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The Matter of Arthur

It seems to be a requirement of fantasy writers in particular to tackle the issue of King Arthur at some point in their career.  I’ve read forwards and prefaces where said authors complain heartily about this fact – yet the stories still exist and keep coming.  494 more words



Imagine what would happen if Jane Austen and Anne McCaffrey collaborated on a book: Pride and Prejudice meets The Dragonriders of Pern? If your mind is boggling in a good way by the very thought, then you’re in luck because, while that particular collaboration isn’t going to happen, instead we have Heartstone by Elle Katharine White, which brings the social settings and restrictions of Georgian British society into a different world in which gryphons, direwolves, banshees, lamias and lindworms threaten human society and dragons, wyverns and warriors fight to defend humanity. 220 more words

“‘That conversation had been gnawed to the bone by the time I got here,’ she replied.”
~Anne McCaffrey (The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall)

Fangirl Friday: Dragons, Pern, and my misspent youth

HI, all!

Don’t worry; the Rogue One fangirl post is coming soon. I decided to go see it again, though, so I can cry over Carrie Fisher and get sucked into another of my nostalgia bubbles. 2,324 more words

Book Readin'

Dragon Riders of Pern - Book 1: Dragonflight - Anne McCaffrey


“Good. I can feel your anger. I am defenseless. Take your weapon! Strike me down with all your hatred, and your journey towards the dark side will be complete!” -Emperor Palpatine… 305 more words


A little recap: C L Moore and Anne McCaffrey

Hello, 2017. Look, I’m jet-lagged, I’m about to set up house in a different country to where I currently live, and I start a new job next week. 55 more words

Science Fiction

That’s what writing is all about, after all, making others see what you have put down on the page and believing that it does, or could, exist and you want to go there.

Anne McCaffrey