David Fairbrother-Roe Dies

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The White Dragon.

Artist David Fairbrother-Roe, who created iconic covers for several UK editions of Anne McCaffrey’s Pern novels, passed away July 21. He had been suffering from cancer.

Fairbrother-Roe’s work appeared on Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, The White Dragon and Get off the Unicorn. Several examples are online at the Pern Museum Art Gallery

Early in his career he did artwork for record albums – Nazareth’s Hair of the Dog (1975), Popol Aces’ Stolen From Time (1976), and Jon Anderson’s Olias of Sunhillow (1976).

He also did covers for novels by John Barth, George Macbeth and C. J. Cherryh.