Science Fiction writing has lost one it’s Grandmasters. World renowned and award winning author Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011) passed away at home in Ireland on Monday Nov 21st.
A true superstar in the field, she was the first woman to win both an Hugo and a Nebula award. She was awarded the designation of Grandmaster in 2005 by the Science Fiction Writers of America. She was also inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2006.
Best known for the Dragonriders of Pern (M) series, originally a trilogy, but later expanded to include several spin off series. Her son Todd and fellow science fiction author Elizabeth Scarborough were collaborators in the more recent titles beginning in 2003.
NoveList describes her writing as a mix of science fiction and fantasy. The pacing quick and the tone is described as atmospheric, romantic, suspenseful, upbeat with a strong sense of place.
Rest in Peace Anne.