Pern Books

Dragonflight (1968)
After ten long Turns, Lessa was ready to come out of hiding, to reclaim her birthright… and to Impress the young dragon queen and become Weyrwoman of Benden. Suddenly the deadly silver Threads once again threatened all Pern with destruction. But the mighty telepathic dragons that for centuries had defended Pern were now few in number, not nearly enough to protect the planet in its hour of greatest peril. Then Lessa hatched a daring and dangerous scheme to rally support from people who had long ago ceased to exist!

Dragonquest (1971)
Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads began falling again. So the bold dragonriders too to the air once more and their magnificent flying dragons swirled and swooped, belching flames that destroyed the shimmering strands before they reached the ground. But F’lar knew he had to find a better way to protect his beloved Pern, and he had to find it before the rebellious Oldtimers could breed any more dissent… before his brother F’nor would be foolhardy enough to launch another suicide mission… and before those dratted fire lizards could stir up any more trouble!

Dragonsong (1976)
Menolly, Mistress of Music, Ward of Fire Lizards. Every two hundred years or so, shimmering threads fall, raining black ruin on Pern. The great dragons of Pern hurl themselves through the beleaguered skies, flaming tongues of fire to destroy deadly Thread and save the planet. it was not Threadfall that made Menolly unhappy. It was her father who betrayed her ambition to be a Harper, who thwarted her love of music. Menolly had no choice but to run away. She came upon a group of fire lizards, wild relatives of the fire-breathing dragons. her music swirled about them; she taught nine to sing, suddenly Menolly was no longer alone.

Dragonsinger (1977)
Menolly, Mistress of Fire Lizards, Apprentice of Harper Hall. Menolly arrived in triumph at the Harper Hall, aboard a bronze dragon. She had run away from home and lived in a cave, outrun Threadfall, impressed nine fire lizards and written songs that pleased the Masterharper of Pern. But what was her future at the hall to be? it seemed she was always late or her fire lizards underfoot, and why didn’t any of the other girls like her? Now there was nothing to keep her from her beloved music and fire lizards, could Menolly learn to live among others, realize her talent and find her rightful place in the future of Pern?

The White Dragon (1978)
Never had there been as close a bonding as the one that existed between the daring and adventurous young Lord Jaxom and his extraordinary white dragon, Ruth. Pure white and incredibly agile, Ruth was a dragon of many talents, though almost everyone on Pern thought he was a runt that would never amount to anything. But Jaxom knew better, knew he could teach his dragon to fly and to destroy the deadly silver Threads that fell from the sky. Disobeying all rules, Jaxom and Ruth trained in secret. Their illicit flight seemed but a minor disobedience – until they found themselves in the path of danger and in a position to prevent the biggest disaster of all!

Dragondrums (1979)
Piemur – dreamer of fire lizards, apprentice of drums. Once again Pern was in danger. The air trembled with rumors of deadly Threadfall. And, from within, there was another peril. The restless Oldtimers, who once battled the shimmering Thread, were now banished to Southern Hold, and breeding rebellion. His great singing career thwarted by the changing voice of youth, Piemur was now a drum apprentice, his messages sounding from the heights, The wily lad, vowing to help his beloved Pern, ends up in the south after a narrow escape during a secret mission, vanishes, survives Threadfall and turns up with, at long last, the little fire lizard of his dreams.

Moreta : Dragonlady of Pern (1982)
It was towards the end of the Pass of the Red Star – a time when every living creature on Pern was threatened by Threadfall – when the courage and daring of dragons and riders was all that kept the planet from extinction. And there, at the height of the battle against Thread, came a new and terrible evil. Moreta, in one last superhuman endeavor, was to save her people, and become the greatest legend of dragonlore until the end of time. This is the story of Moreta’s Ride.

Nerilka’s Story (1986) & The Coelura (1983)
It was in Moreta’s time – a time of legend, of heroic valor, of terrible Threadfall, and the Great Plague that devastated both Holders and Dragonfolk. For Lady Nerilka of Fort Hold the tragedy was twofold for, with the death of her mother and sister, her father’s mistress took possession of the Hold. Angry and betrayed, Nerilka decided to escape and, as Pern seethed in turmoil, she began her perilous journey to Ruatha, Alessan and an unknown destiny. The Coelura (also published seperately) is a non-Pern story but Nerilka’s Story was never published as a stand alone story.

