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Anne McCaffrey, one of the world's most popular authors, is best known for her Dragonriders of Pern(R) series. She was the first woman to win the two top prizes for science fiction writing, the Hugo and Nebula awards. She was also given the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement in Young Adult Fiction, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and was named a Science Fiction Writers of America Nebula Grand Master. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1926, McCaffrey relocated to Ireland in the 1970s, where she lived in a house of her own design, named Dragonhold-Underhill. She died in 2011. Todd McCaffrey is the bestselling author of the Pern novel Dragonsblood, as well as Dragon's Kin and Dragon's Fire, which he co-wrote with his mother, Anne McCaffrey. 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. From the Hardcover edition.
Praise for Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey Dragon's Fire "The McCaffreys' second fire-breathing collaboration . . . proves why these fabled dragons still cast a spell." -Publishers Weekly "Grittier than the early parts of the series; Todd's apparently brought a wider, more current worldview to Pern." -The San Diego Union-Tribune Dragon's Kin "Superb storytelling . . . essential for Pern fans of all ages." -Library Journal (starred review) "A guaranteed pleaser [in] one of SF's most splendid and longest-lived sagas." -Booklist From the Hardcover edition.