Author Anne McCaffrey passes away 11/21/11

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Anne McCaffrey (image from Random House website)

A Random House Publisher website reports that the popular and prolific author Anne McCaffrey, best known for her Dragonrider of Pern books, has died.  The post from Random House says that she passed away at her home in Ireland after suffering a stroke. McCaffrey was 85.  During her lifetime she published nearly 100 books, won numerous major awards and was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Our condolences to Ms. McCaffrey’s family.  Her passing is a great loss to the science fiction and fantasy community.

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