Dragons Weep Today

"She first set dragons free on Pern and then was herself freed by her dragons."              - Todd McCaffrey

 (Image of Sad Dragon by Rakaseth on DeviantArt)

The world of science fiction and fantasy writing lost a powerhouse this week. Anne McCafrfrey died on Monday at the age of 85.

Author of almost 100 books, McCaffrey was best known for the Dragonriders of Pern series. During her 46 year career she won a Hugo Award and a Nebula Award.  Her book The White Dragon became the one of the first science fiction novels ever to appear on the New York Times Best Seller List. She was honored by induction into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2006.

1 April 1926 – 21 November 2011
 (Image from numerous sites on Google Images)


  1. oh wow did not see this...sad...i spent plenty days of my youth in pern...

  2. Never heard of her. Never too late to look.

  3. Dragon tears are diamonds, and if you catch one before it falls to the ground and melts, you'll find that they are perfect and each one is different. If you can catch one. And if you live to tell about it.

    She did.

  4. I will check these out for the grands. Thanks for the alert.

  5. sad to hear this. I remember when her books were the big thing in Sci-fi.

  6. She was a joy, our Anne. She's with her dragons now.


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