Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA on April 1st, 1926 and passed away at the age of 85 on November 21st, 2011.

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Anne McCaffrey Stats: The highest rated book by Anne McCaffrey on Book Notification is All the Weyrs of Pern, the 11th novel in the Dragonriders of Pern series. The second-highest rated book is The Girl Who Heard Dragons, a Collection .

The most read book by Anne McCaffrey on Book Notification is Dragonflight, the first novel in the Dragonriders of Pern series. The second most read book is Dragonquest (Dragonriders of Pern #2).

Below is a complete list of Anne McCaffrey books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Anne McCaffrey is the Dragonriders of Pern Series.

List of Dragonriders of Pern Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.4
Dragonflight
1968
2
8
Dragonquest
1971
3
8.5
Dragonsong
1976
4
8.8
Dragonsinger
1977
5
8
The Smallest Dragonboy
1977
6
8.2
The White Dragon
1978
7
8.5
Dragondrums
1979
8
8.5
Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern
1983
9
8.6
Nerilka's Story
1986
10
9
Dragonsdawn
1988
11
9
The Renegades of Pern
1989
12
9.6
All the Weyrs of Pern
1991
13
8.6
The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall
1993
14
7.3
The Dolphins of Pern
1994
15
9.3
Red Star Rising / Dragonseye
1996
16
8.6
The Masterharper of Pern
1998
17
9
The Skies of Pern
2001
18
9
A Gift of Dragons
2002
19
8
Dragon's Kin (With: Todd J. McCaffrey)
2003
20
Beyond Between
Beyond Between
2003
21
8
Dragonsblood (With: Todd J. McCaffrey)
2005
22
8
Dragon's Fire (With: Todd J. McCaffrey)
2006
23
8.5
Dragon Harper (With: Todd J. McCaffrey)
2007
24
8.7
Dragonheart (By: Todd J. McCaffrey)
2008
25
8
Dragon Girl (By: Todd J. McCaffrey)
2010
26
8
Dragon's Time (With: Todd J. McCaffrey)
2011
27
8
Sky Dragons (With: Todd J. McCaffrey)
2011
28
7.4
Dragon's Code (By: Gigi McCaffrey)
2018
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List of Dragonriders of Pern Series in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
9
Dragonsdawn
1988
2
8.6
The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall
1993
3
8
Dragonsblood (With: Todd J. McCaffrey)
2005
4
9.3
Red Star Rising / Dragonseye
1996
5
8
Dragon's Kin (With: Todd J. McCaffrey)
2003
6
8
Dragon's Fire (With: Todd J. McCaffrey)
2006
7
8.5
Dragon Harper (With: Todd J. McCaffrey)
2007
8
8.7
Dragonheart (By: Todd J. McCaffrey)
2008
9
8
Dragon Girl (By: Todd J. McCaffrey)
2010
10
8
Dragon's Time (With: Todd J. McCaffrey)
2011
11
8
Sky Dragons (With: Todd J. McCaffrey)
2011
12
8.5
Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern
1983
13
Beyond Between
Beyond Between
2003
14
8.6
Nerilka's Story
1986
15
8.6
The Masterharper of Pern
1998
16
8.4
Dragonflight
1968
17
8
Dragonquest
1971
18
8.5
Dragonsong
1976
19
8.8
Dragonsinger
1977
20
8.5
Dragondrums
1979
21
7.4
Dragon's Code (By: Gigi McCaffrey)
2018
22
8
The Smallest Dragonboy
1977
23
8.2
The White Dragon
1978
24
9
A Gift of Dragons
2002
25
9
The Renegades of Pern
1989
26
9.6
All the Weyrs of Pern
1991
27
7.3
The Dolphins of Pern
1994
28
9
The Skies of Pern
2001
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List of New Adventures of Pern Books in Publication Order (with Todd J. McCaffrey)

