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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
A Little KnowledgeCatacomb YearsUnder Heaven's Bridge
 
Will Keats (as by Philip Lawson)
1. Would It Kill You to Smile? (1998)
2. Muskrat Courage (2000)
Would It Kill You to Smile?Muskrat Courage
 
Series contributed to
Nebula Awards 23Nebula Awards 24Nebula Awards 25
 
Anthologies edited
ChangesLight Years and Dark: Science Fiction and Fantasy of and for Our Time
 
Non fiction
A Reverie for Mister Ray
 
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)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Tenth Annual Collection (1997)
Black Swan, White Raven (1997)
Dying for It (1997)
The Best of Crank! (1998)
Dangerous Vegetables (1998)
The Best from Galaxy, Volume IVNew Dimensions 8The Best Science Fiction of the Year 7Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year 1977
ShadowsUniverse 8The Year's Best Horror Stories VIIThe Year's Finest Fantasy Volume 2
The Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year 1Shadows 2Universe 10Dragons of Light
UniverseX 11Fantasy Annual IIIA Treasury of Modern FantasyFantasy Annual V
The Road to Science Fiction 4: From Here to ForeverNebula Award Stories 17Universe 13The Nebula Awards 18
Top FantasyThe Second Omni Book of Science FictionThe Best Science Fiction of the Year 13Nebula Awards 20
Heroic Visions IIAfterlivesTerry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year 15A Century of Horror 1970-1979: The Greatest Stories of the Decade
The Architecture of FearA Century of Fantasy 1980-1989Full Spectrum 3Nebula Awards 25
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual CollectionHorror Story Volume 3Strange DreamsAliens and UFO's: Extraterrestrial Tales from Asimov's Science Fiction and Analog Science Fiction and Fact
The Norton Book of Science FictionChristmas ForeverNebula Awards 28Tombs
Heaven Sent: 18 Glorious Tales of the AngelsThe Year's Best Science Fiction Twelfth Annual CollectionKilling Me SoftlyDinosaurs II
Virtually Now: Stories of Science, Technology, and the FutureDante's DisciplesThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Tenth Annual CollectionBlack Swan, White Raven
Dying for ItThe Best of Crank!Dangerous Vegetables
 
Short stories
Death and Designation Among the Asadi (1973)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
The White Otters of Childhood (1973)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
On the Street of the Serpents (1974)Nebula (nominee)
Allegiances (1975)
Blooded on Arachne [short story] (1975)Nebula (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 (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 (nominee)
One Winter in Eden [short story] (1980)
Saving Face (1980)
The Quickening (1981)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula
Vox Olympica (1981)
No Enemy But Time (excerpt) (1982)
Esterhazy and the Autogondola-Invention (1983)Nebula (nominee)
The Gospel According to Gamaliel Crucis (1983)Nebula (nominee)
Her Habiline Husband (1983)Nebula (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 (nominee)
Diary of a Dead Man (1986)
Voices (1986)
In the Memory Room (1987)
Apartheid, Superstrings and Mordecai Thubana (1989)World Fantasy (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
The Ommatidium Miniatures (1989)Nebula (nominee)
Snapshots from the Butterfly Plague (1990)
Life Regarded as a Jigsaw Puzzle of Highly Lustrous Cats (1991)Nebula (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 nominee (1974) : Death and Designation Among the Asadi
Hugo nominee (1974) : The White Otters of Childhood
Nebula nominee (1974) : Death and Designation Among the Asadi
Nebula nominee (1974) : The White Otters of Childhood
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1975) : Cathadonian Odyssey
Nebula nominee (1975) : On the Street of the Serpents
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1976) : Rogue Tomato
Nebula nominee (1976) : Blooded on Arachne [short story]
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1976) : A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire
Hugo nominee (1977) : The Samurai and the Willows
Nebula nominee (1977) : The Samurai and the Willows
World Fantasy Best Short story nominee (1979) : Within the Walls of Tyre
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1980) : Vernalfest Morning
Hugo nominee (1982) : The Quickening
Nebula winner (1982) : The Quickening
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1983) : No Enemy But Time
Nebula Best Novel winner (1983) : No Enemy But Time
Nebula nominee (1984) : Esterhazy and the Autogondola-Invention
Nebula nominee (1984) : The Gospel According to Gamaliel Crucis
Nebula nominee (1984) : Her Habiline Husband
World Fantasy nominee (1984) : The Monkey's Bride
Hugo nominee (1986) : A Gift from the GrayLanders
Nebula nominee (1986) : A Gift from the GrayLanders
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (1988) : Ancient of Days
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (1989) : Philip K Dick Is Dead, Alas
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature winner (1989) : Unicorn Mountain
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1990) : The Ommatidium Miniatures
World Fantasy nominee (1990) : Apartheid, Superstrings and Mordecai Thubana
Nebula nominee (1992) : Apartheid, Superstrings and Mordecai Thubana
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1993) : Life Regarded as a Jigsaw Puzzle of Highly Lustrous Cats
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1995) : Brittle Innings
Hugo 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 nominee (1996) : Brittle Innings
Philip K Dick Award Best Collection 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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