Smart Pop Books will publish Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern this August, a collection edited by the late science fiction author’s son, Todd McCaffrey.
McCaffrey died in 2011, earning tributes from around the publishing world. The new collection will feature both an essay and cover art (pictured) by Michael Whelan. Here’s more about the book, from the release:
Michael Whelan shares stories and 18 concept sketches—in a special color insert—from his longtime work on Pern cover art. Lois McMaster Bujold describes using McCaffrey as a model of the writer’s life. Mercedes Lackey discusses the Brainship universe, and what she learned about McCaffrey’s storytelling from working within it. Elizabeth Moon relates the lessons she learned from Pern’s Lessa (and from Lessa’s creator). David Brin pinpoints the primary characteristic of McCaffrey’s work: her steadfast belief that what is to come is better than what has past.