Anne McCaffrey: Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Dies at 85


Anne Inez McCaffrey, author of sci-fi and fantasy, best known for her “Dragonriders of Pern” series, died Monday at her home in Ireland at the age of 85.

Publishers, Random House, announced that McCaffrey died shortly after suffering a stroke on Nov.  21 at her home.

McCaffrey published nearly 100 books mainly on fiction, including the Dragon Rider of Pern series. She was born on April 1, 1926, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.