List of Acorna Books in Publication Order (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, with Margaret Ball)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.7
Acorna: The Unicorn Girl
1997
2
7.3
Acorna's Quest
1998
3
6.7
Acorna's People
1999
4
6
Acorna's World
1999
5
6
Acorna's Search
2001
6
9
Acorna's Rebels
2003
7
8
Acorna's Triumph
2004
8
First Warning: Acorna's Children
2005
9
Second Wave: Acorna's Children
2006
10
Third Watch: Acorna's Children
2007

List of Acorna's Children Books in Publication Order (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough)

List of Brainship Books in Publication Order

List of Crystal Universe Books in Publication Order

List of Crystal Singer Trilogy Books in Publication Order (with)

List of Dinosaur Planet Books in Publication Order

List of Doona Books in Publication Order

List of Freedom Books in Publication Order

List of Harper Hall of Pern Books in Publication Order

List of Petaybee/Powers Trilogy Books in Publication Order (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough)

List of Planet Pirates Books in Publication Order

List of Planet Pirates Series in Chronological Order

List of The Talent Books in Publication Order

List of Tales of the Barque Cats Books in Publication Order (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough)

List of The Tower and Hive Books in Publication Order

List of Twins of Petaybee Books in Publication Order (with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough)

List of Three Women Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction in Publication Order

List of Legends Books in Publication Order

List of Graphic Novels in Publication Order (with Cynthia Martin, with Lela Dowling, with Brynne Stephens)

List of Brynne Stephens Graphic Novels in Publication Order (with Brynne Stephens)

