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GalleyCat is reporting that fantasy/sci-fi author Anne McCaffrey has passed away. She was 85.

I'm not gonna lie, I spent a lot of time with her Dragonriders of Pern books as a kid. Tough girls and hot gay dudes riding mind-melded dragons? Absolutely. She was also the first female recipient of both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award.