McCaffrey, Anne

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McCaffrey, Anne Gender: F
born on 1 April 1926 at 13:30 (= 1:30 PM )
Place Cambridge (Middlesex County), Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w06
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 11°16' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 20°25 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 17°56'

Anne McCaffrey
photo: Anna Creech from Ellensburg, WA, license cc-by-sa-2.0


Irish-American writer whose main interest was science fiction, perhaps best known for her series of over 20 books in the "Dragonriders" series. She was first published with "Freedom of the Race," October 1953 which was followed by "The Lady In the Tower," April 1959, plus other stories in the '60s. The first book of the "Dragonriders" series was "Dragonflight" in 1968. Prior to writing, she dabbled in theater, studied voice and produced and directed Carl Orff's "Ludus De Nato Infante Mirificus."

McCaffrey married; three kids. She moved to Ireland in the 1970s.

She suffered a fatal stroke on November 21, 2011 in County Wicklow, Ireland.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released October 1953 ("Freedom of the Race'")
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 15 April 1959 ("Lady in theTower")
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1968 (First of the "Dragonriders" series)

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes her from official registry.

Sy Scholfield cites McCaffrey as quoted in "Popular Contemporary Writers" by Michael D. Sharp (Marshall Cavendish, 2005), p. 992: "McCaffrey, who was born in Cambridge on April Fool's Day in 1926, says she was born 'in the hour of the Sheep, year of the Fire Tiger, [in the sun sign] of Aries with Taurus rising and Leo mid-heaven' (which seems to suggest an early interest in the stars)." Note: A time of 1:30pm would be in the Hour of the Sheep (1-3pm) but she seems misquoted because this time gives Leo rising and Taurus midheaven, of course; it would be impossible to have Taurus rising and Leo MC.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Fatal)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Moved to Ireland)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Writers : Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror