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Author  Story Title  Issue Date  Type  Comments
MacDonald, John D.  Labor Supply  1953 MAY  ss  (1916-1986) 1st story in F&SF in his Dr. Travis Vrees ser.; 1st story pub. sf "Cosmetics" in ASF 1948 FEB; has novels The Girl, the Gold Watch, & Everything(1962), The Executioners(1958; 1962, 1991 movies, Cape Fear) ; W-1971 Grand Master Edgar Award
MacDonald, Philip  Private—Keep Out!  1949 FLL  ss  (1899-1980) Scottish author of screenplays, detective novels; The Rasp(1924) & X v. Rex(1933) as by Martin Porlock; screenplays Rebecca(1940), The Body Snatcher(1945); N-1959 EDG for novel The List of Adrian Messenger(1963 movie)
   Solitary Confinement  1951 AUG  ss  in F&SF's 1st anthology, titled "Hub"; wrote the screenplays for Forbidden Planet(1956, as by W.J. Stuart) & The List of the Adrian Messenger(1959); has pub. several stories in the Saturday Evening Post
MacEwen, Pat  Macklin Gift, The  1997 JUN  nv  (1954?- ) has story as P.H. MacEwen "A Winter's Night" in Budrys(ed): WotF, Vol.IV(1988); regularly sells natural history pieces to children's mags.; has "Sex and the Single E.T." series in Amazing Experience 1990 NOV, & MZoo #1 1991 JAN - #9 1992 MAY
Mackay, M. Sargent  Demon Lover  1984 JUN  nv  N-1985 LOC, novelette; ps. for Alexander Mackay Smith, his 1st fiction sale; graduate of Georgetown Univ., presently in the Navy, a petty officer on board the USS Blue Ridge, home-ported in Yokosuka, Japan
Mackay, Scott  Sages of Cassiopeia, The  1994 DEC  ss  his 1st pub. story in a major American sf mag.; lives in Toronto; has novel A Friend in Barcelona(1991), about a captured U-Boat captain determined to destroy his boat & the deadly secrets it carries; mys. novel Cold Comfort(1998); sf novel Outpost(1999)
MacLean, Katherine  Interbalance  1960 OCT  ss  (1925- ) born in Glen Ridge, NJ; has a BA in Economics from Barnard College(NY), did postgraduate work in psychology, & many of her sf stories deal with the soft sciences; 1st story pub. "Defense Mechanism" in ASF 1949 OCT; Biolog in ANA 1995 JAN
MacLeish, Archibald  Epistle to Be Left in the Earth  1963 OCT  pm  (1892-1982) 1st pub. in Collected Poems 1917-1952(1952); U.S. poet, dramatist; has narrative poems The Pot of Earth(1925), The Hamlet of A. MacLeish(1928), plays Nobodaddy(1926), The Fall of the City(1937), J.B.(1958; W-Pulitzer), Herakles(1967)
MacLennan, Phyllis  Good-by, Miss Patterson  1972 JAN  vi  licensed private pilot, an instructor in Military Intelligence for two years; has an earlier story, published outside of F&SF, short story "A Contract in Karasthan" in FAN 1963 JUL; attended Clarion in 1969
   Thus Love Betrays Us  1972 SEP  ss  has novel, Turned Loose on Irdra(1970)
   Magic White Horse With His Heart in His Mouth, The  1973 AUG  vi 
   Like Phoenix From the Ashes Newly Rise  1974 MAY  ss 
   Day in the Apotheosis of the Welfare State, A  1975 JUL  ss 
   Report From the Snith Digest, A  1980 NOV  ss 
MacLeod, Ann  Settle  1968 JUN  ss  lives in Manhattan, married to Burt Filer, whose story follows(#2640)
MacLeod, Ian R.  Perfect Stranger, The  1991 DEC  nv  (1956- ) "moody sf story about a dream vacation, it examines the importance of memory, love & time"; lives in Solihull, West Midlands, UK; has law degree from Birmingham Polytechnic; worked in the civil service before becoming a fulltime writer in 1990
   Sealight  1994 MAY  ss  story inspired by Venice & elements of heroic fantasy, "I always envy the way ... (the) hero seems to be able to set off on his quest without arranging to have his mail redirected ..."; 1st pub. story novelette "Through" in INZ #30 1989
   Tirkiluk  1995 FEB  nv  story came about after he read Anthony Cave Brown: Body of Lies(1975), about Allied deception & intelligence operations in WWII, in particular the "weather wars"; his 1st sale(in 1988), novelette "1/72nd Scale" in WRT 1990 FLL, was N-1990 NEB
   Noonsday Pool, The  1995 MAY  nv  story idea came after reading Michael Kennedy: Portrait of Elgar(1968), a study of composer Sir Edward William Elgar(1857-1934); has stories "Grownups" in ASI 1992 JUN(N-1992 TIP; 1993 LOC), & "Returning" in INZ 1992 OCT(N-1992 BSF)
   Nina-With-the-Sky-in-Her-Hair  1995 DEC  nv  has stories "The Summer Isles" in ASI 1998 OCT/NOV(W-1998 SDW; 1999 WFA; N-1999 HUG, LOC, STU), & "The Chop Girl" in ASI 1999 DEC(W-2000 WFA; N-2000 HUG, LOC, STU)
   Verglas  1996 OCT/NOV  na  N-1997 HUG, LOC, novella; "I'm no climber, but I love stories of the wilderness ... I —certainly in my darker moments—would probably take the chance the family in the story are offered ..."
