John D. MacDonald

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(July 24, 1916 – December 28, 1986)

John Dann MacDonald, JDM, primarily an author of crime and suspense novels, wrote a few memorable SF works, some of which were written under the pseudonyms John Wade Farrell and Peter Reed. He is remembered primarily for his popular mystery series about Travis McGee. His novel, The Executioner, was filmed twice as Cape Fear.

As a young man, he was a member of the Central New York Science-Fantasy Society.

Born in Pennsylvania, he lived much of his life in Florida, but died in Milwaukee, where he is buried.

His SF included:

  • 1951 — Wine of the Dreamers (reprinted as Planet of the Dreamers)
  • 1952 — Ballroom of the Skies
  • 1962 — The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything
  • 1978 — Other Times, Other Worlds (SF stories chosen by MacDonald and Martin H. Greenberg)
  • 1980 — Time and Tomorrow (an omnibus of MacDonald's three SF novels)

Len Moffatt was a JDM enthusiast and published The JDM Bibliophile and, with June Moffatt, the JDM Master Checklist.

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