List of L. Ron Hubbard Presents: Writers of the Future Books in Publication Order (with Kristine Kathryn Rusch, with Orson Scott Card, with Algis Budrys, with David Farland, with Todd J. McCaffrey, with L. Hubbard, with Jody Lynn Nye, with Jason Fischer, with Dave Wolverton, with Tom Crosshill, with Brad R. Torgersen, with Laurie Tom, with Andrea G. Stewart, with Adam Colston, with Scott W. Baker, with Simon Cooper, with Brent Knowles, with K.C. Ball, with Lael Salaets, with Jeff Young, with Alex Black, with Barbara Lund, with Elizabeth Chatsworth, with Brittany Rainsdon, with Craig Elliott, with Christopher Bowthorpe, with John M. Campbell, with Ryan Cole, with Anj Dockrey, with K. D. Julicher, with Erik Lynd, with Sara Fox, with Elaine Midcoh, with Trent Walter, with Emma Washburn, with Luke Wildman, with Stephen C. Merlino)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 1 ( By: Algis Budrys)
1985
2
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 2 ( By: Algis Budrys)
1986
3
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 3 ( By: Algis Budrys)
1987
4
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 4 ( By: Algis Budrys)
1988
5
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 5 ( By: Algis Budrys)
1989
6
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 7 ( By: Algis Budrys)
1991
7
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 8 ( By: Algis Budrys)
1992
8
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 9 (By: L. Hubbard)
1993
9
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 10 (By: Dave Wolverton)
1994
10
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 11 (By: L. Hubbard)
1995
11
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 12 (By: L. Hubbard)
1996
12
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 13 (By: L. Hubbard)
1997
13
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 14 (By: L. Hubbard, Dave Wolverton)
1998
14
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 15 ( By: Algis Budrys)
1999
15
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 16 (By: Algis Budrys, L. Hubbard)
2000
16
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 17 (By: Algis Budrys, L. Hubbard)
2001
17
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 19 (By: Algis Budrys, L. Hubbard)
2002
18
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 20 ( By: Algis Budrys)
2004
19
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 21 ( By: Algis Budrys)
2005
20
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 22 (By: L. Hubbard)
2006
21
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 23 ( By: Algis Budrys)
2007
22
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 24 (By: L. Hubbard)
2008
23
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 25 (By: L. Hubbard)
2009
24
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 26 (By: L. Hubbard, Jason Fischer, Tom Crosshill, Brad R. Torgersen, Laurie Tom, Adam Colston, Scott W. Baker, Simon Cooper, Brent Knowles, K.C. Ball, Lael Salaets, Jeff Young, Alex Black)
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 26 (By: L. Hubbard, Jason Fischer, Tom Crosshill, Brad R. Torgersen, Laurie Tom, Adam Colston, Scott W. Baker, Simon Cooper, Brent Knowles, K.C. Ball, Lael Salaets, Jeff Young, Alex Black)
2010
25
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 27 (By: L. Hubbard)
2011
26
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 28 (By: L. Hubbard)
2012
27
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 29 (By: L. Hubbard, Andrea G. Stewart)
2013
28
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 30 (By: David Farland, L. Hubbard)
2014
29
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 31 (By: L. Hubbard)
2015
30
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 32 (By: David Farland, L. Hubbard, Stephen C. Merlino)
2016
31
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 33 (With: David Farland, Todd J. McCaffrey, L. Hubbard)
2017
32
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 34 (By: David Farland, L. Hubbard)
2018
33
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 35 (By: David Farland, L. Hubbard)
2019
34
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 36 (By: David Farland, L. Hubbard)
2020
35
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 37 (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Orson Scott Card, David Farland, L. Hubbard, Jody Lynn Nye, Barbara Lund, Elizabeth Chatsworth, Brittany Rainsdon, Craig Elliott, Christopher Bowthorpe, John M. Campbell, Ryan Cole, Anj Dockrey, K. D. Julicher, Erik Lynd, Sara Fox, Elaine Midcoh, Trent Walter, Emma Washburn, Luke Wildman)
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 37 (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Orson Scott Card, David Farland, L. Hubbard, Jody Lynn Nye, Barbara Lund, Elizabeth Chatsworth, Brittany Rainsdon, Craig Elliott, Christopher Bowthorpe, John M. Campbell, Ryan Cole, Anj Dockrey, K. D. Julicher, Erik Lynd, Sara Fox, Elaine Midcoh, Trent Walter, Emma Washburn, Luke Wildman)
2021
36
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 38 (By: L. Hubbard)
2022
37
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 39 (By: L. Hubbard)
2023
38
L. Ron Hubbard Presents: Writers of the Future, Vol. 40 (By: S.M. Stirling, Bob Eggleton, L. Hubbard, Lisa Silverthorne, Jody Lynn Nye, Gregory Benford, Nancy Kress, Jack Nash, Lucas Durham, Galen Westlake, Stephannie Tallent, James Davies, Tom Vandermolen, Chris Arias, Amir Agoora, Kal M, Sky McKinnon, Rosalyn Robilliard, Lance Robinson, John Eric Schleicher, Mary Wordsmith, Dan Dos Santos, Ashley Cassaday, Gigi Hooper, Jennifer Mellen, Pedro Nascimento, Steve Bentley, Connor Chamberlain, Selena Meraki, Guelly Rivera, Tyler Vail, Carina Zhang, May Zheng)
L. Ron Hubbard Presents: Writers of the Future, Vol. 40 (By: S.M. Stirling, Bob Eggleton, L. Hubbard, Lisa Silverthorne, Jody Lynn Nye, Gregory Benford, Nancy Kress, Jack Nash, Lucas Durham, Galen Westlake, Stephannie Tallent, James Davies, Tom Vandermolen, Chris Arias, Amir Agoora, Kal M, Sky McKinnon, Rosalyn Robilliard, Lance Robinson, John Eric Schleicher, Mary Wordsmith, Dan Dos Santos, Ashley Cassaday, Gigi Hooper, Jennifer Mellen, Pedro Nascimento, Steve Bentley, Connor Chamberlain, Selena Meraki, Guelly Rivera, Tyler Vail, Carina Zhang, May Zheng)
2024
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List of Anne McCaffrey Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, October 1967
1967
2
Analog 7
1969
3
Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine, March 1969
1969
4
Alchemy and Academe
1970
5
Young Demons
1972
6
More Stories from the Hugo Winners, Vol. 2
1973
7
Ten Tomorrows
1973
8
Demon Kind
1973
9
Continuum 2
1974
10
Continuum 1
1974
11
Science Fiction Today and Tomorrow: A Discursive Symposium
1975
12
Dragon Tales
1982
13
Science Fiction A to Z
1982
14
Moonsinger's Friends: An Anthology in Honor of Andre Norton
1985
15
Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three
1990
16
Once Upon a Time
1991
17
Cats in Space... and Other Places
1992
18
Confederacy of the Dead
1993
19
The Ultimate Alien
1995
20
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women
1995
21
Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear
1996
22
Space Opera
1996
23
Lightspeed Magazine, April 2011
1998
24
Runner of Pern
1998
25
8
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King
1998
26
Mothers and Daughters
1998
27
Far Horizons
1999
28
On Dragonwings
2003
29
Emerald Eye
2005
30
Dancing with the Dark
2009
31
Federations
2009
32
Lightspeed: Year One
2011
33
The Fleet
2011
34
Women of Futures Past
2016
35
Infinite Stars
2017
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Anne McCaffrey: Biography

