Amph Anne McCaffrey Has Passed Away

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Books and Comics' started by LAJ_FETT, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    From Locus Online:

    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. @};-
  2. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Saw the announcement earlier, and it reminded me that while I have the Dragonriders of Pern books, I never actually got around to reading them, surprisingly. So since I'm back in Columbia I've pulled it out (a 3-in-1 volume) and am adding that to my list of stuff to read.
  3. Sauntaero Force Ghost

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    I did enjoy the first Dragonriders books, and am sad to hear that she has passed. She did great work; she will be missed. @};-
  4. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Oh, wow! She's definitely huge in the SFF world. This is a real shame :( I've only read a couple of her (less famous, I think) books. I had no idea she was 85!