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author: anne mccaffrey
children of dune - leto 1
Anne McCaffrey has died. The first woman to win the Hugo and the Nebula, and her Dragonriders books, her Lessa and Brekke and Menolly, her Rowan and The Ship that Sang, Crystal Singer and the breadth of her works between I owe a debt of gratitude for that I'll carry until the day I die.

I honestly had no idea how much this would hurt, one of the women whose work built the foundation of my love of sci-fi and fantasy, dragons and starships, but mostly, the people she created in the worlds she built who embodied all the potential of what we could become.

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Heh. As I was reading these comments I was fomenting my reply - and you almost wrote it. I fell in love with the name Brekke the first time I saw it (age... 11? 12?) not so much the *character* - she was kind of a wuss :-) - but the NAME, oh the word, so *strong* - and resolved to use it to name my daughter. As life went on and it became clear I would have no daughter - but I *would* be involved in the BDSM scene, I decided to use it as my scene name. I have been known as Brekke for over 10 years now, probably now to more people as that than my legal name. Thanks, Anne, for a rockin name, and for all of the inspiration your characters have given us.

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