The Borisography: M

Mad Cuts the Baloney Magazine Cover Painted ?.
Magic Crystal B1.44 Painted 1988.
The Magic Ring B2.82 
1986 calendar
Cover art for Warrior Witch fo Hel by Asa Drake.
Painted 1985
The Magnificent B1.02 
FAT 75 
Portfolio 2
This was the cover painting for the book Conan the Magnificient by Robert Jordan.  This is the only time I have ever bought a book for its cover.  I found the story to be well worth reading, though, as it is told in a humorous fashion, with little gore. 
Painted 1983.
Mahr B4.87 
1993 Calendar
Eastern European Mythology:  The Mahr were vampire moths that lived in the Carpathian Mountains.  When they fed on humans, it was believed, they stole the soul.  A wooden stake through the heart or exposure to daylight would kill the Mahr and return the soul to its owner. 
Painted 1991.
The Maker of Universes B2.80 
Sep 1980 
August 1997
This was the cover painting for the Philip José Farmer book of the same title (Ace, 1982) one of the World of Tiers series.  Also used for the Czech version of Nomads of Gor.
Painted 1977, oil, 17 x 27 inches.
Manco Capac and Mama Ocuo B3.68 
1989 Calendar
Based on Peruvian legend.   Manco Capac and Mama Ocuo, son and daughter of the Sun, emerged from Lake Titicaca. They journeyed to the Valley of Cuzco, which at that time was inhabited by barbarians. These savages, however, recognized the two deities as Gods and accepted the laws, the concepts of justice, and the skills they taught them. Thus the great empire of the Incas was founded. 
The male figure was modelled by Boris, and the female figure was modelled by his sister Patricia. 
The painting is undated.
Manticore B4.20 
1993 Calendar
Indian legend (but which Indians is not stated): A monster with the body of a lion and the face of a man, and with razor-sharp teeth and jaws powerful enough to crush bone, he was hunted by a fearless tribe of Indian women, the Maruts, who would eat his flesh and make poisoned darts from his fangs. 
Painted 1992.
Martial Combat BJ.31 This is the cover for More than Fire (Tor, 1993) by Philip José Farmer, which is the latest book in the World of Tiers series. 
Painted 1991.
The Master and the Maiden FABV Cover for Ballantine Books: Master and the Maiden by Alice Chetwynd Ley. 
Painted 1977, oil, 16 x 26 inches.
Maya B2.37 
1988 Calendar
Boris' daughter, Maya, posed for this painting, which is one of the Zodiac series painted for the 1988 calendar (see also Cancer). 
Painted 1987.
Mayan Serpent B1.67 
Portfolio 24 
This was commissioned by the Berkeley Publishing Group: Clash of the Star Kings by Avram Davidson.  The painting appears never to have had the finishing touches put to it - the top of the temple's roof shows through the leg of the figure, or perhaps the other way around (see the detail image). 
Painted 1983. 
Medea B2.49 
Greek Mythology: Medea was the wife of Jason, the famous Greek hero who retrieved the Golden Fleece.  When he was about to wed another woman for political reasons, she killed his wife-to-be, and then slew her sons by Jason.  She was, it seems, a woman scorned.  I think this was painted for a calendar. 
Painted 1990.
Medea B3.11 
Greek Mythology:  This one was painted for Ladies
Painted 1990.
Medea's Chariot BJ.09 Greek Mythology: After the murder of her rival and her children, Medea pleaded with her grandfather, Helios the Sun god, to send his chariot for her.  Helios despatched a chariot drawn by golden dragons. 
This was a sketch for Ladies, but the concept changed (this part of the tale is not told in the book) and another painting took its place. 
Sketched, probably, in 1989 or 1990.
Medusa CD1 
