Anne McCaffrey: A Life with Dragons
by Robin A. Roberts
University Press of Mississippi
I have a thing for the name Anne. It’s my middle name, it’s the name of the main character in one of my favourite book series, it’s the name of several mentors I’ve been blessed with over the years. And it’s the name of one of my favourite authors.
This is the biography I thought I was picking up when I took another one home a while back. This one is for adults ;) and I loved every page of it. I think my most favourite quote can be found way back on page 172 where Anne declares “There is not a Cinderella theme. Cinderella was a wimp. My heroines are victims—strong people—who become survivors” and then explains “… my viewpoint characters are women, strong women–role models”.
Ms. McCaffrey has done amazing things for women and science-fiction and I thank Ms Roberts for undertaking this biography of such a strong and admirable woman and allowing me to get to know her a little better.
I wonder if the A for Robin A. Roberts is an initial for Anne? ;)