Dragonsdawn (1988)
The beautiful planet Pern seemed a paradise to its new colonists – until unimaginable terror turned it into hell. Suddenly deadly spores were falling like silver threads from the sky, devouring everything – and everyone – in their path. It began to look as if the colony, cut off from Earth and lacking the resources to combat the menace, was doomed. Then some of the colonists noticed that the small, dragonlike lizards that inhabited their new world were joining the fight against Thread, breathing fire on it and teleporthing to safety. If only, they thought, the dragonets were big enough for a human to ride and intelligent enough to work as a team with a rider… And so they set their most talented geneticist to work to create the creatures Pern so desperately needed: dragons!

The Renegades of Pern (1989)
They were the misfits, the outcasts, the murderers without Hold or Crafthall. Some were resentful, some sought vengeance, but it was not until Thella, Lady Holder of Telgar, began to weld them together into a terrifying and brilliantly evil clan that they became the Renegades of Pern. It was a time of great turmoil on the planet. The pass of the Red Star had brought a new terrible reign of Threadfall, and in the Southern Hold, Toric was carving out an enormous empire for himself from lands as yet uncharted. And as the times of trouble grew, so did the ravages of Thella and her band, turning from theft to murder to vicious and insane revenge. Jayge Lilcamp, the young trader, was one of the first of the renegades, and as he saw what Thella had done to his family and his wagon train he began to seek his own revenge, a revenge which grew into a determination to destroy the most evil woman on Pern.

All The Weyrs of Pern (1991)
For generations, the dragonriders had dedicated their lives to fighting Thread, the dreaded spores that periodically rained from the sky to ravage the land. On the backs of their magnificent telepathic dragons they flew to flame the deadly stuff out of the air before it could reach the planet’s surface. But the greatest dream of the dragonriders was to find a way to eradicate Thread completely, so that never again would their beloved Pern be threatened with destruction. Now, for the first time, it looked as if that dream could come true. For when the people of Pern, led by Masterharper Robinton and F’lar and Lessa, Weyrleader and Weyrwoman of Benden Weyr, excavated the ancient remains of the planet’s original settlement, they uncovered the colonists’ voice-activated artificial intelligence system – which still functioned! And the computer had incredible news for them: There was a chance – a good chance – that they could, at long last, annihilate Thread for once and for all!

The Chronicles of Pern : First Fall (1993)
Five gripping episodes of early Pern – from the very first space survey recommending colonization, to the last, where the early world, its young dragon culture undetected, is condemned to be isolated in space. Here is the saga of the mass evacuation from the volcanic southern continent, an entire group of people moved across the dangerous seas, guarded and guided by a flotilla of dolphins. Here, too, is the story of the creation of Ruatha Hold – a mammoth undertaking in the early days of Pern. And here is one of the most fascinating dragon tales, when Fort Weyr was the only weyr, and when dragonriders and dragons were overcrowded to danger point. As the news broke of three fresh weyrs to be established, a young girl, Torene, came to realize that her dragon could be the next Queen of the newly formed Benden Weyr.

The Dolphins of Pern (1994)
When the first humans came to settle the planet Pern, they did not come alone: intelligence-enhanced dolphins also crossed the stars to colonize the oceans of the new planet while their human partners settled the vast continents. But then disaster struck. The deadly silver spores called Thread fell like rain from the sky, and as the human colonists’ dreams of a new, idyllic life shattered into a desperate struggle for survival, the dolphins were forgotten… Now, centuries later, as the dragonriders of Pern were preparing to complete the momentous task of ridding their world of Thread forever, T’lion, a young bronze rider, and his friend Readis, son of the Lord Holder of Paradise River Hold, made contact with the legendary “shipfish”. And as the dragonriders grappled with the ending of an era, T’lion, Readis and the dolphins faced the start of a new one: reviving the bond between land- and ocean-dwellers – and resurrecting the dreams of the first colonists of Pern!

Red Star Rising (also published as Dragon’s Eye in the USA), The second Chronicles of Pern (1996)
For two hundred Turns there had been peace on Pern – but now the signs were ominous. Violent winter storms and erupting volcanoes heralded the coming of the Second Pass of Thread, when the red planet would rain down its horrifying harvest and destroy every living organism on the face of Pern. No human or dragon or animal or plant was safe from the hideous death inflicted by Thread. Weyrs and Holds tried to prepare, but they had serious problems. Over the generations much of the old technology had been lost. AIVAS, the giant information bank, was buried under tons of volcanic ash, and valuable and skilled men and women had succumbed to disease and old age, taking with them the knowledge of a great civilization. They had to prepare as best they could, training the great flights of dragons and ensuring that the Lord Holders did their part by protecting their people in every possible way. Only Lord Chalkin, Holder of Bitra, refused to co-operate. He did not believe in Threadfall. It was a plot of the Weyrs to gain ascendancy over the Holds. He would do nothing to protect Bitra or its people. The Lord Holders and Weyrleaders were of one accord. Chalkin must be impeached and removed from his lands if the planet was to made safe.

