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Anne McCaffrey has passed away

Postby The Master » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:48 pm

http://sciencefictiontoday.com/post/131 ... sses-at-85

Anne McCaffrey, author of the landmark Dragonriders of Pern series, has passed away at her home in Ireland. Author Alan Baxter first leaked the news via a tweet saying that McCaffrey suffered a stroke. Baxter later expressed regret, stating he thought the news of her death was already known. Del Rey Books/Random House have since confirmed her death via their Suvudu blog.

McCaffrey was the first woman to win a Hugo Award, the first to win a Nebula Award, and the first author to make the New York Times Bestseller List with an Science Fiction title (The White Dragon).

Anne McCaffrey was 85.
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Re: Anne McCaffrey has passed away

Postby SerinitysChild » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:34 am

The Dragons of Pern are now silenced forever. And so passes a great Lady.
More rampant silliness.
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Re: Anne McCaffrey has passed away

Postby Bmat » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:09 pm

Rest in Peace.
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Re: Anne McCaffrey has passed away

Postby who me » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:31 am

The white dragon was one of the first fantasy books I ever read.
quite possibly the first.
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