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Katherine MacLean

(Katherine Anne MacLean)
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Wife of David Mason

Katherine MacLean was an American science fiction author best known for her short stories of the 1950s which examined the impact of technological advances on individuals and society.

Brian Aldiss noted that she could "do the hard stuff magnificently," while Theodore Sturgeon observed that she "generally starts from a base of hard science, or rationalizes psi phenomena with beautifully finished logic." Although her stories have been included in numerous anthologies and a few have had radio and television adaptations, The Diploids and Other Flights of Fancy (1962) is her only collection of short fiction.
Anthologies containing stories by Katherine MacLean
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Short stories
And Be Merry (1950)
Feedback (1951)
Second Game [short story] (1958) (with Charles V Devet)Hugo (nominee)
Unhuman Sacrifice (1958)
The Other (1966)
Perchance to Dream (1970)
The Missing Man [short story] (1971)Nebula Awards
Night-Rise (1978)
Isaac My Son (1994) (with Carl West)
Kiss Me (1997)

Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1959) : Second Game [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novella winner (1972) : The Missing Man [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1976) : Missing Man