Books I’ve Been Bequeathed (PART VII)


Books I’ve Been Bequeathed is a series of articles chronicling my cataloging journey through 660 science fiction novels that were bequeathed to me according to the will of a good friend (500 of which are Star Trek titles). Also bequeathed were a few magazines and comic books.
PART 1 is the story of how I came across the massive collection, whom they were bequeathed from.
PART II catalogues all the Star Trek TOS novels.
PART III catalogues all the Star Trek TNG novels.
PART IV catalogues all the Star Trek DS9 novels.
PART V catalogues all the Star Trek VOY & ENT novels.
PART VI catalogues the rest of the Star Trek novels, magazines, comics that don’t fall under any of the main series’ entrees.

The purpose of PART VII of Books I’ve Been Bequeathed is to share and catalogue any and all novels associated with author Anne McCaffrey. The person who bequeathed me the collection is notably a huge fan of McCaffrey’s extensive work in fiction. I’ll start with the Pern novels and go from there.

Dragonriders of Pern: Original trilogy

She actually owned the first title in both English and French!

  • Dragonflight (1968)
  • – Le Vol du dragon (1989)
  • Dragonquest (1970)
  • The White Dragon (1978)

Dragonriders of Pern: Harper Hall trilogy


  • Dragonsong (1976)
  • Dragonsinger (1977)
  • Dragondrums (1979)

Dragonriders of Pern: Other Fiction by Anne McCaffrey


  • Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (1983)
  • Nerilka’s Story (1986)
  • Dragonsdawn (1988)
  • Renegades of Pern (1989)
  • The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall (1993)
  • The Dolphins of Pern (1994)
  • Dragonseye (1996) or Red Star Rising in the UK
  • The Masterharper of Pern (1998) – annoyingly this is the only book in the range that is in hardcover. The completionist in me is going crazy.
  • The Skies of Pern (2001)
  • The Girl Who Heard Dragons (1994)

Dragonriders of Pern: Books by Todd McCaffrey or both


  • Dragon’s Kin (2003)
  • Dragonsblood (2005)
  • Dragon’s Fire (2006)
  • Dragon Harper (2007)
  • Dragonheart (2008)
  • Dragongirl (2010)

The Brain & Brawn Ship series


  • The Ship Who Sang (1969)
  • PartnerShip (1992) with Margaret Ball
  • The Ship Who Searched (1992) with Mercedes Lackey
  • The City Who Fought (1993) with S. M. Stirling
  • The Ship Who Won (1994) with Jody Lynn Nye
  • The Ship Errant (1996) – Jody Lynn Nye
  • The Ship Avenged (1997) – S. M. Stirling

The Crystal universe


  • The Coelura (1983)
  • Nimisha’s Ship (1998)
  • Crystal Singer (1986)
  • Killashandra (1986)
  • Crystal Line (1992)



  • Dinosaur Planet (1978)
  • Dinosaur Planet Survivors (1984)
  • Sassinak (1990) with Elizabeth Moon
  • The Death of Sleep (1990) with Jody Lynn Nye
  • Generation Warriors (1991) with Elizabeth Moon

The Talent Series


  • To Ride Pegasus (1973)
  • Pegasus in Flight (1990)
  • Pegasus in Space (2000)

The Tower and Hive series


  • The Rowan (1990)
  • Damia (1991)
  • Damia’s Children (1993)
  • Lyon’s Pride (1994)
  • The Tower and the Hive (1999)



  • Decision at Doona (1969)
  • Crisis on Doona (1992) with Jody Lynn Nye
  • Treaty at Doona (1994) with Jody Lynn Nye

Powers trilogy


  • Powers That Be (1993) with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Power Lines (1994) with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Power Play (1995) with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

The Twins of Petaybee series


  • Changelings (2005) with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Maelstrom (2006) with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Deluge (2008) with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Acorna series


  • Acorna’s World (2000) with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Acorna’s Search (2001) with Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Other books with McCaffrey’s name on the cover


  • Restoree (1967)
  • Freedom’s Ransom (2002)
  • The Lady (1987)
  • Get Off the Unicorn (1977)

4 thoughts on “Books I’ve Been Bequeathed (PART VII)

  1. So many of her books I haven’t read yet! I seldom read a novel more than once, but I have kept The White Dragon and The Ship Who Sang on my shelf. I remember reading the Crystal Singer, too – and I don’t usually remember specific books for very long.


  2. Woooo! So many… are you going to start becoming a McCaffrey buff? I’ve collected a few AM books over the years, but only read two (Ship Who Sang and Sassinak – which you saw my review of). Surprisingly, neither of them really impressed me haha. I’m still super jealous of that haul though!


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