Wednesday, 23. November 2011 10:44
Anne McCaffery, author of the Dragonriders of Pern series, has died at the age of 85. The NY Times has the obit. While we didn’t lose Anne as we lost Robert Jordan (to a sudden illness that stole decades of his life and cut short The Wheel of Time series…at least as by Jordan), but still it cuts. Like Jordan’s WOT series, Anne McCaffery will forever be associated with the summers of my youth: at lake Norfolk, curled up under a tree or sitting on a rock next to the lake, and reading The Dragonriders of Pern. She was one of my teachers on life, and I cherish her books to this day. We will not see her like again.
Let the Dragon keen be heard throughout all of Pern and among its fans, Anne McCaffery, the true masterharper of Pern, has gone between. RIP Anne.