Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Farewell, Anne McCaffrey
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...
Posted by Rhiannon Frater