Anne McCaffrey (Anne Inez McCaffrey) was born on April 1st, 1926. Anne passed away November 21st, 2011 at 85 years old. Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. McCaffrey attended Radcliffe College where she received a B.A. Slavonic Languages and Literature.

Anne McCaffrey was the author of the Dragonriders of Pern series which consists of 28 novels. The Dragonriders of Pern series started in 1968 with the novel Dragonflight. The most recently released novel in the Dragonriders of Pern series was Dragon's Code which was released in 2018. There are no upcoming novels for the Dragonriders of Pern series.

Anne McCaffrey (Anne Inez McCaffrey) also wrote the Acorna series which has 10 books including Acorna: The Unicorn Girl and Acorna's Quest.

Anne McCaffrey: Awards & Accolades

Anne McCaffrey won the British Fantasy Award, The Karl Edward Wagner Award (Important Contribution), in 2000.

McCaffrey's book, The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women won the World Fantasy Award, Anthology, in 1996.

Anne McCaffrey books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Dragonquest was nominated for the Hugo Award, Best Novel, in 1972. The White Dragon was nominated for the Hugo Award, Best Novel, in 1979. Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern was nominated for the Hugo Award, Best Novel, in 1984. All the Weyrs of Pern was nominated for the Hugo Award, Best Novel, in 1992 as well as the Seiun Award - Best Translated Long Work in 2002. The Renegades of Pern was nominated for the Seiun Award, Best Translated Long Work, in 1996.

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Anne McCaffrey: F.A.Q

When was Anne McCaffrey Born?

Anne McCaffrey was born on April 1st, 1926.

When did Anne McCaffrey die?

Anne McCaffrey died on November 21st, 2011 at 85 years old.

Where was Anne McCaffrey Born?

Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

What awards has Anne McCaffrey won?

Anne McCaffrey has won the following awards: The Karl Edward Wagner Award (Important Contribution) at the British Fantasy Award (2000).

What book awards has Anne McCaffrey won?

McCaffrey's book, The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women won the award World Fantasy Award, Anthology, in 1996.

What was the first book Anne McCaffrey wrote?

The first novel written by Anne McCaffrey was Restoree, published in 1967.

What was the most recent book Anne McCaffrey wrote?

Her most recently released work was L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future 33 on April 4th, 2017.

How many books has Anne McCaffrey written?

