Anne McCaffrey

It is with a certain sadness that I learned of Anne McCaffrey’s passing. I have not read any of her novels, but my mother, who introduced me to Science Fiction and Fantasy and greatly encouraged and nurtured my love for the genres, is an enormous fan. This loss means that the Fantasy and Science Fiction community is now a poorer place than it once was, though enriched greatly by McCaffrey’s contributions to our beloved literature.

RIP, Anne.

  • James Monaghan November 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Sad, sad news. One of my earliest genre-related memories is of seeing the early Anne McCaffrey covers on my sister’s bookshelf – Dragonflight, The Ship Who Sang… I have great memories of reading her works, they were one of my early inspirations when I started writing.

    A great loss. My thoughts with her family.

  • Philip Palmer November 23, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I haven’t read the books for years but I was a huge fan…her idea of dragons telepathically linked to readers prefigured Philip Pullman’s daemons. They’re magical books really, though I admit I never got to read them ALL…

  • pabkins December 12, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Sad sad …