Anne McCaffrey

American-Irish novelist
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Anne Inez McCaffrey (1 April 192621 November 2011) was an American-Irish writer most famous for her Dragonriders of Pern science fiction series. She was the first woman to win a Hugo Award for fiction (Best Novella, "Weyr Search", 1968) and the first to win a Nebula Award (Best Novella, "Dragonrider", 1969).

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When bad fortune occurs, the unresourceful, unimaginative man looks about him to attach the blame to someone else; the resolute accepts misfortune and endeavors to survive, mature, and improve because of it.
  • Who wills,
    Can.

    Who tries,
    Does.
    Who loves,
    Lives.
    • "Dragonrider", published in Analog (January 1968), p. 148; also in Dragonsong, (1976) Ch. 7, p. 89
  • Drummer, beat, and piper, blow,
    Harper, strike, and soldier, go.
    Free the flame and sear the grasses
    Till the dawning Red Star passes.
    • "Dragonrider", in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (January 1968), p. 157
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