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Author Anne McCaffrey, 85, has died

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Just a quick note to express my condolences to the family of author Anne McCaffrey, who passed away today at the age of 85.  Ms. McCaffrey was world-renowned for her Dragonriders of Pern series and published in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, romance, science fiction/romance and the “blended” field of speculative fiction that mostly contained her best-known and best-loved series, the aforementioned Dragonriders of Pern.

I never met Ms. McCaffrey, save through her books, but I always felt like reading one of her books was like greeting a long-lost friend.  Some of my favorites included the novella NERILKA’S STORY, the first three books in the Dragonriders of Pern Series (those being DRAGONFLIGHT, DRAGONQUEST, and THE WHITE DRAGON), and the Harper Hall trilogy DRAGONSONG, DRAGONSINGER, and DRAGONDRUMS.

She will be greatly missed.

Written by Barb Caffrey

November 23, 2011 at 10:52 pm

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