I have yet to read everything Anne McCaffery has written but I have read much of her work.
The Dragons the Brain Brawn ships, Talent series both Pegasus and Tower and Nimisha's Ship are my favorites. I am very interested in seeing sequels to The Ship that searched and Nimisha's ship. Freedom's Landing and The Crystal series are also quite good. I did not click with Acorna not sure why. Maybe it's a guy thing. Anne is by far my Favorite SF/Fantasy writer.
>>By Ron (Monday, 17 Mar 2003 08:19)
I am a huge fan of Anne McCaffery. Her books should become movies,especially the Dragonrider series. I've read the entire series.If anybody has wacthed a mini series of any kind you'll have to agree that The Dragon Riders of Pern, woud beat them all hands down.Then she adds to our pleasure w/other books of Pern.I don't think that anybody would miss it,and I feel that with todays technology (i.e. computer graphics) that they could truly do her justice.I've read other books of hers but the Dragon Rider series is by far my favorite. ()xxx():::::::::::::::>TekaDan
>>By Danny (Sunday, 13 Apr 2003 09:35)
I was introduced to Anne McCaffey by my lifepartner of 20 years. I have written to her and she wrote me back several times and was wonderful! I have since read every book she has written in the Pern series and am now reading others. I was not surprised that I liked them as well. She has a way of making you feel a part of her stories.
>>By Cynthia Johnson (Thursday, 29 May 2003 06:03)
Does anyone feel that the quality of her later books has gone down hill? Some of them, whilst being a good read, can be a little on the scatter-shot side which makes them difficult to follow.
She still writes a mean story though.
>>By MoonCatBlue (Monday, 28 Jul 2003 07:22)
I'd have to agree with you, MoonCatBlue. But perhaps things will liven up a bit as her son takes over. A fresh new view on the world... I think maybe she just wanted to wrap up storylines with her old, cherished friends, personally, thus the oddities of the Skies novel.
>>By Noelani (Tuesday, 29 Jul 2003 19:41)
I am compelled to agree as well... however, we must remember that Anne is getting on in years
and has her farm to run as well as other diverse interests. I wonder why she hasn't been using
Michael Whelan to do her cover art lately? Does anyone know?
>>By Zooey (Wednesday, 30 Jul 2003 02:29)
i also found the dragon riders of pern the most readable books i have read in ages i am now reading nimisha's ship and would like a follow up to find out how thing went i feel like we have stoped half way through todg
>>By todg (Thursday, 23 Sep 2004 23:03)
unfortunately i've read only her first two books, hard to get my hands on the books i want in my country... but if you say the quality has gone down i'll be sad with you.... even the first two books were kind of on the edge, dragonflight was rather good really, but dragonsong lacked in sth i couldn't quite put my finger onto...got to read it again...
>>By HY - (Tuesday, 14 Jun 2005 09:59)
Nope, I find that her writing gets better with each book. I think she also puts some care into picking co-writers, as I enjoy their other works when I read them. When I am not feeling up to snuff, I always pick out one of my well-read copies of one of her books and settle in to take my mind off to another universe. Maggie
>>By Maggie (Wednesday, 9 Nov 2005 05:39)
I completely agree with Maggie - the more I read of Anne McCaffrey, the more I want to get my hands on her next book. I do think that if you aren't accustomed to her style it can be a bit hard to read her books, or at least to start them; I know it took me three tries to get through Dragonquest after reading Dragonflight...But even her Acorna series was amazing, though I still haven't found time to read the last installment. Anyone know if it's a good finale to the series?
>>By artificial_stupidity (Thursday, 24 Nov 2005 17:42)
I haven't read Anne McCaffrey since I was like twelve! But I love that it really doesn't matter how old you are. I recall her books as being awsomely fantastic.
>>By CÆT (Tuesday, 14 Mar 2006 20:00)
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