   Home Time  1998 FEB  nv  N-1999 LOC, novelette; has coll. Voyages by Starlight(1997; N-1998 LOC); 1st sf novel, The Great Wheel(1997; W-1998 LOC), about a priest in Africa who investigates a disease and finds politics & poverty(B&C)
Madden, David  Master's Thesis, The  1967 JUL  ss  (1933- ) Jerry David Madden; was asst. editor, The Kenyon Review; author of several books & plays; presently assoc. editor of Film Heritage, & Prof. of English at Ohio Univ.; has coll. The Shadow Knows(1970), novel Bijou(1974), nf Revising Fiction(1988)
Maddux, Rachel  Final Clearance  1956 FEB  ss  (1912-1983) wn. for Rachel Maddux Baker; grad. Univ. of Kansas; 1st story pub. na "Turnip's Blood" in Story Mag. 1936 DEC, anth. The Flying Yorkshire(1938), & in her autobiography, Communication(1941 unpub.; 1991); 1st novel The Green Kingdom(1957; 1993)
   Overture and Beginners  1957 SEP  ss  has novels Abel's Daughter(1960); A Walk in the Rain(1966; 1970 film) - see Fiction into Film: A Walk in the Rain(1970), incl. novel, its screenplay, & article on how movie was made; nf The Orchard Children(1977; 1978 movie Who'll Save the Children?)
Maio, Kathi  Films: Love After Death  1991 OCT/NOV  mr  essay: "why ghost movies are currently so popular"; Defending Your Life(1991), dir./written/stars Mel Brooks; Switch(1991), stars Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits; Truly, Madly, Deeply(1991 UK); Maio film reviewer for Sojourner: The Women's Forum since 1985
   Films: Robin Hood  1991 DEC  mr  essay: the Robin Hood legend in films; The Merry Adventures of R.H.(1922); Adventures of R.H.(1938); Robin and Marian(1976); Time Bandits(1981); reviews Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves(1991), w. Kevin Costner; Robin Hood(1991 TV), w. Patrick Bergin
   Films: Whine of a 50 Ft. Woman, The  1992 MAR  mr  essay: the role of the woman in sf movies has not been "ahead of their time"; movies mentioned: The Attack of the 50 Foot Woman(1958); Alien(1979); Aliens(1986); Terminator(1984); Terminator 2: Judgement Day(1991)
   Films: Laughing in the Dark  1992 MAY  mr  essay: grinning at the grim reaper, Dia de los Muertos; The Addams Family(1991), based on the art of Charles Addams, New Yorker Mag. cartoonist, as was the TV series(1964-66, 64 ep.), movie stars Raul Julia, Angelica Huston, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman
   Films: Beast Inside and Out, A  1992 JUL  mr  Beauty and the Beast(1991), based on 1756 fairy tale by Marie LePrince de Beaumont, a Disney film, Beast voice of Robby Benson, how Disney version compares w. Jean Cocteau's 1946 movie, & the TV series(1987-90); feminist opinion of Disney heroines
   Films: Five Hundred Year Resistance, A  1992 SEP  mr  essay: Hollywood has been reluctant to delve into moral issues of exploration & conquest; Dances with Wolves(1990), dir./star Kevin Costner; Thunderheart(1992), stars Val Kilmer, Graham Greene; book Peter Matthiessen: In the Spirit of Crazy Horse(1983)
   Films: All Children Great and Small  1992 DEC  mr  Honey, I Shrunk the Kids(1989), stars Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Amy O'Neil, Thomas Brown; Honey, I Blew Up the Kid(1992), stars Moranis & Strassman, & the baby twins Daniel & Joshua Shalikar
   Films: Boys and Their Toys  1993 FEB  mr  essay: "juvenile example of the filmmaker's art: ... banal yarn about boys & their toys"; Sneakers(1992), stars Robert Redford; also mentions War Games(1983); Desk Set(1957), stars Matthew Broderick, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn
   Films: Rise of the Blood-Sucking Romeo, The  1993 APR  mr  essay: transformation in films of the vampire from monster to "heroic figure, & a sex-symbol to boot"; Bram Stoker's Dracula(1992), stars Winona Ryder, Gary Oldman; Buffy the Vampire Slayer(1992); Dark Shadows(1990 TV); Dracula(1979), stars Frank Langella
   Films: Cold Turkey  1993 JUN  mr  essay: "Small-is-Beautiful" was never embraced by Hollywood; Forever Young(1992), stars Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis; Late for Dinner(1991), stars Brian Wimmer, Peter Berg; Maio has film review book, Feminist in the Dark(1988)
   Films: Blast From the Past, A  1993 AUG  mr  essay: growing up in the 1950s, early 1960s; Matinee(1993), dir. Joe Dante, writer Charlie Hass(plays a health teacher in movie), stars John Goodman, Omri Katz, Kellie Martin, & stars from orig. 1950s sf classics, William Schallert, Kevin McCarthy