The Masterharper of Pern (1998)
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 to be one of the most famous leaders Pern has ever known. It is a perilous time for the harpers who sing of Thread – they are being turned away from holds, derided, attacked, even beaten. In this climate of unrest, Robinton will come into his own. But despite the tragedies that beset his own life, he continues to believe in music and in the dragons, and he is determined to save his beloved Pern from itself – so that the dragonriders can be ready to fly against the dreaded Thread when at last it returns…

The Skies of Pern (2001)
A new age is dawning on Pern, for since the dragons have changed the orbit of the Red Star, the horrors of Threadfall will soon be a thing of the past. But even as the dragon riders are trying to decide what their future role will be, further dangers are beginning to emerge, as those calling themselves the Abominators plot together to destroy all the learning that has been discovered from the records of the Ancients (colonists). Their first vicious assault is on the Healer Halls – irrevocable damage is done and it is obvious that this is a worldwide movement with a dangerous mind leading those who would destroy all of the new knowledge. And now comes a fresh and terrible catastrophe – a large cometary fragment is hurtling towards Pern and cannot be deflected. Everyone – dragons, riders, holders and craftsmen – must stand by to perform a giant rescue operation. As F’lessan, son of Lessa and F’lar, plays his heroic part in the events that follow, he is helped by Tai, his new weyrmate. But it is the dragons, bronze Golanth and the brilliant green Zaranth, who will provide the solution to the dangers of the skies.

Dragon’s Kin (2004) by Anne & Todd McCaffrey
The first Pern novel on which the heir-to-Pern, Anne’s son Todd McCaffrey, collaborated with his mother. Young Kindan has no expectations other than joining his father in the mines of Camp Natalon. Mining is fraught with danger, but fortunately the camp has a watch-wher, a creature distantly related to dragons and uniquely suited to specialized work in the dark, cold mineshafts. Then disaster strikes, leaving Kindan orphaned and the camp without a watch-wher. Grieving, Kindan is taken in by the camp’s new Harper and finds a measure of solace in a burgeoning musical talent… and in a new friendship with the mysterious Nuella. Nuella assists Kindan when he is selected to hatch and train a new watch-where, a job that forces him to give up his dream of becoming a Harper; and it is Nuella who helps him give a new meaning to his life. Meanwhile, long-simmering tensions are dividing the camp. As warring factions threaten to explode, Nuella and Kindan begin to discover hidden talents in the watch-wher – talents that could very well save an entire Hold and show them that even a seemingly impossible dream is never completely out of reach…

Dragonsblood (2005) by Todd McCaffrey
A deadly plague has begun to wipe out the dragons and fire-lizards, leaving mankind no defence against the deadly Thread which has just begun to fall in the Thrid Pass. Tantalized by a song that seems to suggest that Lorana can find out how to heal the dragons, the Harper Kindan and Lorana race against time to solve the clues that Wind Blossom left behind. Can they find the cure in time to save Lorana’s queen, Arith, and the rest of the dragons? If they don’t, there will be no dragons left, and all life on the planet will be devoured. And how could Wind Blossom, Pern’s last geneticist, know of a peril 400 Turns after her death?

Dragon’s Fire (2006) by Anne & Todd McCaffrey
When Masterharper Zist tales over as Harper for Natalon’s coal-mining camp, he takes with him his apprentice, the orphaned, mute Pellar, and Pellar’s fire-lizard Chitter. Pellar has become a gifted tracker and Zist gives him his own mission – to find out if the recent thefts of coal are the work of the Shunned, criminals condemned to a life of wandering and hardship.
Halla is one of the children of the Shunned. Though innocent of her parents’ crimes, these children have inherited their cruel punishment. With no shelter, when the lethal Thread falls again they will have no protection against it. Life is even tougher for Halla: all her family are dead and she must fend for herself. Yet Halla is kind and gentle, devoted to helping those more helpless than she – unlike Tenim, a fellow child of the Shunned. Tenim is in league with Tarik, a crooked miner from Camp Natalon, who helps him steal coal in exchange for a cut of the profit. But Tenim soon realizes there is a lot more to be made from firestone, the volatile mineral that enables the dragons of Pern to burn Thread from the sky. Tenim doesn’t care what he has to do, or whom he has to kill, in order to corner the market. Cristov is Tarik’s son. Dishonoured by his father’s greed and trechery, he decides he must make amends somehow… even if ut means risking his life by mining the volatile firestone, which blows up on contact with the slightest drop of moisture. When te last remaining firestone mine explodes in flames, a desperate race begins to find a new deposit of the deadly but essential mineral, for without it there can be no defence against Thread. But Tenim has a murderous plan to turn the tragedy to his own advantage, and only Pellar, Halla and Cristov can stop him – and ensure that there will be a future for all in the world of the Dragonriders.

