A Century of John D. MacDonald

jdmannivshotToday marks the 100th birthday of our favorite author, John Dann MacDonald.

Just as I did two years ago—to celebrate McGee’s 50th anniversary—it’s my intention to find some lakeside watering hole this evening and toast JDM’s memory with a nice Boodles martini on the rocks. I hope that you are all able to do something similar by way of celebration.

And I’d like to think that, a century from today, people will still be celebrating this great American author, and enjoying each and every one of his twenty-one McGee adventures through their neural implants or projected on the backs of their Google-ized eyelids. And they, like us, will wish that they could spend just one tropical evening on the deck of the Busted Flush with Meyer and Trav.

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2 thoughts on “A Century of John D. MacDonald

  1. I’m still working through the original pulps – reading Key to the Suite now. It’s fun for me, a career engineer, because it’s set at an engineering trade show / convention. More than any other writer I can recall, JDM had his heroes in my type of work – engineering and technical management in some sort of manufacturing.

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