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The Girl Who Heard Dragons is a collection of 15 science fiction short stories by Anne McCaffrey, 13 of which had been published previously in various magazines and collections. It was first published by Tor in May 1994.

The Girl Who Heard Dragons placed seventh for the annual Locus Award for Best Collection[1].

Includes

  • So You're Anne McCaffrey — Original non-fiction essay
  • The Girl Who Heard Dragons — Originally published in 1986 (a Pern story)
  • Velvet Fields — Originally published in 1973 Worlds of If, Nov/Dec 1973
  • Euterpe on a Fling — First published
  • Duty Calls — Originally published in 1988
  • A Sleeping Humpty Dumpty Beauty — Originally published in 1990
  • The Mandalay Cure — Originally published in 1990
  • A Flock of Geese — Originally published in 1985
  • The Greatest Love — Originally published in 1977 (annotated in the paperback edition as written in 1956)
  • A Quiet One — Originally published in 1991
  • If Madam Likes You… — Originally published in 1989
  • Zulei, Grace, Nimshi and the Damnyankees — Originally published in 1992
  • Cinderella Switch — Originally published in 1981
  • Habit Is an Old Horse — Originally published in 1979
  • Lady-in-Waiting — Originally published in 1978
  • The Bones Do Lie — First published

The story Duty Calls, written for David Drake's The Fleet, also references previous McCaffrey series; a brainship and a Hrruban (from Decision at Doona) are the main characters. Two other McCaffrey stories in this collection, A Sleeping Humpty Dumpty Beauty and The Mandalay Cure are also from The Fleet series, while The Bones Do Lie and A Flock of Geese are also linked.

Includes 23 drawings by the cover artist Michael Whelan.

Cover gallery

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