Dragon Harper (2008) by Anne & Todd McCaffrey
All Kindan ever wanted to do was become a Harper, singing, playing, and teaching the ballads of Pern, and he is thrilled when he becomes an apprentice at the Harper Hall. But then he is offered the chance to attend a hatching and succeeds in Impressing the magnificent bronze fire-lizard, Valla. There he meets Koriana, daughter of Lord Holder Bemin of Fort Hold. She also Impresses, in het case a gold fire-lizard, and there is an instant attraction between her and Kindan. Unfortunately an apprentice Harper is not considered a suitable consort for a Fort Lord Holder’s daughter and they are quickly separated, leaving Kindan to wonder about his future – would it be possible for him to have more thn just the life of a Harper? But suddenly everythin starts to go wrong for Kindan and he is accused of starting a fire which destroys ancient and extremely precious records. Kindan is banished to Fort Hold in shame and dishonour. However, his own worries pale into sugnificance when a terrible plague starts to spread across Pern, killing bearly everyone infected. As it reaches Fort Hold, Kindan and the rest of Pern’s inhabitants know their very survival is in doubt.

Dragonheart (2008) by Todd McCaffrey
When Fiona, the only surviving member of Lord Holder Bemin’s family,Impresses a queen dragon, she doesn’t begin to realize the perils and privileges that come with her new role. As she grows into a young woman and her dragon reaches her full growth, Fiona faces not only the possibility of losing her dragon to sickness that has claimed so many others but also the challenges of becoming a Weyrwoman in her own right. What, she must ask herself, is she willing to give up in order to become a queen rider? And, although the marvelous queen dragon has chosen her, is she really suited to the life of a queen rider? As the injured dragons at Fort Weyr begin to outnumber this fit to fly against Thread, Weyrleader K’lior comes up with a desperate plan – to send the least injured and the older weurlings back in time, so that they can grow strong enough to fight Thread in the past and then return to help the Weyr. But will only twelve older weyrlings and thirty lightly injured riders be enough to save Fort Weyr?Forced to stay behind because her dragin is still too young, Fiona must confront a life-and-death choice.

Dragongirl (2010) by Todd McCaffrey
Shortly after Fiona’s return to Fort Weyr, three Turns older and wiser, her queen, Talenth, is infected with the dreaded sickness that has consumed so many of Pern’s precious fire-breathing dragons. Talenth’s recovery and the recovery of all other dragons on Pern is delivered by the unflagging efforst of Lorana and Kindan at Benden Weyr – but their one vital clue is bought only with the loss of all the dragons of Telgar Weyr. Fiona is sent to relieve the distressed weyrfolk of the now-dragonless Weyr. When Talenth rises to mate, Fiona finds herself not only Telgar’s senior Weyrwoman but at the centre of the dilemma that confronts all Pern – how can the one thousand fighting dragons do the job of three thousand? And, if they can’t, how long will it be before all of Pern is consumed by Thread?

Dragon’s Code (2018) by Gigi McCaffrey
Just in time for the finftieth anniversary of Anne McCaffrey’s beloved Dragonriders of Pern series comes this new Pern novel, from Anne’s daughter and designated heir to Pern, Gigi McCaffrey. With Dragon’s Code, set in Ninth Pass Pern, Gigi does her mother proud. The last time Thread attacked Pern, the world was unprepared for the fight – until the Oldtimers appeared. These courageous dragnonriders arrived from the past, traveling four hundred Turns into the future to help their descendants survive. But the collision of past and present took its toll. While most of the displaced rescuers adapted to their new reality, others could not abide the jarring change and found themselves in a soul-crushing exile, where unhappiness and resentment seethed. Piemur, a Journeyman Harper, also feels displaced, cast adrift by the loss of his spectacular boyhood voice and uncertain of his future. But when the Masterharper of Pern sees promise in the young man and sends him undercover among the exiled Oldtimers, Piemur senses the looming catastrophe that threatens the balance of power between the Weyrs and Holds of Pern. When the unthinkable happens, Piemur must rise to the challenge to avert disaster and restore honour tot the dragons and dragonriders of Pern. Because now, in a world already beset by Thread, another, more insidious danger looms: for the first time in living memory, dragons may be on the verge of fighting dragons.