Greek Mythology: Medusa was one of the three Gorgons.  She was slain by Perseus, but her severed head retained its ability to turn those who looked upon her face to stone.  The tale told in Enchantment is not the Greek myth, though. 
Painted 1984.
Medusa II B3.58 
Greek Mythology: In this image, we see Perseus about to capture Medusa's head.  Boris does not portray her shock of snakes which served her as hair.  See the foot of the page for a poetic lament. 
Painted 1990.
Mercenary B1.30 
FAT 98
Book cover for Pocket Books: The Mercenary by Jerry Pournelle. 
Painted 1979.
Mercenary B4.60 Described on the back of the card as a cover for Pocket Books in 1979, although the painting itself is dated the following year.  The card also claims that the picture was used in Fantasy Art Techniques, which is incorrect; the painting above was so used. 
Painted 1980.
Metal Angel BOB.70 This is the cover of Metal Angel (Roc, 1994) by Nancy Springer. 
Painted ?.
The Micronauts FAT 24 Used as the cover for The Micronauts (Bantam, 1977) by Gordon Williams. 
Painting undated.
Mimir B4.74 
1993 Calendar
Norse Mythology: A giant of superhuman strength, he stood knee-deep in the Waters of Ultimate Wisdom, holding the Kjolen Mountains on his shoulders and watching over the oracles who drank the water to learn the secrets of the world. 
Painted 1991.
Minerva CD1 Roman Mythology: The Goddess of Wisdom.  This was the centrepiece of the 1990 calendar. 
Painted 1989.
The Minotaur B3.26 
1992 calendar
Greek Mythology: Because of his failure to sacrifice a promised bull, King Minos angered Poseidon, God of the Sea, who sent a bull to him and caused his wife, Pasiphae, to fall in love with the bull.  From her unnatural union with this bull was born the Minotaur, with the body of a man and the head of a bull.  The Minotaur was kept in a labyrinth and was, ultimately, killed by Theseus. 
Painted 1991.
Mistress of the Cats B2.30 
Painted 1987.
Molly Hatchet B4.67 
FAT 25
Record cover for Take no Prisoners (CBS, 1981) by the group Molly Hatchet. 
Painted 1981.
The Moon and the Sun B4.01 
1988 Calendar
Centrepiece for the 1988 Zodiac calendar. 
Painted 1987.
More than Fire B4.75 Book cover for A Fire Upon the Deep (Tor, 1992) by Vernor Vinge. 
Painted 1991.
Mormak BJ.34 
February 1996
Painted 1995.
Mortal Gods June 1980 Cover for Mortal Gods (Signet, 1978) by Jonathan Fast. 
Painted ?
Moses BOB.30 Christian Biblical story: Moses led the Israelites from their slavery in Egypt to the promised land of Canaan.  Along the way he had delivered to him the stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments. 
Painted ?.
Mother and Daughter B1.48 
Portfolio 16
Cover art for Death Riders of Hel by Asa Drake. 
Painted 1986.
Mother's Child B4.61 
Portfolio (cover)
Painted 1992.
The Mountain Beast CD1 
FAT 36 
A book cover for The Mountain Monster, a Doc Savage book, published by Bantam Books. 
Painting undated.
Mr. O. BJ.05 This was a promotional piece using Mr Olympia as a model. 
Painted ?.
Mutants BJ.41 Painted 1992.
My Lord Barbarian . Cover of the book My Lord Barbarian by Andrew J Offutt, published 1977 by Del Rey Books.
Mysterious Rider 1980 calendar Was the cover design for Future Magazine, 1978.
Myths of Raltarnee BJ.U1 
July 1996
Painted 1995.
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Last updated: 4th July, 1999

I have forgotten who wrote this, and the title it was given, but I do remember at least most of the verses.  I'm not totally certain I have it right, but here goes what I remember:

Medusa, Medusa, in days that were olden
Did you touch up your snakes, turning silver to golden?
Though snakes through the ages have never turned grey
They're known to get hungry, they seek after prey.
Snakes do tend to wander, they slither when wet
Did you envy your victims their permanent set?