world not their own, the settlers have accepted Botany as their home—a home worth fighting for…
Kristin’s... Read more

Written by Anne McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | December 1997
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-41879-1 (0-345-41879-4)

In Anne McCaffrey's New York Times bestselling DRAGONSEYE,
join Weyrleaders, Holders, and Craftmasters in the creation of the legendary Star Stones and the teaching ballads of Pern!

It's been two-hundred years since the deadly Thread fell like rain upon Pern, devouring everything in its path. No one alive remembers that first horrific... Read more