Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey, Dragonriders of Pern creator, dead at 85
Dec 15, 2012

Anne McCaffrey, the groundbreaking, award-winning fantasy author who won a dedicated following with her sci-fi/fantasy blending series Dragonriders of Pern, passed away Tuesday, November 22. She is survived by her three children.

Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders will finally take flight as a movie
Dec 14, 2012

The Dragonriders of Pern series of books has been stuck in Development Hell for years. You know what Development Hell is, right? It's more like limbo: a place where some great ideas are stuck and unable to actually get turned into movies. Now the series has FINALLY been freed from that Hell.

John Schoenherr, first artist to draw Dune, dead at 74
Dec 14, 2012

Frank Herbert was so taken with Schoenherr's images that he referred to the artist as "the only man who has ever visited Dune."