A friend of mine has always called this the darkest part of the year. In a way, I think she’s right. I just found out that one of Science Fiction’s icons passed away yesterday: Anne McCaffrey. Yes, she passed away, according to Random House’s website. She authored all sorts of things, romance, fantasy, science fiction and wrote some outstanding classics: Crystal Singer, the Rowan series, and Petaybee and of course, the Dragonriders (other than Elric, F’lar was one of my book boyfriends ;)) and more. I always thought no one wrote dragons better, try as they might. *sigh* Anne, you will be missed!