Yeah, just heard myself. :'(
Made me love dragons, and everything to do with dragons, forever.
Anne McCaffrey, Author of ‘Dragonriders’ Fantasies, Dies at 85
By MARGALIT FOX
Published: November 24, 2011
Anne McCaffrey, a science-fiction writer widely known as the Dragon Lady for her best-selling series of young-adult novels, “Dragonriders of Pern,” died on Monday in County Wicklow, Ireland. She was 85.
The cause was a stroke, her publisher, Random House, told The Associated Press. Ms. McCaffrey, who had lived in Ireland since the 1970s, died at her home, Dragonhold — so named, she liked to say, because it had been paid for by dragons...