Short Stories

Weyr Search, first published in: Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (October 1967). The first Pern story to be published, later formed the first part of the book Dragonflight.

Dragonrider, first published in: Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (December 1967 and January 1968). Sequel to the abovementioned Weyr Search, later the second part of the book Dragonflight.

The Smallest Dragonboy, first published in: Science Fiction Tales (ed. by Roger Elwood; 1973), later in: Get off the Unicorn (1977) and in: A Gift of Dragons (2002) and in many other books and anthologies. The only thing Keevan wanted in life was to be a dragonrider, just like his father. Surely nothing could be as thrilling as soaring through the air between the powerful wings of a dragon… But Keevan was small, and there were always more boys than there were dragons – someone must be disappointed. Keevan wasn’t exactly the foremost candidate but dragons have their own standards, especially the bronzes, the most highly prized dragons of all…

A Time When, published by Nesfa Press (1975). Being a tale of young Lord Jaxom, his white dragon Ruth and various fire-lizards. Published in a limited run for a convention it is part of the later published The White Dragon.

The Impression (written by Jody Lynn Nye with input from Anne McCaffrey), in: Gateways (March 1989) and in: The Dragonlover’s Guide to Pern (1989). I asked both authors who actually wrote this story. When asked in chat on her site Anne said she did but Jody later stated that she had written the story with input from Anne.

Rescue Run, published as a seperate book by The Wildside Press (1991) and in: Analog (August 1992) and in: The Chronicles of Pern : First Fall (1993). A story about a rescue mission carried out by a team that reacts to Ted Tubberman’s homing device.

The P.E.R.N. Survey, in: Amazing Stories Magazine (September 1993) and in: The Chronicles of Pern : First Fall (1993). A story about the Evaluation Corps team that first discovered and evaluated Pern.

The Dolphin’s Bell, published as a seperate book by The Wildside Press (1993) and in: The Chronicles of Pern : First Fall (1993). A story about the heroic journey from the Southern Continent to the Northern Continent, featuring the dolphins of Pern. Set during the First Pass.

The Ford of Red Hanrahan, in: The Chronicles of Pern : First Fall (1993). A story about the founding of Ruatha. Set during the First Pass.

The Second Weyr, in: The Chronicles of Pern : First Fall (1993). A story about the start of Benden Weyr. Set in the First Pass.

The Girl Who Heard Dragons, in: The Girl Who Heard Dragons (1994) and in: A Gift of Dragons (2002). A story that covers the adventures of Aramina, Jayge Lilcamp and Lady Holdless Thella about which you can read more in The Renegades of Pern.

Runner of Pern, in: Legends (ed. Robert Silverberg; 1998) and in: A Gift of Dragons (2002). A story about a girl named Tenna, one of the Runners of Pern, who follows family tradition by delivering messages and who will find her destiny on the mossy traces that runners have used for centuries under the dragon filled sky. Set just prior to the start of the Ninth Pass.

Ever the Twain, in: A Gift of Dragons (2002). A story about twins who both Impress. Probably set in the Second or Third Pass

Beyond Between, in: Legends II (ed. Robert Silverberg; 2004). A story that covers the experiences of Moreta, and her friends, right after she goes between after delivering the last serum for the dreaded plague, which raged at the end of Sixth Pass.

Companion books & various

Pern Portfolio (1978). Essentially a fanzine with short stories and essays by fans (a limited, numbered run of 300) and a foreword by Anne Mccaffrey.

Dragonsong, the play. Adapted for the stage by Irene Elliott (1980, 1982), published by Anchorage Press (1991).

Dragonriders of Pern boardgame, based on the novels by Anne Mccaffrey. Two versions published (1983, 1989) with different boards with art work by Tim Hildebrandt (map) and Robin Wood (playing cards), published by Mayfair Games Inc.

Dragonriders of Pern, computer game for Commodore and Atari (both issued on cassette and disk) published by Epyx Computer Software (1983).

