Dragonwriter

Genre: Literary Criticism

DragonwriterA Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern

A Tribute to SF Great Anne McCaffreyAngelina Adams - David Brin - David Gerrold - John Goodwin - Janis IanAlec Johnson - Georgeanne Kennedy - Mercedes Lackey - Sharon Lee & Steve MillerLois McMaster Bujold - Elizabeth Moon - Charlotte Moore - Robert NeilsonJody Lynn Nye & Bill Fawcett - Robin Roberts - Elizabeth Ann ScarboroughWen Spencer - Michael Whelan - Richard J. Woods - Chelsea Quinn YarbroWhen Anne McCaffrey passed in November 2011, it was not only those closest to her who mourned her death; legions of readers also felt the loss deeply. The pioneering science fiction author behind the Dragonriders of Pern® series crafted intricate stories, enthralling worlds, and strong heroines that profoundly impacted the science fiction community and genre.In Dragonwriter, Anne’s son and Pern writer Todd McCaffrey collects memories and stories about the beloved author, along with insights into her writing and legacy, from those who knew her best. Nebula Award–winner Elizabeth Moon relates the lessons she learned from Pern’s Lessa (and from Lessa’s creator); Hugo Award–winner David Brin recalls Anne’s steadfast belief that the world to come will be better than the one before; legendary SFF artist Michael Whelan tells stories about never-before-published Pern sketches from his archives; and more.Join Anne’s co-writers, fellow science fiction authors, family, and friends in remembering her life and exploring how her mind and pen shaped not only the Weyrs of Pern, but also the literary landscape as we know it.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 8 hours
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Author
Todd McCaffrey (Editor)

Biography:
Todd McCaffrey is the bestselling author of the Pern novels Dragonsblood, Dragonheart, and Dragongirl, and the co-author, with his mother, Anne McCaffrey, of Dragon’s Time, Dragon’s Kin, Dragon’s Fire, and Dragon Harper. A computer engineer, he currently lives in Los Angeles. Having grown up in Ireland with the epic of the Dragonriders of Pern,® he is bursting with ideas for new stories of that world, its people, and its dragons.
Narrator
Todd McCaffrey

Biography:
Todd McCaffrey is the bestselling author of the Pern novels Dragonsblood, Dragonheart, and Dragongirl, and the co-author, with his mother, Anne McCaffrey, of Dragon’s Time, Dragon’s Kin, Dragon’s Fire, and Dragon Harper. A computer engineer, he currently lives in Los Angeles. Having grown up in Ireland with the epic of the Dragonriders of Pern,® he is bursting with ideas for new stories of that world, its people, and its dragons.
Narrator
Mel Foster

Biography:
Mel Foster has narrated over 150 audiobooks, winning several awards. He's twice an Audie finalist for both 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History and Finding God in Unexpected Places, and won for the latter title. He has also won several AudioFile Earphones awards. Best known for mysteries, he has also narrated classic authors such as Thoreau, Nabokov, and Whitman.
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Emily Durante

Biography:
Emily Durante comes from a family of audiobook professionals and has been honored to narrate and direct hundreds of audiobooks over 15 years. Current favorites among her narrations include Cut Me Loose by Leah Vincent and the Fast Track series by Erin McCarthy. She resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two sons.
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Janis Ian

Biography:
Janis Ian is a Grammy Award–winning songwriter, singer, and author. She lives in Nashville with her partner of two decades.

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