Anne Inez McCaffrey was an American born Irish writer. She was born on the 1st April 1926 and passed on on 21st November 2011. She is best known for her science fiction series known as the Dragonriders of Pern. She was an author who depicted alien creatures and new worlds. She is a complex figure who creates and recreates her fiction by drawing from life experiences.

She was a student at Stuart Hall Girls’ Boarding school I Virginia from 1942 to 1943. In 1944, she joined Radcliffe College where she studied cartography, Celtic Folldore, Chinese philosophers, English literature, Russian and Slavonic languages. She graduated with a BA in 1947 from Radcliffe College.

She married Wright Johnson in 1950 whom she had met in 1949. She also began her writing career in that same year. Her first story, “Freedom of the Race” in science fiction plus was published in 1953. It is a