The Atlas of Pern by Karen Wynn Fonstad (1984). A complete guide to Anne McCaffrey’s wonderful world of Pern. The Atlas of Pern provides a spellbinding tour of the world where the harassed settlers from Earth fight to overcome seemingly impossible odds and to carve out a new life for themselves and the future.

Dragonriders of Pern, the book game, published by Nova (1984).

Dragonharper by Jody Lynn Nye (1987). A Crossroads adventure set in the world of Anne McCaffrey’s Pern. A tale about young Harper Robinton and his first odessey on Pern. The book can be read or played as a game.

Dragonfire by Jody Lynn Nye (1988). A Crossroads adventure set in the world of Anne McCaffrey’s Pern. A story about Mirrim and her green dragon Path dealing with theft and Threadfall on Pern. The book can be read or played as a game.

The People of Pern by Robin Wood with text and an introduction by Anne McCaffrey (1988). Portraits and short descriptions of many of the characters from the books.

The Dragonlover’s Guide To Pern by Jody Lynn Nye with Anne McCaffrey, illustrated by Todd Cameron Hamilton and James Clouse, first edition (1989), second extended editon (1997). An indispensable guide to the wonderful world of Anne McCaffrey and her dragons (includes the short story The Impression). Guranteed to enritch every armchair reader’s journey into McCaffrey’s legendary world, this illuminating guide leaves no stone in Pern unturned. Both faithful fans and newcomers will relish the fascinating history and lore of the dragons, the people, the places and Thread.

Dragonflight, graphic novel (comic) book, published by Eclipse in three seperate volumes (c. 1991) later also published as an omnibus and in hard bound, limited editions.

A Diversity of Dragons by Anne McCaffrey with Richard Woods, illustrated by John Howe (1997). Large format book.

The Masterharper of Pern CD (1997). Music from Anne McCaffrey’s world of Pern, composed, arranged and performed by Tania Opland and Mike Freeman.

Chronicles of Pern Dragonriders, game for PC and Sega Dreamcast by Ubisoft (2001).

The Masterharper of Pern Songbook (2004). Anne McCaffrey’s, Tania Opland and Mike Freeman. Sheet music and lyrics.

40 Years of Pern. A Liber Fanorum for Anne McCaffrey (ed. Hans van der Boom, Anneli Conroy, Cheryl Miller; 2007).
With an introduction by Anne McCaffrey, this book of collected essays celebrates the 40th anniversary of the publication of the first Dragonriders of Pern story, Weyr Search. The included essays describe how fans came to first read Pern, and what it has meant in their lives. Some tales are touching, others are humorous, and almost all are accompanied by a photograph. Contributing fans include some notable names: authors Margaret Ball, Elizabeth Kerner, Naomi Novik, Jody Lynn Nye, Elizabeth Anne Scarborough, Bill Fawcett and Richard Woods; artists Les Edwards and Robin Wood; NASA Colonel Pamela Melroy (captain of the October 2007 Space Shuttle flight) and musicians Mike Freeman and Tania Opland (creators of the Pern music CD’s). To order your copy of the printed book or the ebook: click here.

Anne McCaffrey. A Life with Dragons (2007). An illustrated biography written by Robin Roberts.

Sunset’s Gold CD (2008). Music from Anne McCaffrey’s Harper Hall novels (world of Pern), composed, arranged and performed by Tania Opland and Mike Freeman with guest musicians Philips Boulding, Harper Tasche, Madeleine Doherty, Felicia Dale, Alice Healey, William Pint, Toni Wood, Joe Prater and Emily Groff.

Dragonwriter. A tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern (ed. Todd McCaffrey and Leah Wilson) (2013). Science fiction Grand Master Anne McCaffrey and her work, particularly her Dragonriders of Pern series, are beloved by generations of readers. Her death in November 2011 was met with an outpouring of grief and memories from those whose lives her stories had touched. In this book friends, fans and professional admirers remember and pay tribute to the pioneering SF author.

Sunset’s Gold songbook (2017). Anne McCaffrey’s, Tania Opland and Mike Freeman. Sheet music and lyrics.

In addition

There are many, many more Pern related publications of all kinds, varying from stories in magazines and hundreds of fanzines to filk music. The original short stories that formed the basis for the series were published in dozens of different anthologies and apart from that, Anne’s Pern books were translated in about 30 different languages. My own Anne McCaffrey library comprises over 600 books (included are also non Pern books written by her), many of which are in other languages than English and many that were collected for their cover art.

Hans van der Boom
March 2020