Anne McCaffrey, famed ‘Dragon Riders of Pern’ Author Dead after Massive Stroke
Anne McCaffrey wrote many science fiction novels such as Decision at Doona and Crystal Singer, but was best known for the Dragon Riders books set on a far future world called Pern that had been colonized by human explorers who cohabited with intelligent, fire breathing dragons.
I first discovered her best selling The White Dragon as a teen and it remains one of the most joyous reading experiences of my life. Her Harper’s Trilogy, also set on Pern, influenced me towards playing the harp as an adult.
Last night, Anne walked the tables, and the dragons are keening at her passing.
We miss you, Anne.
Ar dheis De’ go raibh a h-anam