Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Remembering Anne McCaffrey
It's being widely reported that Anne McCaffrey has passed away at the age of 85. She was a wonderful writer and storyteller. Her Pern books fired a lot of young people's imaginations. They could be read as fantasy or as science fiction, while The Ship Who Sang was pure science fiction and made a wonderful comment about the kind of connections two humans can make. Speculative fiction is not a huge genre. Even the big name writers usually go to a convention or two every year, which is one reason cons are a lot like family reunions. In our little family, she will be missed.