Search Results: "Todd McCaffrey"


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DRAGON'S TIME by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 28, 2011

"A sadly inadequate exemplar of a beloved, classic series that is clearly long past its sell-by date."
Anne and Todd McCaffrey return once too often to the planet Pern, where humans ride telepathic dragons to fight a mindless alien menace. Read full book review >

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DRAGONSBLOOD by Todd McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

"Series fans were not all that delighted with the joint effort Dragon's Kin (2003), which had inconsistencies with earlier installments, but the saga can probably coast on its affectionate readership. "
Son and collaborator Todd's first solo Dragonriders of Pern novel, with mother Anne's introductory blessing. Read full book review >

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DRAGON’S KIN by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Should charm the young."
Fifteenth in the Dragonriders of Pern series, with McCaffrey's son Todd taking up the dragon reins as co-author and heir. 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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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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IN ECSTASY by Kate McCaffrey
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Predictable and oddly stilted for a book that deals with drugs and contains two incidents of sexual predation, this didactic tale is unlikely to find a wide audience, particularly in a country where Ecstasy use among teens is declining. (drug-abuse resource list) (Fiction. 13-16)"
An oddly old-fashioned drug-abuse story from Australia. Read full book review >

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THE SKIES OF PERN by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 3, 2001

"The saga trundles on, a mild diversion for the legions of dragonfans."
Addition to McCaffrey's already vast saga about planet Pern (The Masterharper of Pern, 1998, etc.), where intelligent, telepathic, fire-breathing dragons and their riders labor to destroy deadly corrosive Thread as it falls from the skies when the malevolent Red Star swings near. Read full book review >

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DAMIA'S CHILDREN by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Considerably more substance than hitherto, but shapeless and exasperatingly inconclusive: only series fans need apply."
McCaffrey's third far-future yarn (The Rowan, 1990; Damia, p. 577) in which powerful psychic Talents teleport cargo and people about the galaxy, while leaving themselves ample time for family doings and telepathic chat. 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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LYON'S PRIDE by Anne McCaffrey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 16, 1994

"The main drawback is in telling the characters apart; even keeping their names straight is a headache. (Science Fiction Book Club Main Selection)"
Fourth in the series (Damia's Children, etc.) of far-future, galactic empire yarns in which the descendants of The Rowan— blessed with telepathic and teleportational abilities—carry on the usual multigenerational family activities while cooperating to investigate the threat posed by the Hivers, incomprehensible, expansionist, insect-like aliens utterly hostile to non-Hiver life forms. Read full book review >