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McCaffrey, Todd 1956-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 284 publications in 1 language and 21,994 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  Fantasy fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Science fiction 
Roles: Editor, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: PS3563.A255, 813.54
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Publications about Todd McCaffrey
Publications by Todd McCaffrey
Most widely held works by Todd McCaffrey
Dragon's kin by Anne McCaffrey( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 2,659 libraries worldwide
Young Kindan has no expectations other than joining his father in the mines of Camp Natalon, a coal mining settlement struggling to turn a profit far from the great Holds where the presence of dragons and their riders means safety and civilization. Mining is fraught with danger. Fortunately, the camp has a watch-wher, a creature distantly related to dragons and uniquely suited to specialized work in the dark, cold mineshafts. Kindan's father is the watch-wher's handler, and his son sometimes helps him out. But even that important job promises no opportunity outside the mine. Then disaster strikes. In one terrible instant, Kindan loses his family and the camp loses its watch-wher. Fathers are replaced by sons in the mine--except for Kindan, who is taken in by the camp's new Harper. Grieving, Kindan finds a measure of solace in a burgeoning musical talent ... and in a new friendship with Nuella, a mysterious girl no one seems to know exists. It is Nuella who assists Kindan when he is selected to hatch and train a new watch-wher, a job that forces him to give up his dream of becoming a Harper; and it is Nuella who helps him give new meaning to his life. Meanwhile, sparked by the tragedy, long-simmering tensions are dividing the camp. Far below the surface, a group of resentful miners hides a deadly secret. As warring factions threaten to explode, Nuella and Kindan begin to discover unknown talents in the misunderstood watch-wher-talents that could very well save an entire Hold. During their time teaching the watch-wher, the two learn some things themselves: that even a seemingly impossible dream is never completely out of reach ... and that light can be found even in darkness
Dragon's fire by Anne McCaffrey( Book )
28 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,536 libraries worldwide
When a mine containing firestone, the mineral that gives the dragons of Pern their ability to breathe fire, explodes, killing the miners trapped there, young Cristov volunteers to take over the dangerous task of retrieving the explosive rock for the dragons
Dragon Harper by Anne McCaffrey( Book )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 2,349 libraries worldwide
As a deadly epidemic sweeps across the land of Pern, only Kindan, a young apprentice to the guild of musicians and teachers known as the Harpers, recognizes the imminent peril and must come up with a way to stop the illness from spreading
Dragonsblood by Todd McCaffrey( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2,281 libraries worldwide
With the dragons of Pern dying and the only person who can save them long dead, the grieving dragon riders find clues in the lyrics of an ancient ballad to long forgotten knowledge and secrets hidden somewhere in Benden Weyr. Never in the dramatic history of Pern has there been a direr emergency than that which faces the young dragon rider Lorana. A mysterious fatal illness is striking dragons. The epidemic is spreading like wildfire and the next deadly cycle of thread fall is only days away. Somehow, Lorana must find a cure before the dragons, including her own beloved Arit succumb to the sickness, leaving Pern undefended. The lyrics of an all but forgotten song seem to point toward an answer from nearly five hundred years in the past, when Kitti Ping and her daughter Wind Blossom bred the first dragons from their smaller cousins, the fire lizards. No doubt the first colonists possessed the advanced technology to find the cure for which Lorana seeks, but over the centuries, that knowledge has been lost. Or has it? For in the distant past, an aged Wind Blossom worries that the germs that affect the fire lizards may one day turn on larger prey and unleash a plague that will destroy the dragons, Pern's only defenders against thread. But as her people struggle to survive, Wind Blossom has neither the time nor the resources to expend on a future that may never arrive until suddenly she uncovers evidence that her worst fears will come true. Now two brave women, separated by hundreds of years but joined by bonds transcending time, will become unknowing allies in a desperate race against sickness and thread fall, with nothing less than the survival of all life on Pern at stake
Dragon's time by Anne McCaffrey( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,008 libraries worldwide
Weyrwoman Fiona struggles to keep her surviving Weyr in fighting shape while Lorana plans a complicated time-travel journey to save their world
Dragonheart by Todd McCaffrey( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,985 libraries worldwide
The dragons of Pern are dying...and the only person who can save them has been dead for over 400 Turns. This fantasy is written by Anne McCaffrey's son, Todd, heir to the literary world of Pern
Dragongirl by Todd McCaffrey( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,916 libraries worldwide
Young Fiona, rider of the gold queen Talenth, has returned from the past, where she and a group of dragons and riders fled so that the wounded could heal from their previous battles with Thread and the younger dragons could safely grow to fighting age. Gone only three days, yet aged more than three years, Fiona is no longer a child but a woman prepared to fight against the Thread that threatens to destroy her world. Fiona's life takes a pivotal turn when a shocking tragedy thrusts her into a position of authority. Now she finds herself leading weyrfolk who have a hard time trusting a senior Weyrwoman who is both young and an outsider
Sky dragons by Anne McCaffrey( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,671 libraries worldwide
Xhinna, the first female Weyrleader, and her group of young dragonriders struggle to rebuild the decimated dragon population and protect the world from a deadly alien spore by collecting dragon eggs and protecting baby dragons from predators and saboteurs
Dragonholder by Todd McCaffrey( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Anne McCaffrey's son Todd gives us a candid and inspiring glimpse into the mind and soul of one of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers of all time--an extraordinary woman who has influenced a generation of writers and readers and left an indelible mark on the field
Dragon's kin by Anne McCaffrey( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 582 libraries worldwide
Young Kindan has no expectations other than joining his father in the mines of Camp Natalon, a coal mining settlement struggling to turn a profit far from the great Holds where the presence of dragons and their riders means safety and civilization. Mining is fraught with danger. Fortunately, the camp has watch-where, a creature distantly related to dragons and uniquely suited to specialized work in the dark, cold mineshafts. Kindan's father is the watch-where's handler, and his son sometimes helps him. But even that important job promises no opportunity outside the mine
Dragon's fire by Anne McCaffrey( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 565 libraries worldwide
When the last firestone mine explodes, Tenim contrives to turn this tragedy to his own advantage. Only Pellar, Halla and Cristov can stop him, and secure a future for the Dragonriders
Dragonsblood a dragonriders of Pern novel by Todd McCaffrey( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
Two brave women become unknowing allies in a desparate race against sickness and Threadfall
Dragon's time by Anne McCaffrey( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Weyrwoman Fiona struggles to keep her surviving Weyr in fighting shape while Lorana plans a complicated time-travel journey to save their world
Dragon harper a new novel of Pern by Anne McCaffrey( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 446 libraries worldwide
As a deadly epidemic sweeps across the land of Pern, only Kindan, a young apprentice to the guild of musicians and teachers known as the Harpers, recognizes the imminent peril and must come up with a way to stop the illness from spreading
Sky dragons by Anne McCaffrey( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
"Now, with all of Pern imperiled by the aftereffects of a plague that killed scores of dragons and left the planet helpless against the fall of deadly Thread, the only hope for the future lies in the past. There, on an unexplored island, a group of dragon-riders led by Xhinna, a brave young woman who rides the blue dragon Tazith, must battle lethal Mrreows and voracious tunnel snakes to build a safe home for themselves and the dragons, whose offspring will one day-- if they survive-- replenish Pern's decimated dragon population. But as the first female rider of a blue dragon, and the first female Weyrleader in the history of Pern, Xhinna faces an uphill battle in winning the respect and loyalty of her peers ... especially after an unforeseen tragedy leaves the struggling colony reeling from a shattering loss. Amid the grieving, one girl, Jirana, blessed-- or cursed-- with the ability to foresee potential futures, will help Xhinna find a way forward. The answer lies in time ... or, rather, in timing it: the awesome ability of the dragons to travel through time itself. But that power comes with risks, and by venturing further into the past, Xhinna may be jeopardizing the very future she has sworn to save"--Container
Dragongirl by Todd McCaffrey( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Young Fiona, rider of the gold queen dragon Talenth, has returned from spending three years in the past, where she helped sick and injured dragons and riders to heal in order to return to the present to fight Thread. She is three years older and wiser, but all around her dragons are falling ill and dying, and she and the others are still no closer to uncovering a cure
Dragonheart by Todd McCaffrey( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
The dragons of Pern are dying ... and the only person who can save them has been dead for over 400 Turns. This fantasy is written by Anne McCaffrey's son, Todd, heir to the literary world of Pern
Dragonwriter : a tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern by Todd McCaffrey( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
"Science fiction Grand Master Anne McCaffrey and her work, particularly her Dragonriders of Pern series, are beloved by generations of readers. She was one of the first science fiction writers to appear on the New York Times bestseller list, the first woman to win the Hugo and Nebula Awards, and an inductee to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Her death in November 2011 was met with an outpouring of grief and memories from those whose lives her stories had touched. Edited by her son Todd, Dragonwriter collects McCaffrey's friends, fans, and professional admirers to remember and pay tribute to the pioneering science fiction author, from the way her love of music and horses influenced her work to her redefinition of the SF genre"--
Dragon harper by Anne McCaffrey( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
A virulent plague is spreading across Pern. It is decimating hold after hold, without regard for distinctions of birth. With Threadfall only a few years away the Dragonriders do not dare to expose themselves to the infection. It falls to Kindan and the other apprentices to search for a cure
Dragonwriter a tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern ( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
"Science fiction Grand Master Anne McCaffrey and her work, particularly her Dragonriders of Pern series, are beloved by generations of readers. She was one of the first science fiction writers to appear on the New York Times bestseller list, the first woman to win the Hugo and Nebula Awards, and an inductee to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Her death in November 2011 was met with an outpouring of grief and memories from those whose lives her stories had touched. Edited by her son Todd, Dragonwriter collects McCaffrey's friends, fans, and professional admirers to remember and pay tribute to the pioneering science fiction author, from the way her love of music and horses influenced her work to her redefinition of the SF genre"--
 
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Alternative Names
Johnson, Todd, 1956-
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MacCaffrey, Todd J. 1956-
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McCaffrey, Todd Johnson.
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