Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (16)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.  So here's a thing I'm looking forward to: Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffery and Pern, edited by Todd McCaffery (from Smart Pop, August 6, 2013).

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.

I've been a fan of Anne McCaffrey for a long time, since I ran across the Harper Hall series in my local library when I was twelve or so. I haven't reread any of her work in a long time, mostly because I'm afraid that the Sexism Fairy will have visited while I wasn't looking, but that doesn't change how much I absolutely loved Pern when I was a teenager. I'll read this for the nostalgia value, if nothing else.

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