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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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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

Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern
Written by Anne McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | September 1984
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-29873-7 (0-345-29873-X)

Moreta, Weyrwoman of Fort Weyr, struggles to save the dragons of Pern from a deadly plague and risks her life to destroy the lethal parasite Thread and to preserve the future of the planet. Read more

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

Nerilka's Story
Written by Anne McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | January 1987
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-33949-2 (0-345-33949-5)

Ashamed of her father's refusal to help the others of Fort Hold, Nerilka helps Lord Alessan prepare a serum to combat a dreaded plague. Read more

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

Pegasus in Flight
Written by Anne McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | October 1991
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-36897-3 (0-345-36897-5)

As director of the Jerhattan Parapsychic Center, telepath Rhyssa Owen coordinated the job assignments for psychically gifted Talents. And though she had her hands full dealing with the unreasonable demand for kinetics to work on the space platform that would be humankind's stepping-stone to the stars, she was always ready to... 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

Power Lines
Written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Del Rey | Paperback | May 1995
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-38780-6 (0-345-38780-5)

"A felicitous combination of authors."
--Kirkus Reviews
Yanaba Maddock's short-lived career as a company spy had ended the moment the planet Petaybee and its people had adopted her as one of their own. Now she was dedicated to keeping Intergal from exploiting and wounding--or even killing--the world she had come to love. For... Read more

Power Play
Written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Del Rey | Paperback | March 1996
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-38781-3 (0-345-38781-3)

Petaybee was growing up. Day by day, the sentient planet--like any child--was learning to recognize and understand the meaning of outside stimuli, to respond to those stimuli, to communicate its own needs and desires...even to use human speech.
Yanaba Maddock had appointed herself defender of her adopted planet, and she had even... Read more

Powers That Be
Written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Del Rey | Paperback | May 1994
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-38779-0 (0-345-38779-1)

Strange things were happening on the icy planet called Petaybee. Unauthorized genetically engineered species had been spotted, while some people were simply disappearing. None of the locals were talking to the company, so the company sent disabled combat veteran Yanaba Maddock to spy. But a strange thing happened. With her relocation... Read more

The Renegades of Pern
Written by Anne McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | August 1990
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-36933-8 (0-345-36933-5)

As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky and ravaged the land. In exchange for sanctuary in the huge stone fortresses, the people tithed to their Lord Holders, who in turn supported the Weyrs... Read more

Written by Anne McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | July 1987
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-35187-6 (0-345-35187-8)

A classic sci-fi novel from the beloved author of the Dragonriders of Pern® series
She was a restoree, kidnapped. Torn from Earth by a bizarre and nameless black force, Sara had no idea where she was or why she was in a beautiful new body. Controlled by brutal guards and tamed... Read more

The Ship Who Sang
Written by Anne McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | December 1985
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-33431-2 (0-345-33431-0)

Helva had been born human, but only her brain had been saved and implanted into the titanium body of an intergalactic scout ship. But first she had to choose a human partner, to soar with her through the daring adventures and exhilarating escapades in space. 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

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

To Ride Pegasus
Written by Anne McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | January 1986
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-33603-3 (0-345-33603-8)

They were four extraordinary women who read minds, healed bodies, diverted disasters, foretold the future--and became pariahs in their own land. A talented, elite cadre, they stepped out of the everyday human race...to enter their own! Read more

The White Dragon
Written by Anne McCaffrey
Del Rey | Paperback | November 1986
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-34167-9 (0-345-34167-8)

Jaxom, a rebellious young aristocrat, and Ruth, his white dragon, fly into another time to retrieve the queen's stolen egg, thereby averting a dragonrider war, and find their planet threatened once again by a Threadfall. 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

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