Rest in Peace, Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey
You gave me the first sympathetic portrayals of dragons I encountered in my reading life
You taught me that the boundaries of fantasy and science fiction could blur.
You taught me that female characters could be far more than cardboard cutouts
You taught me, dammit, that female writers of genre were as good as the male ones.
May you always soar with the Dragons and characters you brought to life.
Rest in Peace.