Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Obituary - Anne McCaffrey

Oh no! Not another one!

As my husband said "We seem to be losing the authors of our childhood at a ferocious rate."

I loved Anne McCaffrey. I loved her early stuff, which was rawe and exciting and new. I have Restoree, and really enjoyed that, but I loved the Dragonriders of Pern, and Menolly's books more than anything. I am incredibly sad to see her go. A lot of my early stuff is based on the rich ideas Anne McCaffrey wrote, and I will always owe her a debt of thanks for that.

Thank you, Anne McCaffrey, for making my childhood awesome, and for giving me some of the sparks that led me to write. You will be sorely missed.

Sarah P


  1. I loved her books, especially the Pern and Crystal Singer novels, but my introduction was 'The Ship Who Sang' in its original novelette form. That touched me so deeply I had to phone the friend who had suggested I read it to say thanks and share.