drcpunk (drcpunk) wrote,
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drcpunk

RIP Anne McCaffrey

I haven't read her books in years, and I'm not twelve. But when I was, they were exactly what I needed.

I had not realized that she was the first woman to win a Hugo Award and the first to win a Nebula Award. I'm with perldiver: The world was more interesting for her presence.

Years ago, I was in the Fort Weyr fan club, where I learned to write stories that I think were at least decent. This... makes me an author influenced by Anne McCaffrey. I eventually moved into running RPGs and writing reviews and papers on topics both academic and fannish, but I can trace the path back to Fort Weyr, and to a growing confidence that I could turn out a decent story that fit solidly in someone else's sandbox.

Correction via womzilla: Important niggle: she wasn't the first woman to win a Hugo Award. Cele Goldsmith was awarded a special Hugo in 1962 for her editorial work on Fantastic Magazine. McCaffrey was, however, the first woman to win a Hugo Award for a work of fiction.
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