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Old Feb 29 2008, 03:21 AM   #1
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Transfered from the Dragondrums manuscript thread ...

Okay how many Anne books have you got: text, audio, graphic?

Those organised bods with their massive collections catalogued on Excell (or some distantly related equivalent) have got it easy: just check the totals.

Currently I have 65.
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Old Feb 29 2008, 03:36 AM   #2
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Currently about 60 - 70 Anne McCaffrey, about 30 she co-wrote with other authors (that includes anthologies/cookbooks etc), 2-3 of Todd's books and 6ish that other authors wrote with Ms McCaffrey's permission like Robin Wood or Jody Lynn Nye. Question for you P'ter. Do you want us to include other authors in this thread or not?
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Old Feb 29 2008, 05:58 AM   #3
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English language AMC books: 430
Non English language AMC books: 101
Audio AMC books: 16
Magazines (all languages, including pulps): 57
Books spare/for sale: 41
AMC eBooks: 70


These figures include co-written books, 17 companion books/biographies and such and 5 different copies of Todd's Dragonsblood (UK/US hardcovers, UK/US paperbacks and an Advanced Reader's Copy)
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Old Feb 29 2008, 09:19 AM   #4
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I think that either 'Anne' and/or 'McCaffrey' MUST appear on the cover somewhere.

That allows Todd's and any co-authored books.
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Old Feb 29 2008, 09:24 AM   #5
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Then my figures would be mostly correct. *shrugs shoulders*
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Old Feb 29 2008, 10:07 AM   #6
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Aye, mine to, as I even counted the biographies and companion books which I would never have bought if I wasn't collecting McCaffrey
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Old Feb 29 2008, 05:21 PM   #7
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171 Anne books (English, US/UK)
120 are hardcovers
60 are signed

227 (total) books/magazines that was either written by Anne or contained a story of hers

1 Pern Song CD
1 Pern Songbook

+ Approximately 10 bibliography/companion books
+ 2 standalone Todd books

Thank goodness for book databases!
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Old Feb 29 2008, 10:02 PM   #8
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Hold on....gotta go count......

OMG!! I have 112!! And I didn't even go into the closet or the sealed boxes under my bed!!

Though to be truthful, there would not be many more to be found in either of those places as I usually have my Anne books available to me for re-reading at all times!! Right down to those apartment/house moves where my Anne books were the last thing to be packed and the first to be unpacked ....after the toothbrush!!

Later when I learn how to work excell I will be able to catagorize them all. Most are paperbooks. Approximately 30 are hardcovers, only 9 of which are signed. (NOT including the one fake signature I unwittingly bought!) I also have 3 signed bookplates...not in books yet! And the glorious picture of Michael Whelan's "Weyrworld" hanging on my wall in the place of honour where I get to look at it daily!! (aka the front cover of The White Dragon!!)

Boy...I guess I really do belong here!!
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Old Feb 29 2008, 11:14 PM   #9
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157 - 1st HC - all books (US & UK novels, anthologies and companion books)
68 - Book Club copies
174 - 1st PB - all books (US & UK novels, anthologies and companion books)
85 - Magazines and comics

Total items in collection 619. Ulp....that's more than I thought!!!!

And LOTS of other single items that I just can't list! Well, I could list them but it would take too long.
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Old Feb 29 2008, 11:29 PM   #10
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All of you have way more than I do. I have very few, but I do love the ones I do have. The only one I have signed is DLG which is signed By Jody Lyn Nye. I hope to get it signed at Dragoncon this year. Oh yeah I do have one of Todd's books that is signed. I almost forgot it. I can not remember which book it is tho.
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There's not a whole lot on my shelves, but what I have I love!

Hardback - 18 unsigned, 5 signed

Paperback - 38 unsigned, 1 signed

5 books on cassette

2 bookplates

1 postcard

1 copy Dragonsong play

I make that 67 books, more than I thought I had, but far less than some people!
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Old Mar 1 2008, 02:21 PM   #12
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*glances at shelves, tries to do that savant-counting-at-a-glance thing*

Yeah, I'll get back to y'all on numbers after I have time to tally it up...
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Old Mar 1 2008, 10:53 PM   #13
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Twelve. All US mass-market PB, one a library discard.

My mother certainly has more, but my parents' house has easily over 10,000 books in it, more than some small public libraries. She probably has thirty or so Anne-related books.
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Old Mar 2 2008, 06:34 PM   #14
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I have all of her Books. (not including novellas,magazines,et all)

The Doona Series, The ship who sang and Restoree are in paperback.
Also two compilations in paperback. Alchemy and Academe and Get of the unicorn. All the others are in hard cover which I prefer.
I have had to buy some condensed into omnibus which I don't mind, but its hard on the hands to read.

