I've just seen the news that one of my favourite authors has passed away. For those of you who aren't familiar with her, Anne McCaffrey was one of the greats of science fiction. She was the first woman to win the Hugo and Nebula awards, and wrote the phenomenally successful Dragonriders of Pern series. If you haven't read her work, you should definitely go and take a look- she was one of my biggest inspirations to become a writer. RIP Anne McCaffrey.