Anne McCaffrey is best known for The Ship Who Sang and its sequels and for the fourteen novels about the Dragonriders of Pern, many of them international bestsellers. In 2005, McCaffrey was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America; she was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2007. McCaffrey lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland.
"Anne McCaffrey, with her dragons, says something very valuable about humans and their interplay with the world around them." --Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of The Mists of Avalon"Few are better at mixing elements of high fantasy and hard science fiction in a narrative that disarms skepticism by its open embrace of the joys of wish fulfillment." --The New York Times Book Review