Books in Series/ Anne McCaffrey

Loehr, Mallory mloehr at
Wed Jan 12 20:30:49 EST 2000

Rumor has it that she doesn't allow anyone to edit her anymore.
Interestingly enough, what I think are her strongest books (the Dragonsong
trilogy) were edited by a children's book editor, Jean Karl,  for a YA

> ----------
> From: 	McMullin, Elise
> Reply To: 	dwj at
> Sent: 	Thursday, January 13, 2000 12:36 AM
> To: 	'dwj at'
> Subject: 	RE: Books in Series
> 	Kevin wrote:
> 	"A real danger is when individual books become sequelised (is that a
> word?)
> > where the author or the publisher persists in writing sequels or
> prequels
> > that ultimately devalue and dilute the inspiration for the first novel."
> > 
> 	ah hate it when that happens.
> > Marion Bradley is fighting the temptation with Darkover a little
> > 
> Did you know she passed away?  I was reading those Light books (Ghost
> Light,
> Witch Light, Night Light, Bright Light - getting punchy) and interestingly
> the very last one was this kind of memoir of the battles for Good of a
> grand
> old man.  And after it came out, she passed away.  I really don't have any
> point to this.
> >  Anne McCaffrey has lost the plot with Pern and is wringing every last
> > drop out of that world
> > 
> I wish she could be declared Unfit and have custody taken from her.  I
> still
> think there's a lot of possibility to Pern.  What happened?  And I just
> came
> to Hate the way she always had some antisocial woman misfit be scapegoated
> for every crime and die a horrible death, always convicted first of just
> being surly and not as talented as the main characters. Uh!
> 	"Andre Norton killed Witch World by dragging in other novels, like
> her
> > Gryphon series."
> > 
> 	I was all over the Witch World series before I read them, because of
> the name.  Then I read a couple and it just wasn't there for me.  Darkover
> sounds great too.  I read her latest one, sort of about magic talent as a
> smell and it was, well, it just wasn't so good - kind of lifeless, I
> thought.
> 	"Regardless of your satisfaction with them, they are at least fresh
> and original. This is what attracted us to DWJ and it is what will keep us
> loyal."
> 	When it comes to dwj, dwj knows best.  I'll have it her way.
> 	Elise
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