Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Farewell, Anne McCaffrey

Wired and Tor are reporting that science fiction legend Anne McCaffrey has passed away.

In my teen years, I was a voracious reader of her Dragonriders of Pern series.  Though I would later move on to reading in different genres, her books enthralled me for several years.

When I wrote a blog about the top female writers who influenced me and my writing, Anne MaCaffery was on my list.  Her vivid imagination, strong female characters, and epic storytelling were what I loved most about her writing.

I believe it was the lack of new books in my local library that eventually drew me away from the Pern series.  Our local bookstore never seemed to carry anything I wanted to read and it was hard to find science fiction books.  I have often considered rereading the series now that I'm an adult.

Maybe now is the time...

RIP, Anne, and thank you for the dragons...

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