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Dragonholder: The Life
and Dreams (So Far)
of Anne McCaffrey
Dragonholder: The Life
and Dreams (So Far)
of Anne McCaffrey
Book Information
Author Todd McCaffrey
First Published November 1999
Publisher Del Rey
Pages 128
Cover Artist(s) Rowena Morrill [1]


This is not a part of the Pern universe but rather a scrapbook about Anne McCaffrey (with pictures) available also as an eBook. NOTE: This is a reprint of the older Del Rey (and, later, Foxxe Frey) book.[2]


An enthralling biography of one of the most luminous shining stars of fantasy and science fiction, world builder and dragon master Anne McCaffrey, written by her son, collaborator, and most devoted fan

While you’ve been to Pern . . . you haven’t heard the stories behind the stories.

I propose to fix that.

–Todd McCaffrey

When Anne McCaffrey’s Hugo Award–winning novella “Weyr Search” appeared in the late 1960s as part of the novel Dragonflight, the science fiction universe was gloriously transformed as readers first experienced the exhilarating thrill of soaring with dragons. With the many Pern novels that followed, McCaffrey steadily won the hearts and unwavering devotion of millions of fans, eventually earning a permanent position on the New York Times bestseller list. Dragonholder celebrates the birth and growth of McCaffrey’s breathtaking literary vision, as well as the momentous events of a life that was in many ways as extraordinary as the worlds and characters that McCaffrey created.

No one understands or appreciates McCaffrey’s life and work better than her son, Todd, does. In Dragonholder, her frequent coauthor and avid fan intimately examines his mother’s childhood and early adulthood, the amazing gift of second sight she inherited from her own mother and grandmother, the trials she faced juggling a career and a family during the turbulent sixties, and her rise to literary stardom—and he reveals the events and influences that ultimately gave rise to the myriad wonders of Pern and the other miraculous worlds borne of Anne McCaffrey’s unparalleled imagination. [3]

External Links

Pern Museum & Archives [1]


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