Search Results: "Anne McCaffrey"


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THE CHRONICLES OF PERN by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Fairly mediocre stories, overall, but don't underestimate the crowd-pulling power of McCaffrey's all-but-legendary planet."
Four originals, one magazine reprint: the first story collection centered on McCaffrey's immensely popular Dragonriders and their battle to keep planet Pern free of the invidious, corrosive Thread. Read full book review >

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DAMIA by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1992

"Nothing but weightless balderdash, not so much for the drippy romancing as the dismally cursory aliens and McCaffrey's lackadaisical efforts to work them up into some sort—any sort—of plot."
More half-baked romance with science-fiction trappings: sequel to the flimsy The Rowan (1990), a far future where a handful of powerful psychic Talents teleport cargo and people about the galaxy while chatting telepathically among themselves. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO HEARD DRAGONS by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1994

"A McCaffrey showcase, demonstrating the full range of her not inconsiderable talents and concerns."
Fifteen substantial stories, including one original, from the popular author of the Dragonriders of Pern series and the Damia series. Read full book review >

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THE MASTERHARPER OF PERN by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Covers well-trodden ground in more detail than hitherto; presumably, most dragonfans will find it satisfying enough."
McCaffrey's latest rummage through the archives of planet Pern (Dragonseye, 1997, etc.) has unearthed Robinton, the Masterharper of Pern, and the circumstances surrounding the advent of weyrleader F'lar and Lessa, the first woman Dragonrider. Read full book review >

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CRYSTAL LINE by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"Pure soap-opera, offering just enough ideas, plot, and involvement to keep the fans happy and maybe tempt one or two new ones."
Third in McCaffrey's Crystal Singer series (Killashandra, 1985, etc.)—the life and times of a group of humans infected with the symbiotic longevity crystal of planet Ballybran, and upon whose abilities to locate, mine, cut, and tune crystal the galactic economy depends. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"Dialogue-soggy, overcute, featherweight YA space-opera, a mix of light fantasy with coming-of-age themes about social responsibility and solemn respect for elders."
The YA adventures of the girl with the unicorn horn sticking out of her head continue (Acorna's World, 2000, etc.), as the telepathic Acorna, her traumatized "life-mate" Aari, and others on two and four legs to heal their shattered homeworld. Read full book review >

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DRAGONSEYE by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Comfortably cozy and domestic: an undramatic but meticulously detailed entry that should satisfy most dragonfans."
Another visit to planet Pern (The Dolphins of Pern, 1994, etc.), home of the famous Dragonriders, who—mounted on their genetically engineered, flying native dragons (with whom they form a mental bond)—battle the deadly corrosive lifeform known as Thread that periodically threatens the planet. Read full book review >

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NIMISHA'S SHIP by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Might just about satisfy McCaffrey's least critical fans."
New, independent sf from McCaffrey (Freedom's Challenge, 1998, etc.) Read full book review >

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THE TOWER AND THE HIVE by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1999

"Still, fans of the series will plunge right in."
Fifth and, according to the publisher, last in the SF series (ranging from The Rowan, 1990, to Lyon's Pride, 1994, McCaffrey providing a solidly detailed synopsis) about the descendants of the prodigiously talented Rowan. Read full book review >

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PEGASUS IN SPACE by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2000

Sequel to Pegasus in Flight (1990) and To Ride Pegasus (1973), yarns that prequel McCaffrey's Talents series (most recently, The Tower and the Hive, 1999). Read full book review >

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FREEDOM'S CHALLENGE by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 4, 1998

"McCaffrey provides a useful plot recap, and this entry—somewhat more conclusive than its predecessors—offers proven allures for series fans."
Third in McCaffrey's series (Freedom's Landing, 1995; Freedom's Choice, 1997) about planet Botany and its diverse population of humans and aliens, including ex-Earth Girl Kris Bjornsen and her aristocratic, renegade Cattani lover, Zainal. Read full book review >