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    Default Anne McCaffrey passes away at the age of 85

    http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/11/ann...in-remembrance

    "McCaffrey was the first woman to win a Hugo Award for fiction, the first woman to win a Nebula Award, and the first author to hit the New York Times bestseller list with an SF title (The White Dragon)."

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    Wow. I never realized she was that old. I think that makes her older than Ursula LeGuin.

    She was definitely influential in the scifi/fantasy genre in the 70's.
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    This is really sad. RIP to one of my favourite childhood authors.

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    Oh wow...rest in peace Lady of Pern.

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    Sad news! Wasn't a big fan myself but she was quite a legend and her books were always all over the library when I was a kid (still are, I think.)
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    Noooo! I wasn't expecting that, although I did know she was vaguely old. I really enjoy reading her pern series, I don't care if they're trashy and sexist. Was hoping for more.

    But, I've read the books written by her son with and without her co-authoring and they have the same vibe. So that might continue on, who knows.
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    Never really warmed up to her myself. But she was such a big name in SF/F that her death did give me pause.

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