I Started Reading “The Dragonriders” Series When I Was Pregnant With Ebola

And the “The Crystal Singers”. I am so sad to hear of her passing, for she had such wonderous, accessible, engrossing tales to share.

GOD, they are FANTASTIC!

Science fiction author Anne McCaffrey dies at 85

Writer best known for the ‘worlds of her imagination’ in her ‘Dragonriders of Pern’ novels

Prolific science fiction and fantasy author Anne McCaffrey died Monday at her home in Ireland shortly after suffering a stroke. She was 85.

“The Thread” wreaked havoc on Pern. Scorched crops, laid waste to the land, economy ~ decimated the populace. Everyone watched for signs of the recurring menace when the cycle spun through towards its end.

I think it’s come again, but our defensive dragons are gone.

And so few people left with both courage and imagination.

8 Responses to “I Started Reading “The Dragonriders” Series When I Was Pregnant With Ebola”

  1. Ebola says:

    Why are we talking about the administration? 😛

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    I for one welcome our Unicorn Overlords.

  3. JeffS says:

    Reading about the Dragonriders while carrying Ebola explains much about the lad…… 😀

    Alas, Mrs. McCaffrey has passed…..I have virtually ALL of her books, plus the ones that she co-wrote with many authors. In many ways, she was similar to Isaac Asimov. And, like Isaac, she will be missed.

    Her son, Todd, has been adding to the Pern Universe for many years. So the saga is not over. And the imagination — and hopefully the courage — continues.

    The current Pass must be dealt with, using what we have.

  4. aelfheld says:

    I rather liked the Dragonrider series, though some inconsistencies set my teeth on edge. She had a talent for creating engrossing characters. Her other series didn’t hold the same appeal.

    As for the books co-authored with her son, the less said the better.

    As for stuffing a anti-matter engine into some deep crevice of this administration and setting it off, well . . .

  5. Kate P says:

    She contributed immensely to the genre, for sure. I don’t know why I haven’t read much of her work beyond a few short stories or co-authored items, but maybe now I’ll take a second look.

    (BTW to cheer up THS: You did hear The Hoff made an appearance at the end of the American Music Awards the other night, didn’t you?)

  6. JeffS says:

    (Oh, they now serve hamburgers during televised awards ceremony, Kate?)

  7. Teresa says:

    I loved her Dragonriders books. Didn’t get a chance to read many more than that series but it was wonderful fun indeed. May she rest in peace with heartfelt thanks for the enjoyment she brought to so many.

  8. Kathy Kinsley says:

    So many of the greats are gone in the SF/Fantasy world.

    I have most of her books. Try the “Ship who” series too (mostly written with others, but well worth reading.)

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