Anne McCaffrey has written 100 books across 31 series.
  • 25 books in the Dragonriders of Pern Series
  • 5 books in the New Adventures of Pern Series
  • 10 books in the Acorna Series
  • 3 books in the Acorna's Children Series
  • 4 books in the Brainship Series
  • 2 books in the Crystal Universe Series
  • 3 books in the Crystal Singer Trilogy Series
  • 2 books in the Dinosaur Planet Series
  • 3 books in the Doona Series
  • 4 books in the Freedom Series
  • 3 books in the Harper Hall of Pern Series
  • 3 books in the Petaybee/Powers Trilogy Series
  • 3 books in the Planet Pirates Series
  • 3 books in The Talent Series
  • 2 books in the Tales of the Barque Cats Series
  • 5 books in The Tower and Hive Series
  • 3 books in the Twins of Petaybee Series
  • 3 books in the Three Women Series
  • 9 Standalone Novels
  • 3 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 5 Short Story Collections
  • 4 Non-Fiction
  • 1 book in the Legends Series
  • 3 Graphic Novels
  • 3 Brynne Stephens Graphic Novels
  • 1 book in the L. Ron Hubbard Presents: Writers of the Future Series

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    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    The Dragonriders series of novels by Anne McCaffrey did offer a thrilling ride fantastic worlds with interesting conflicts, issues, characters and good storytelling.

    When I first read the Dragonriders novels more than ten years ago, I found them a refreshing change from the typical sorceress and sword tales that were being published at the time.

    I did find that later novels in the Dragonriders series had less of the freshness of the initial novels as they were more formulaic.

    Dragonflight was the first novel I ever read after more than a decade. I had been a huge reader of the novels when I was a school child but had stopped reading them when I grew older.

    With a new found thirst for some fantasy stories, I read this novel and I have to say it is just as good as it was all those years ago.

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    This list has blown my mind. I was that one reader in my family that spent my childhood calling Anne McCaffery the dragon rider lady. I started saying it at five, and I never stopped.

    I had no idea that she had written other novels in other series. In fact, I’m just realizing now that I never finished the Pern novels, which doesn’t make sense because those books were my life.

    I blame my school librarian. When I got to book 10, she told me the series was over. I don’t know what she was thinking. Maybe they thought I would demand the rest of the series, and they couldn’t be bothered to procure the other novels.

    I don’t get it. And honestly, I don’t really care right now. I cannot wait to dive back into this world and to figure out where the story went.

    Steve A
    Steve A
    Reply to  Michael K.
    2 months ago

    I compulsively and obsessively read the whole series a few years ago. I enjoyed the escapism but find I have to agree with Edgar A. “later novels in the Dragonriders series had less of the freshness of the initial novels as they were more formulaic”.

    Anne had a very conservative or prudish style of writing and her handling of romance and sex was very restrained, I found this somewhat irritating and perhaps nauseating at times. (Think along the lines of Jean M. Auel’s approach used in the Earth’s Children’s series).

    A suggested reading order I employed:

    The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall – The Survey: P.E.R.N. 

    Dragonsdawn

    The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall – The Dolphins’ Bell

    The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall – The Ford of Red Hanrahan

    The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall – The Second Weyr

    Dragonsblood (Windblossom) – Chapters 2,4,6,7,8,10,12,15,17,19,21,23

    The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall – Rescue Run

    Red Star Rising

    A Gift of Dragons – Ever the Twain

    Dragon’s Kin

    Dragon’s Fire

    Dragon Harper

    Dragonsblood (Lorana) – Chapters 1,3,5,9,11,13,14,16,18,20,22,24

    Dragonheart

    Dragongirl

    Dragon’s Time

    Skydragons

    Loretta: Dragonlady of Pern

    Legends II – Beyond Between

    Nerilka’s Story

    The Masterharper of Pern

    Dragonflight

    A Gift of Dragons – Runner of Pern

    Dragonquest

    Dragonsong

    Dragonsinger

    Dragondrums

    The Dragonlover’s Guide to Pern – The Impression

    A Gift of Dragons – The Smallest Dragonboy

    The White Dragon

    A Gift of Dragons – The Girl Who Heard Dragons

    The Renegades of Pern

    Dragon’s Code

    All the Werys of Pern

    The Dolphins of Pern

    The Skies of Pern

    UptownConnie
    UptownConnie
    1 month ago

    Anne McCaffrey’s novels have always been my favorites to read and re-read…love having this list since I wish to read them in chronological order again…thanks!

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