M.C.A. Hogarth

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M.C.A. Hogarth
Born October 2[1]
United States
Occupation Author, artist

Maggie C.A. "M.C.A." Hogarth, née de Alarcon,[2] is an American author and artist who works in the science fiction, fantasy, and anthropomorphic animal genres.

Biography[edit]

Hogarth was born in the United States, the daughter of two Cuban political exiles.[3] As of December, 2013, she lives in Florida, USA.[4]

"Space Marine" controversy[edit]

In mid-December, 2012, Games Workshop made a complaint to Amazon.com about Hogarth's novel Spots the Space Marine (a near-future military science fiction novel about real marines). Games Workshop indicated that the work infringed on their trademark of the words "space marine", and, as a result, Amazon blocked sales of the book.[5][6][7]

This led to an internet backlash from commentators such as Cory Doctorow[8] and digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation,[9] who questioned the right of Games Workshop to trademark the term.[10] Subsequently, Spots the Space Marine reappeared on Amazon, and Games Workshop issued no further legal action.[11]

Honors and awards[edit]

Hogarth was a guest of honor at the Midwest FurFest furry convention in 2003 and 2009. Her short story "In the Line of Duty" was the winner of the 2003 Ursa Major Award for Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction.[12]

In 2004, her story The Flight of the Godkin Griffin was nominated in the Best Other Work category of the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards.[13]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Alysha's Fall (Sep 1, 2000)[1]
  • The Elements of Freedom (Pelted Shorts 3) (Nov 4, 2010)
  • In The Line of Duty (Alysha Forrest 3) (Sep 20, 2010)
  • Dark Lighthouse (Alysha Forrest 4) (Sep 28, 2010)
  • Second (Alysha Forrest 2) (Oct 4, 2010)
  • His Neuter Face (Jokka Shorts) (Oct 10, 2010)
  • Fire in the Void (Oct 12, 2010)
  • A Trifold Spiral Knot (Jokka Shorts) (Oct 18, 2010)
  • Freedom, Spiced and Drunk (Oct 19, 2010)
  • Money for Sorrow, Made Joy (Jokka Shorts) (Oct 19, 2010)
  • Stormfront (Oct 19, 2010)
  • The Worth of a Shell (Oct 19, 2010)
  • Unspeakable (Oct 19, 2010)
  • Butterfly (Pelted Shorts) (Oct 25, 2010)
  • Rosettes and Ribbons (Pelted Shorts 2) (Nov 8, 2010)
  • New Stories (Jokka Shorts) (Nov 23, 2010)
  • Season's Meaning (Alysha Forrest 5) (Nov 30, 2010)
  • Skip-Leveling (Dec 13, 2010)
  • The Blade to Your Hand (Dec 19, 2010)
  • Broken Chains (Oct 26, 2010)
  • Breaths Long as Years (Compass Rose 1) (Feb 9, 2011)
  • Useless Tears (Compass Rose 4) (Feb 9, 2011)
  • Not Now, Not Ever (Compass Rose 3) (Feb 13, 2011)
  • A Divine Consistency (Feb 21, 2011)
  • Bitter Apples (Mar 3, 2011)
  • The Copper Bodice (Mar 29, 2011)
  • The Perfect Totem (Mar 29, 2011)
  • Snow in Summer, Flowers in Fall (Apr 3, 2011)
  • Blueberries: A Poetry Chapbook (Apr 14, 2011)
  • Fire Queen, Dark Lady (Apr 18, 2011)
  • Songs From a Conch Shell Whistle (Apr 26, 2011)
  • Salome (May 7, 2011)
  • Living the Moment (May 17, 2011)
  • Stone Moon, Silk Scarves (May 19, 2011)
  • Anadi Dolls (Jun 28, 2011)
  • Clays Beneath the Skies (Jul 1, 2011)
  • Unknowable (Jul 20, 2011)
  • The Smell of Intelligence (Jokka Shorts) (Aug 19, 2011)
  • Pantheon (Pelted Shorts 4) (Aug 25, 2011)
  • Family (Jahir and Vasiht'h) (Oct 26, 2011)
  • The Snow Maiden, or the Case with the Holiday Blues (Jahir and Vasiht'h) (Nov 13, 2011)
  • Even the Wingless (Sep 11, 2011)
  • Precious Things (Sep 18, 2011)
  • A Rosary of Stones and Thorns (Sep 25, 2011)
  • Spots the Space Marine: Defense of the Fiddler (Dec 14, 2011)
  • Claws and Starships: A Collection of Pelted Short Fiction (Dec 18, 2011)
  • Blades and Bitter Apples (Jan 13, 2012)
  • Spots the Space Marine: Letters (Spots 2) (Mar 15, 2012)
  • The Case of the Poisoned House and Other Xenopsychiatric Studies (Jahir and Vasiht'h) (Apr 2, 2012)
  • The Aphorisms of Kherishdar (Apr 8, 2012)
  • The Admonishments of Kherishdar (Apr 9, 2012)
  • Flight of the Godkin Griffin: Book 1 of the Tale of the Godkindred (Jun 18, 2012)
  • Black Blossom: A Fantasy of Manners Among Aliens, Volume 3 (Oct 4, 2012)
  • From Spark to Finish: Running Your Kickstarter Campaign (Oct 8, 2012)
  • Pearl in the Void: Book 2 of the Stone Moon Trilogy (Volume 2) (Mar 31, 2013)
  • A Bloom in the North: Book 3 of the Stone Moon Trilogy (Apr 3, 2013)
  • Earthrise (Her Instruments) (Volume 1) (Apr 30, 2013)
  • Mindtouch (The Dreamhealers) (Volume 1) (Jun 15, 2013)
  • Rose Point: Her Instruments, Book 2 (Volume 2) (Oct 7, 2013)
  • The Godson's Triumph (The Godkindred Saga) (Oct 28, 2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b M.C.A Hogarth's page on amazon.com. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  2. ^ M.C.A. Hogath on the Internet Science Fiction Database. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  3. ^ "About M.C.A Hogarth". mcahogarth.org. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  4. ^ M.C.A. Hogarth's profile on Twitter. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  5. ^ "Update on Games Workshop’s Quarrel with Spots the Space Marine" - entry on M.C.A. Hogarth's blog. Dated January 3, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  6. ^ Barnett, David (7 February 2013). "Superheroes, space marines and lawyers get into trademark fight". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Row blows up over ownership of 'space marine' term". bbc.co.uk. BBC. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  8. ^ Cory Doctorow (6 February 2013). "Games Workshop trademark bullying goes thermonuclear: now they say you can't use "space marine" in science fiction". Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  9. ^ Corynne McSherry (8 February 2013). "Trademark Bully Thwarted: Spots the Space Marine Back Online". EFF. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Games Workshop Space Marine Trademark Battle Erupts As Sci-Fi Fans Point To History". Huffington Post UK. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Hogarth, MCA. "The Return of Spots the Space Marine". MCAH Online. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  12. ^ 2003 winners on the Ursa Major Awards website. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  13. ^ 2004 Awards on the Spectrum Awards website. Retrieved December 3, 2013.

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