Author Anne McCaffrey Passes Away at 85

Sad news for the literary world today. Anne McCaffrey, author of an incredible number of Science Fiction and Fantasy novels, has passed away at age 85.

McCaffrey was best known for her series of books set in the world of Pern, where dragons and humans co-existed in order to fight off an extraterrestrial threat. She inspired many young writers and entertained untold numbers of readers in a career that spanned from 1965 to her death.