Katherine MacLean

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(1925 -- September 1, 2019)

Katherine Anne (Kate) MacLean is an SF author best known for her short fiction of the 1950s which examined the impact of technological advances on individuals and society. According to The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, she "was in the vanguard of those sf writers trying to apply to the soft sciences the machinery of the hard sciences."

She was nominated for the 1959 Best Novelette Hugo.

She was married to sf writers Charles Dye from 1951 to 1953, David Mason from 1956 to 1962 and then to Carl West.

An appreciation of her and her work appeared in First Fandom's Scientifiction, New Series #61, 2019.

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

SF Encyclopedia entry (IA)


Person Reasonator Search 19252019
Also involved with: Nebula Awards - SFWA Author Emeritus
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