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New PDF release: Anne McCaffrey: A Life with Dragons

By Robin Roberts

ISBN-10: 157806998X

ISBN-13: 9781578069989

Anne McCaffrey: A existence with Dragons is the biography of a author who vividly depicted alien creatures and new worlds. because the writer of the Dragonriders of Pern sequence, McCaffrey (b. 1926) is likely one of the most vital writers of technology fiction and fable. She is the 1st girl to win the Hugo and Nebula awards, and her 1978 novel The White Dragon was once the 1st science-fiction novel to seem at the big apple occasions hardcover bestseller record.

This biography finds a desirable and complicated determine, person who creates and re-creates her fiction via drawing on existence reviews. At a number of phases, McCaffrey has been a stunning younger woman who refused to slot into conventional gender roles in highschool, a stressed younger mom who desired to write, an American expatriate who grew to become an Irish citizen, an animal lover who dreamed of myth worlds with excellent relationships among people and beasts, and a spouse trapped in an unsatisfied marriage simply because the women's move took carry.

writer Robin Roberts performed interviews with McCaffrey, her young children, neighbors, and associates, and used archival correspondence and modern stories and feedback. The biography examines how McCaffrey's early pursuits in theater, Slavonic languages and literature, and British background, mythology, and tradition all formed her technological know-how fiction. The publication is a nuanced portrait of a author whose attraction extends well past readers of her selected genre.

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