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Michael Bishop


USA flag (1945 - 2023)

aka Philip Lawson

Michael Bishop was born in 1945 in Lincoln, Nebraska. After receiving a master's degree in English from the University of Georgia, Bishop taught at the USAF Academy Preparatory School in Colorado, but soon began placing his short stories with the science fiction magazines. His first novel, A FUNERAL FOR THE EYES OF FIRE, was first published in 1975 and was followed by such critically acclaimed works as AND STRANGE AT ECBATAN THE TREES, STOLEN FACES, A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE, CATACOMB YEARS, TRANSFIGURATIONS, ENCOUNTERS WITH THE DIETY, ANCIENT DAYS, and COUNTER GEIGER'S BLUES. Bishop's shorter fiction has appeared in numerous periodicals, anthologies, and best-of-the-year compilations.
 

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series
Urban Nucleus
   1. A Little Knowledge (1977)
   2. Catacomb Years (1979)
   3. Under Heaven's Bridge (1980) (with Ian Watson)
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Will Keats (as by Philip Lawson)
   1. Would It Kill You to Smile? (1998)
   2. Muskrat Courage (2000)
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Novels
   A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire (1975)
   Beneath the Shattered Moons (1976)
     aka And Strange at Ecbatan the Trees
   Stolen Faces (1977)
   Eyes of Fire (1979)
   Transfigurations (1979)
   No Enemy But Time (1982)
   Who Made Stevie Crye? (1984)
   Ancient of Days (1985)
   Philip K Dick Is Dead, Alas (1987)
     aka The Secret Ascension
   Unicorn Mountain (1988)
   Count Geiger's Blues (1992)
   Brittle Innings (1994)
   Joel-Brock the Brave and the Valorous Smalls (2016)
   The City and the Cygnets (2019)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Anthologies edited
   Changes (1983) (with Ian Watson)
   Light Years and Dark (1984)
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Non fiction
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Series contributed to
Nebula Award Stories
   23. Nebula Awards 23 (1989)
   24. Nebula Awards 24 (1990)
   25. Nebula Awards 25 (1991)
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Michael Bishop recommends
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The Big Get-Even (2018)
(Glen and Stan, book 1)
Paul Di Filippo
"The Big Get-Even mixes the cocktail of classic noir with a style and panache utterly Paul Di Filippian. It blends a cast of sexy and larcenous guys and molls (and one pretty-boy rotten egg), a wittily suspenseful buildup, and a gasp-provoking payoff into a highly palatable intoxicant. I drank it off straight in nearly one draught, and I commend it to you as a bracing tonic for the blues and the blahs, no chaser necessary."
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A Secret History of Witches (2017)
Louisa Morgan
"Epic... relay race that gripped me from start to finish. Fiercely uncompromising and unsentimentally poignant, A Secret History of Witches will transfix you."
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Substrate Phantoms (2017)
Jessica Reisman
"a parsec-pioneering SF novel of the highest pedigree."

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Anthologies containing stories by Michael Bishop
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The Final Frontier (2018)
Stories of Exploring Space, Colonizing the Universe, and First Contact
edited by
Neil Clarke

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