Anne McCaffrey, 1994 Worldcon GoH, died at home in Ireland on November 21 shortly after suffering a stroke. She was 85.
And as Locus Online reminds us –
McCaffrey was the first woman to win both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards, with “Weyr Search” (1968) and “Dragonrider” (1969) respectively. Another Pern novel, The White Dragon (1978), was the first hardcover SF novel to make the New York Times bestseller list.
She is survived by her two sons and daughter. My condolences to them all, especially Todd McCaffrey, a regular participant in Loscons for a long time who was very helpful last year when I organized the program.