Like every other citizen of the Federation of Sentient Planets, Lunzie Mespil knew the so-called "planet pirates" were capable of terrible things. But – also like every other citizen of the Federation – she never in her heart of hearts believed that anything would happen to her...
When pirates attack the space liner on which she is a passenger Lunzie didn't panic. She kept her head, made it to a lifeboat and she isn't too worried; she will spend a month or two in cryogenic stasis awaiting inevitable rescue, and then proceed with her life. Only it might not be a month or two...
Anne Inez McCaffrey (1926-2011) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She was married and had three children. She lived in Dragonhold-Underhill in Wicklow County, Ireland.
McCaffrey studied Slavonic Languages and Literature in Radcliffe College and made career in music theatre before starting to write.
She is best known for her Pern-series. Her son Todd is also writing for the series, so more adventures are coming.
The Worlds of Anne McCaffrey.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Photographer: Anna Creech.