Anne Inez McCaffrey (1 April 1926 – 21 November 2011) was an American-Irish writer most famous for her Dragonriders of Pern science fiction series. She was the first woman to win a Hugo Award for fiction (Best Novella, "Weyr Search", 1968) and the first to win a Nebula Award (Best Novella, "Dragonrider", 1969).
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- Who wills,
- "Dragonrider", published in Analog (January 1968), p. 148; also in Dragonsong, (1976) Ch. 7, p. 89
- Drummer, beat, and piper, blow,
Harper, strike, and soldier, go.
Free the flame and sear the grasses
Till the dawning Red Star passes.
- "Dragonrider", in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (January 1968), p. 157
- Exchange information, learn to speak sensibly about any subject, learn to express your thoughts, accept new ones, examine them, analyze. Think objectively. Think toward the future.
- The White Dragon (1978)
- When bad fortune occurs, the unresourceful, unimaginative man looks about him to attach the blame to someone else; the resolute accepts misfortune and endeavors to survive, mature, and improve because of it.
- Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (1983)
- Mostly I'm telling people that they don't have to be victims. They can be survivors but I don't as a rule put "messages" in my writing.
- Response to the question "What do you hope to give readers through your work?", in "An Interview With Anne McCaffrey" by Lynne Jamneck, at Writing World (2004)