Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011) was an American-Irish novelist of science fiction, fantasy and planetary romance. She is best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series and the novel The Ship Who Sang. She got the inspiration for another one of her well known novels, Restoree, when she saw how women were portrayed in science fiction, while their men would be the ones fighting the aliens, thus it was important to her to create a stronger female lead character. McCaffrey would receive dozens among dozens of awards for her work and was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2006. She died at age 85 from a stroke.

Anne McCaffrey started writing short stories in the 1950s. Her first novel published was Dragonflight, which came out in 1968. Below is a list of Anne McCaffrey’s books in order of when they were originally published (as well as in chronological order):

Publication Order of Dragonriders Of Pern Books


Dragonflight(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragonquest(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragonsong(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragonsinger(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The White Dragon(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragondrums(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nerilka's Story(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragonsdawn(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Renegades of Pern(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the Weyrs of Pern(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dolphins of Pern(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Star Rising(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Masterharper of Pern(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Gift of Dragons(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon's Kin(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon's Fire(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon Harper(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon's Time(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sky Dragons(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Brain & Brawn Ship Books


The Ship Who Sang(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
PartnerShip(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ship Who Searched(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The City Who Fought(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ship Who Won(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Crystal Universe Books


The Coelura(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nimisha's Ship(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Crystal Singer Trilogy Books


Crystal Singer(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killashandra(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crystal Line(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dinosaur Planet Books


Dinosaur Planet(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dinosaur Planet Survivors(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Planet Pirates Trilogy Books


Sassinak(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Death of Sleep(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Generation Warriors(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Talent Books


To Ride Pegasus(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pegasus in Flight(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pegasus in Space(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Tower and Hive Books


The Rowan(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Damia(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Damia's Children(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lyon's Pride(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tower and the Hive(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Barque Cat Books


Catalyst(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Catacombs(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Doona Books


Decision at Doona(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crisis on Doona(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treaty at Doona(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Powers Trilogy Books


Powers That Be(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Power Lines(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Power Play(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Twins Of Petaybee Books


Changelings(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maelstrom(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deluge(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Freedom Books


Freedom's Landing(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Freedom's Choice(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Freedom's Challenge(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Freedom's Ransom(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Acorna Books


Acorna: The Unicorn Girl(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Acorna's Quest(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Acorna's People(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Acorna's World(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Acorna's Search(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Acorna's Rebels(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Acorna's Triumph(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Acorna’s Children Books


First Warning(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second Wave(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Third Watch(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Mark of Merlin(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ring of Fear(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Kilterman Legacy(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stitch in the Snow(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year of the Lucy(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lady(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Exchange of Gifts(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No One Noticed the Cat(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
If Wishes Were Horses(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Horses for the King(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Dragonriders Of Pern Books


The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragonsdawn(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon's Blood(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Star Rising(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon's Kin(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon's Fire(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon Harper(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragonheart(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragongirl(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon's Time(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sky Dragons(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nerilka's Story(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Masterharper of Pern(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragonflight(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Gift of Dragons(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragonquest(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragonsong(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragonsinger(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragondrums(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Renegades of Pern(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the Weyrs of Pern(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dolphins of Pern(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The White Dragon(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Skies of Pern(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Ship Who Won, The Death of Sleep and all Doona books except for Decision at Doona were co-authored with Jody Lynn Nye. Sassinak and Generation Warriors were co-authored with Elizabeth Moon. The Petaybee series, Twins of Petaybee, Barque Cats, Acorna’s Children and all Acorna books following Acorna’s Peoplewere co-authored with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. Acorna: The Unicorn Girl, Acorna’s Quest and Partnership were co-authored with Margaret Ball. The New Adventures of Pern series was co-authored with Todd McCaffrey. The Ship Who Searched was co-authored by Mercedes Lackey. The City Who Fought was co-authored by S.M. Stirling.

DragonsEye was also published as Red Star Rising. The Lady: A Tale of Ireland was also published as Carradyne Touch.

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  • dj

    just because its the date of publication, doesnt mean thats the chronological order they go in. You should make a list of that too with the pern books

  • Charmain

    Quote from above: “The Ship Who Searched was co-authored by Mercedes Lacey.”
    That should be Mercedes Lackey.