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.

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."