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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013



A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey & Pen: Dragonwriter edited by Todd McCaffrey.

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Smart Pop (August 6, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1937856836


When Anne McCaffrey passed in November 2011, it was not only those closest to her who mourned her death; legions of readers also felt the loss deeply. The pioneering science fiction author behind the Dragonriders of Pern® series crafted intricate stories, enthralling worlds, and strong heroines that profoundly impacted the science fiction community and genre.

In Dragonwriter, Anne’s son and Pern writer Todd McCaffrey collects memories and stories about the beloved author, along with insights into her writing and legacy, from those who knew her best. Nebula Award–winner Elizabeth Moon relates the lessons she learned from Pern’s Lessa (and from Lessa’s creator); Hugo Award–winner David Brin recalls Anne’s steadfast belief that the world to come will be better than the one before; legendary SFF artist Michael Whelan shares (and tells stories about) never-before-published Pern sketches from his archives; and more.

Join Anne’s co-writers, fellow science fiction authors, family, and friends in remembering her life, and exploring how her mind and pen shaped not only the Weyrs of Pern, but also the literary landscape as we know it.

Contributors include:

• Angelina Adams
• David Brin
• David Gerrold
• John Goodwin
• Janis Ian
• Alec Johnson
• Georgeanne Kennedy
• Mercedes Lackey
• Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
• Lois McMaster Bujold
• Elizabeth Moon
• Charlotte Moore
• Robert Neilson
• Jody Lynn Nye and Bill Fawcett
• Robin Roberts
• Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
• Wen Spencer
• Michael Whelan
• Richard J. Woods
• Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

This book is a tribute to the lady who wrote my most favorite book..Anne McCaffrey.

Each chapter tells of how the person writing either met Anne, or had dealings with her over writing or if very lucky, what a dear friend.

I enjoyed reading how beloved she was among other authors, how she reached out and helped some get their beginnings of their own career.

I especially loved how Michael Whelan came to draw so many of her book covers for Pern which in turn seemed to have helped them become more popular.

I was so very lucky that for a few brief moments, many years ago in NYC at a Creation Convention Anne McCaffrey was there and I had a chance to meet her and I asked her if she fashioned the Masterharper Robinton after anyone in particular .. she said she made him like her neighbor in Ireland.  I wanted to get a ticket and visit Ireland! lol.

This is a good book to read if Anne is a favorite author.  Most discuss one or more of the Pern books other then her other sci fi books. (thus the title of the book “Dragonwriter”)

I am glad to add it to my collection of Pern books.


Blogger Cath said...

This is surely the perfect book for you? LOL So great too that you actually got to meet her all those years ago. A memory to treasure.

6:22 PM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

As you said...this would be the book to read if this wonderful author was your favorite! I LOVE a book like this!

1:25 PM  
Blogger Carl V. Anderson said...

I was wondering if you had read this. I haven't picked it up yet but want to, especially given the connection of seeing the original at SFAL2 (original cover painting, that is) and hearing stories from Michael Whelan about doing covers for her books.

Glad you enjoyed it as I knew this was one written for you.

8:16 AM  

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