Knobil was no hero. In fact, he rode endangered species for fun. Knobil was kind of a jerk.
Fantasy author, Anne McCaffrey passed away today at the age of 85. Best known for her "Dragonriders of Pern" series, McCaffrey began her writing career in 1967 with the publication of "Restoree," her first novel. She was rumored to be working on a new installment of the "Pern" series.
Thanks for creating such amazing worlds for us to inhabit every once in a while, Mrs. McCaffrey. You will be missed.