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Katherine Anne MacLean (born January 22, 1925) is 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.

Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, MacLean concentrated on mathematics and science in high school. At the time her earliest stories were being published in 1949-50, she received a B.A. in economics from Barnard College (1950), followed by postgraduate studies in psychology at various universities. Her 1951 marriage to Charles Dye ended in divorce a year later. She married David Mason in 1956. Their son, Christopher Dennis Mason, was born in 1957, and they divorced in 1962.

MacLean taught literature at the University of Maine and creative writing at the Free University of Portland. Over decades, she has continued to write while employed in a wide variety of book reviewer, economic graphanalyst, editor, EKG technician, food analyst, laboratory technician in penicillin research, nurse's aide, office manager, payroll bookkeeper, photographer, pollster, public relations, publicist and store detective.

It was while she worked as a laboratory technician in 1947 that she began writing science fiction. Strongly influenced by Ludwig von Bertalanffy's General Systems Theory, her fiction has often demonstrated a remarkable foresight in scientific advancements.

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Total Books: 14
Science Fiction Super Pack 1
2013 - Science Fiction Super Pack 1 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781484908570
ISBN-10: 1484908570
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Web of the Worlds  Rule Golden
2012 - Web of the Worlds Rule Golden (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781612870953
ISBN-10: 1612870953
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Diploids
2000 - The Diploids (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781587151286
ISBN-10: 1587151286

Second Game
1981 - Second Game (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780879976200
ISBN-10: 0879976209
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Missing Man
1975 - Missing Man (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781587151293
ISBN-10: 1587151294
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Missing man
1975 - Missing Man (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780399114748
ISBN-10: 0399114742
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Nebula Award Stories 7
1973 - Nebula Award Stories 7 (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060103286
ISBN-10: 0060103280
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Six Great Short Science Fiction Novels
1960 - Six Great Short Science Fiction Novels (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780440001119
ISBN-10: 0440001110

Star Science Fiction Stories No 5
1959 - Star Science Fiction Stories No 5 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781345003086
ISBN-10: 1345003080

Astounding Science Fiction  Volume LXII No 3
Astounding Science Fiction Volume Lxii No 3 [November 1958] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780202858111
ISBN-10: 0202858111
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

The Man in the Bird Cage
The Man in the Bird Cage (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780441518005
ISBN-10: 0441518001

The diploids
The Diploids [The Gregg Press science fiction series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780839825104
ISBN-10: 0839825102

Missing Man
Missing Man (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781557850577
ISBN-10: 1557850577
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy