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Author Topic: R.I.P. Ms McCaffrey  (Read 1688 times)

Offline GG drypen!

R.I.P. Ms McCaffrey
« on: November 24, 2011, 08:41 AM »
`Dragonriders' author Anne McCaffrey dies aged 85

DUBLIN — Anne McCaffrey, whose vision of an interstellar alliance between humans and dragons spawned two dozen "Dragonriders of Pern" novels, has died in Ireland aged 85, her publisher and family announced Wednesday.

Random House said the Cambridge, Massachusetts-born author died of a stroke Monday at her rural residence south of Dublin, her home for four decades. She christened her self-designed house Dragonhold.

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Offline jessadia

Re: R.I.P. Ms McCaffrey
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 04:02 PM »
OH NO....  :'(

I remember reading (and LOVING!) a few of her books when I was little- in 2nd or 3rd grade I think. They were such wonderful books.

Offline ⋆rockyanne⋆

Re: R.I.P. Ms McCaffrey
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011, 06:43 PM »
Yeah, just heard myself.    :'(
Made me love dragons, and everything to do with dragons, forever.

Anne McCaffrey, Author of ‘Dragonriders’ Fantasies, Dies at 85
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...
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