   Films: Future Is Television, The  1993 OCT/NOV  mr  essay: "the future of sf film may lie, in large part, on (TV)"; Daybreak(1993 TV), based on Alan Bowne's play Beirut, stars Moira Kelly; The Tommyknockers(1993 TV), based on Stephen King's 1987 novel, stars Marg Helgenberger; Wild Palms(1993 TV)
   Films: Dino Might  1994 JAN  mr  essay: why kids love dinosaurs; Jurassic Park(1993), based on Michael Crichton's 1990 novel, dir. Steven Spielberg, stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
   Films: Too Many Ghosts  1994 MAR  mr  "the best ghost movie since the 1940s": Truly, Madly, Deeply(1991), stars Juliet Stevenson; Heart & Souls(1993), based on a 10-minute short called 'Seven Souls' by Gregory & Erik Hansen, stars Robert Downey Jr, Charles Grodin, Kyra Sedgewick
   Films: Sick Puppy Auteur?  1994 MAY  mr  essay: auteur, the director as author of filmic art, espec. the films of Tim Burton; Frankenweenie(1984); Pee-Wee's Big Adventure(1985); Beetlejuice(1988); Batman('89); Batman Returns('92); Edward Scissorhands('90); T. B.'s Nightmare Before Christmas('93)
   Films: Passivity of a Post-Feminist 50 Ft. Woman, The  1994 JUL  mr  Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman(1993 HBO), dir. Christopher Guest, stars Daryl Hannah, Daniel Baldwin, remake of the 1957 movie, which was dir. by Nathan Juran, starred Allison Hayes, William Hudson; Maio has mr book, Popcorn and Sexual Politics(1991)
   Films: In the Shadowland of the Hollywood Biopic  1994 OCT/NOV  mr  essay: the many errors & omissions in Richard Attenborough's biographical movies(biopics); Shadowlands(1993 U.K.), Attenborough's portrayal of C.S. Lewis, stars Anthony Hopkins; Young Winston(1972); Gandhi(1982); Cry Freedom(1987); Chaplin(1992)
   Films: Summer of the Scavengers and Cannibals  1995 JAN  mr  essay: Hollywood "eat their own young" by making endless sequels & remakes; The Flintstones(1994), stars John Goodman; The Shadow(1994), based on the old-time radio show & pulp mag., stars Alec Baldwin, also rvw. by Harlan Ellison, 1994 DEC, 1995 FEB
   Films: Wrong Way to Make Things Right, The  1995 MAR  mr  essay: "When was it that the hero & the villain of sf/f films became nearly interchangeable?"; Timecop(1994), based on the comic book ser., stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ron Silver; The Crow(1994), based on James O'Barr's b&w comic book, stars Brandon Lee
   Films: Flop About a Failure, A  1995 JUN  mr  Ed Wood(1994), biopic dir. by Tim Burton, stars Johnny Depp, Martin Landau; essay: the works of Ed Wood, incl. The Violent Years(1956), Glen or Glenda(1953), Bride of the Monster(1955), Plan 9 from Outer Space(1959)
   Films: Girls Just Wanna ... Boldly Go  1995 SEP  mr  essay: sexism & lack of female role models in sf films; Star Trek movie series; Tank Girl(1995), based on British comic created in 1988, stars Lori Petty; The Secret of Roan Inish(1994), based on Rosalie K. Fry's 1985 ya novel Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry
   Films: Strange Days and Your Average Psycho Killers  1996 MAY  mr  essay: the work of dir. Kathryn Bigelow; Strange Days(1995), dir. Bigelow, writers James Cameron & Jay Cocks, stars Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis
   Films: Hooray for Siliwood  1996 JUL  mr  essay: studios reluctant to fully utilize available computer technologies; Siliwood - Hollywood's creative foray into the Silicon Valley; 1st major experiment, Mr. Payback(1995); mentions Toy Story(1995); Jurassic Park(1993), Casper(1995), Jumanji(1995)
   Films: Big Break, Bad Fall  1996 SEP  mr  essay: how big $s deters Hollywood creativity, the filmography of John Dahl; mentions his films Kill Me Again(1989), Red Rock West(1993), The Last Seduction(1993); Unforgettable(1996), dir. Dahl, stars Linda Fiorentino, Ray Liotta
   Films: Honey, I Shrunk the Genre  1996 OCT/NOV  mr  essay: American movie industry considers sf/f to be juvenile pursuits; comix flixs; Barb Wire(1996), stars Pamela Anderson Lee; James and the Giant Peach(1996), based on Roald Dahl's 1961 children's book, live/animated Disney film, stars Paul Terry

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