Anne McCaffrey, author of nearly 100 books of science fiction and fantasy passed away Monday at the age of 85. She was primarily famous for her 'Dragonriders of Pern' series, but she wrote numerous other works, including the notable ' The Ship Who Sang' and it's sequels.
By all accounts she was generous with her time and collaborated frequently. She was active in the SFWA and a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.
She considered herself a science-fiction writer (The Dragons of Pern are genetically engineered), and was the first woman to have a science-fiction book on the New York Times bestseller list ( The White Dragon.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends during this time. She will be remembered as a giant in our field.