Anne McCaffrey (1926 – 2011)

I just heard that Anne McCaffrey has passed away. I’ve read dozens of her books over the last 30 years and they’ve helped shape the person I am, today. I remember looking at the cover of “Dragonflight” in my Dad’s library as a boy and immediately knowing it was a book I wanted to read. I’m so glad I did. That book lead to the rest of the original trilogy which lead to the Dragonsong trilogy, which lead on to book after book about Pern. From there seeing the name “Anne McCaffrey” on the spine of a book was enough for me to want to buy or borrow it. Decision at Doona, The Ship Who Sang, The Crystal Singer, Restoree, and so many others. I can’t count the hours that I’ve enjoyed reading her books. She was definitely one of the greatest and most prolific Science Fiction writers. She will be missed.