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McGarry, Mark J

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1958-    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Acts of Love" (in The Edge of Space, anth 1979, ed Robert Silverberg), whose two novels are Sun Dogs (1981), in which humans and Aliens come to blows over rights over a valuable planet (see Colonization of Other Worlds), and Blank Slate (1984), in which the Uplift-motivated gift by an advanced race of Matter Transmission proves problematic for the human colony planets abandoned decades earlier by Mother Earth. [JC]

Mark J McGarry

born Albany, New York: 6 February 1958


  • Sun Dogs (New York: New American Library/Signet Books, 1981) [pb/Richard Courtney]
  • Blank Slate (New York: New American Library/Signet Books, 1984) [pb/]
  • "The Mercy Gate" (Washington, District of Columbia: for the author, 1999) [story: first appeared March 1998 F&SF: pb/from Hans Burgkmair]


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