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Michael Bishop


USA (1945 - )

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. Since 1974, the author, his wife, and two children have resided in Pine Mountain, Georgia.
 
Series
 
Will Keats (as by Philip Lawson)
1. Would It Kill You to Smile? (1998)
2. Muskrat Courage (2000)
 
Series contributed to
 
Anthologies edited
 
Non fiction
 
Anthologies containing stories by Michael Bishop
The Best from Galaxy, Volume IV (1976)
New Dimensions 8 (1978)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 7 (1978)
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year 1977 (1978)
Shadows (1978)
Universe 8 (1978)
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year 1978 (1979)
The Year's Best Horror Stories VII (1979)
The Year's Finest Fantasy Volume 2 (1979)
The Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year 1 (1979)
Shadows 2 (1979)
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year 1979 (1980)
Universe 10 (1980)
Dragons of Light (1980)
UniverseX 11 (1981)
Fantasy Annual III (1981)
A Treasury of Modern Fantasy (1981)
Fantasy Annual V (1982)
The Road to Science Fiction 4: From Here to Forever (1982)
Nebula Award Stories 17 (1983)
Universe 13 (1983)
The Nebula Awards 18 (1983)
Top Fantasy (1984)
The Second Omni Book of Science Fiction (1984)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 13 (1984)
Nebula Awards 20 (1985)
Heroic Visions II (1986)
Afterlives (1986)
Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year 15 (1986)
A Century of Horror 1970-1979: The Greatest Stories of the Decade (1987)
The Architecture of Fear (1987)
A Century of Fantasy 1980-1989 (1990)
Full Spectrum 3 (1991)
Nebula Awards 25 (1991)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual Collection (1991)
Horror Story Volume 3 (1991)
Strange Dreams (1993)
Aliens and UFO's: Extraterrestrial Tales from Asimov's Science Fiction and Analog Science Fiction and Fact (1993)
The Norton Book of Science Fiction (1993)
Christmas Forever (1993)
Nebula Awards 28 (1994)
Tombs (1994)
Heaven Sent: 18 Glorious Tales of the Angels (1995)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Twelfth Annual Collection (1995)
Killing Me Softly (1995)
Dinosaurs II (1995)
Virtually Now: Stories of Science, Technology, and the Future (1996)
Dante's Disciples (1996)
Black Swan, White Raven (1997)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Tenth Annual Collection (1997)
Dying for It (1997)
The Best of Crank! (1998)
Dangerous Vegetables (1998)












 
Short stories
Death and Designation Among the Asadi (1973)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
The White Otters of Childhood (1973)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
On the Street of the Serpents (1974)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Allegiances (1975)
Blooded on Arachne [short story] (1975)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Cathadonian Odyssey (1975)Hugo (nominee)
Rogue Tomato (1975)Hugo (nominee)
Beneath the Shattered Moons (1976)
The Samurai and the Willows (1976)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
Cabinet Meeting (1977)
The House of Compassionate Sharers (1977)
Collaborating (1978)
Mory (1978)
Old Folks at Home (1978)
Three Dream Women (1978) (with Craig Kee Strete)
Within the Walls of Tyre (1978)World Fantasy (nominee)
Seasons Of Belief (1979)
Vernalfest Morning (1979)Nebula Awards (nominee)
One Winter in Eden [short story] (1980)
Saving Face (1980)
The Quickening (1981)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards
Vox Olympica (1981)
No Enemy But Time (excerpt) (1982)
Esterhazy and the Autogondola-Invention (1983)Nebula Awards (nominee)
The Gospel According to Gamaliel Crucis (1983)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Her Habiline Husband (1983)Nebula Awards (nominee)
The Monkey's Bride (1983)World Fantasy (nominee)
Dogs' Lives (1984)
The Bob Dylan Tambourine Software and Satori Support Services Consortium, Ltd. (1985)
A Gift from the GrayLanders (1985)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
Diary of a Dead Man (1986)
Voices (1986)
In the Memory Room (1987)
Apartheid, Superstrings and Mordecai Thubana (1989)World Fantasy (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
The Ommatidium Miniatures (1989)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Snapshots from the Butterfly Plague (1990)
Life Regarded as a Jigsaw Puzzle of Highly Lustrous Cats (1991)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Herding with the Hadrosaurs (1992)
Beginnings (1993)
Cri de Coeur (1994)Hugo (nominee)
Chihuahua Flats (1995)
Epistrophy (1995)
I, Iscariot (1995)
Spiritual Dysfunction and Counterangelic Longings; or, Sariela: A Case Study in One Act (1995)
Among the Handlers (1996)
The Mark 16 Hands on Assembly of Jesus Risen, Formerly Snake-o-rama (1996)
Rapunzel (1997)
Yesterday's Hostage (1997)


Awards
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1974) : Death and Designation Among the Asadi
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1974) : The White Otters of Childhood
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1974) : Death and Designation Among the Asadi
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1974) : The White Otters of Childhood
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1975) : Cathadonian Odyssey
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1975) : On the Street of the Serpents
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1976) : Rogue Tomato
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1976) : Blooded on Arachne [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1976) : A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1977) : The Samurai and the Willows
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1977) : The Samurai and the Willows
World Fantasy Best Short Story nominee (1979) : Within the Walls of Tyre
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1980) : Vernalfest Morning
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1982) : The Quickening
Nebula Awards Best Novellette winner (1982) : The Quickening
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1983) : No Enemy But Time
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (1983) : No Enemy But Time
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1984) : Esterhazy and the Autogondola-Invention
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1984) : The Gospel According to Gamaliel Crucis
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1984) : Her Habiline Husband
World Fantasy Best Novella nominee (1984) : The Monkey's Bride
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1986) : A Gift from the GrayLanders
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1986) : A Gift from the GrayLanders
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (1988) : Ancient of Days
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (1989) : Philip K Dick Is Dead, Alas
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book winner (1989) : Unicorn Mountain
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1990) : The Ommatidium Miniatures
World Fantasy Best Novella nominee (1990) : Apartheid, Superstrings and Mordecai Thubana
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1992) : Apartheid, Superstrings and Mordecai Thubana
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1993) : Life Regarded as a Jigsaw Puzzle of Highly Lustrous Cats
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1995) : Brittle Innings
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1995) : Cri de Coeur
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1995) : Brittle Innings
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1995) : Brittle Innings
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1996) : Brittle Innings
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (1996) : At the City Limits of Fate


Books about Michael Bishop
Michael Bishop (1989) by Gordon Benson and Phil Stephensen-Payne
 
Michael Bishop recommends
Portrait of Jennie
Portrait of Jennie (1940)
Robert Nathan
"I first read Robert Nathan's Portrait of Jennie as impressionable young man of sixteen or seventeen. It appealed to the nadve romantic in me. Reading it thirty-five years later, I note the clean simplicity of its prose, its economical evocations of character and setting, and its unflamboyant wisdom: 'Yesterday is just as true as today; only we forget'. Portrait of Jennie reminds us of that truth again. An almost perfect little book."
Radio Free Albemuth
Radio Free Albemuth (1985)
Philip K Dick
"Good enough to stand in the top ten or twelve PKD SF novels."
The Cold Road
The Cold Road (2003)
Rick Wilber
"Wilber will exhilarate, startle, and dazzle you."



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