Omnibuses:
The Ireta adventure
The Planet Pirates
Brainships
The city and the ship
The ship who saved worlds
Dragonriders of pern
Cronicals of Pern
A gift of dragons
The harper hall trilogy
The Gothic Novels

All the others are stand alone in hardcover. I am curently waiting for Deluge.
For Pern lovers I would suggest geting the Atlas of Pern by Karen Fonstad. The Dragonlovers guide to Pern of course.(Klah Recipe) The absolute best biograghy I have read and own is Dragonholder: the Life and dreams (so far) of Anne McCaffrey by Todd MaCaffrey.

I currently own 75 Anne McCaffrey books not counting that each omnibus has 3 or more stories in it. With exception to The Ireta Adventure containing Dinosaur planet and Dinosaur planet survivors. I have one double. Rescue run is my favorite story in Cronicals. Like I said I am still waiting for Deluge. I have a list of all the books I have, their edition and dustcover artists, however I have not updated it in a while.(possibly 10 books or more ago)
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Most of my book collection are Ex-library books that I got on amazon for a penny a piece plus shipping. Its not about the collecting for me, its about having the stories to pass to my children and grandchildren. and of course to selfishly be able to consume them over and over again.
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Correction to my first post: I went and actually counted them.

97!
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Most of my book collection are Ex-library books that I got on amazon for a penny a piece plus shipping.
Excellent way of getting books at super prices!!
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297 HC...86 signed by Anne and some jointly signed with...Brothers Hildebrant Todd McC., Jody, Annie S., Micheal Whelan, Richard Wood and Steven M. Beard....plus several other very special editions, signed by friends as gifts.
223 pb...34 signed
31 book tapes
18 signed colletibles other than books
11 signed *Ship* books(HCand PB)

All totaled...604
(officially with Anne's name on 'em in some manner....to satisfy Peter's rules )

P.S. I had no idea ... perhaps its time I find some time to put this all on the computer my paper list is getting old and beat up
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My mother users Microsoft Access for her book list--very good for cross-referencing. She can search by title author, subject, or catalog number (all our books have numbers) or in some cases if they're filed under my or my brother's subcatelog. I'm not good enough with Access to know exactly how that all works but it apparently isn't too complicated.
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I used Access, having not used a database since Lotus 123 when I was 12, for the Science of Pern project- it is simple, but Microsoft have taken it out of the standard package.

Oh yeah and you can't transfer access files directly to Works Database (which came with my laptop).
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Mawra, I do have some paperbacks for sale but not sure what p/h would cost to post to USA. As I'm in Melbourne at moment, I can't tell you yet, wait until I get home.
As for those of you who have large collections, you're making us green with .
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Ummm....let me think.

We have all the Crystal Singer books.
We have all but one of the Acorna books (the one that was most recently published)
We have the three original Petaybee books.
We have all the all the Pern books. (with mutiple copies of Moreta, DF, DQ, TWD, and Renegades)
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I know we have a copy of The Rowan, and Damia's Children, but I can't put my fingers on them right now, probably since I haven't read any of that series of books yet.


I think my grandmother has most of the Ship books, Talents, and Freedom, but I'm not entirely sure. It's been awhile since I've raided her book collection for Anne McCaffrey books.

I have no idea what that tallies up to, and I'm too tired to do the math in my head right now. And, it's too much of a hassle seeing that I don't know what I haven't "borrowed" from my grandmother yet. Those are the set of books that I haven't read yet.

I'm counting my grandmother's collection of books in this tally because some of the Anne McCaffrey books in my possession right now, actually belong to my grandmother, so any real tally of what we have goes through her, too.

I have no clue why we have multiple copies of Moreta. I know that my grandmother has paperback copies of DF, DQ, and TWD, and my parents got the book club edition which has all three in it. The reason we have two copies of Renegades is that we misplaced the hardcover copy at one point, so my mother bought a paperback copy. Of course, Murphy's Law strikes and not too longer after, we found the hardcover copy .

I'm half asleep while typing this out, so if my thoughts seem jumbled, blame it on me not being totally awake. Maybe I should actually get some sleep, so I can think coherently in the morning.
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Around 100 including anthologies
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Old Mar 7 2008, 03:11 AM   #24
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I think I may have more then tallied in above post, if counting the different covers, hardbacks, paperbacks etc. But then who's counting? Hehe......
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51. Not counting the ones in storage, which include most of the Acorna series.
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will have to get back to you on this one, P'ter

Some lent out, some in storage and just today I have a lot more than usual as I bought 2 moving boxes full of approx. 300 Science Fiction books which I have not yet sorted, but I know that there are a lot of Anne's books which will be given to my friends for birthday and Christmas.

My books are mostly bought online for a small amount mostly being old library books and the like, but I love the stories.

Good idea to list the books in a database (when I get the time *sigh*)
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