Sci-fi & fantasy legend Anne McCaffrey dies
Legendary science fiction and fantasy author Anne McCaffrey has died in Ireland after suffering a stroke. She is famous for penning the Dragonriders of Pern series. McCaffrey was the first female to win a Hugo Award for fiction, the first woman to win a Nebula Award, and achieved popular success with her novels.
McCaffrey published Dragonflight, the first book in her Dragonriders series, in 1968. Her 1978 novel, The White Dragon, was a huge commercial success. Her works displayed men and women as heroes and heroines, and dragons were a key theme.