Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.
(1943- ) US author born Kathleen McKinney (the Sky came from her first husband Karl Sky) whose first genre story was "One Ordinary Day, with Box" in Generation (anth 1972) edited by David Gerrold. She was married to Stephen Goldin 1972-1982, and wrote with him The Business of Being a Writer (1982); she is thus also known as Kathleen Sky-Goldin but has not used this version of her name as a byline.
Her debut novel Birthright (1975) speculates emotionally about distinctions between human and Android after Genetic Engineering has become a common practice. Her other work in the genre has also been romantic, including two competent Star Trek Ties, Vulcan! (1978) and Death's Angel (1981), and the separate novels Ice Prison (1976) and Witchdame (1985), the latter being an historical fantasy, which, though it seemed to presage sequels, stands alone. [PN]
Kathleen McKinney Sky
born Alhambra, California: 5 August 1943
- Vulcan! (New York: Bantam Books, 1978) [tie to the Star Trek universe: Star Trek: pb/Bob Larkin]
- Death's Angel (New York: Bantam Books, 1981) [tie to the Star Trek universe: Star Trek: pb/Bob Larkin]
- Birthright (Toronto, Ontario: Laser Books, 1975) [pb/Kelly Freas]
- Ice Prison (Toronto, Ontario: Laser Books, 1976) [pb/Kelly Freas]
- Witchdame (New York: Berkley Books, 1985) [pb/Don Maitz]
collections and stories
- Star Rooks (no place given: Embiid Press, 2004) with Stephen Goldin [coll: ebook: na/]
- Painting the Roses Red (no place given: Parsina Press, 2009) with Stephen Goldin [story: ebook: first appeared in unidentified 1980s journal: na/]
- The Devil Behind the Leaves (no place given: Parsina Press, 2009) with Stephen Goldin [story: ebook: first appeared October 1981 Fantasy Book: na/]
- The Business of Being a Writer (New York: Harper and Row, 1982) with Stephen Goldin [nonfiction: hb/]
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