From [link=http://www.locusmag.com/News/2011/11/anne-mccaffrey-1926-2011/]Locus Online[/link]: SFWA Grand Master Anne McCaffrey, 85, died November 21, 2011 of a massive stroke at home in Ireland. McCaffrey is best known for her long-running Pern series of SF novels and stories. She was the first woman to win both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards, with ?Weyr Search? (1968) and ?Dragonrider? (1969) respectively. I wasn't a fan of her dragon books but I did like her 'Ship Who Sang' series. R.I.P.