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At the City Limits of Fate
Blooded on Arachne
Blue Kansas Sky
Brighten to Incandescence
Close Encounters With the Deity
The Door Gunner and Other Perilous Flights of Fancy
Enphatically Not SF, Almost
One Winter in Eden

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Blooded on Arachne


Contents

  • Preface
  • Among the Hominids at Olduvai [poem]
  • Blooded on Arachne *
  • Cathadonian Odyssey *
  • Effigies *
  • The House of Compassionate Sharers *
  • In Chinistrex Fortronza the People are Machines *
  • Leaps of Faith *
  • On the Street of the Serpents
  • Piñon Fall *
  • Rogue Tomato
  • Spacemen and Gypsies
  • The White Otters of Childhood
  • For the Lady of a Physicist [poem]
    1. Sauk City WI: Arkham House [ISBN 0-87054-093-9] [hc] ($13.95), Jan 1982; 338 pp. [cover: Ron Walotsky; interior illustrations by Glennray Tutor] [4081 copies printed]
    2. New York: Timescape [Pocket] [ISBN 0-671-41319-8] [pb] ($3.50), Jan 1983; 305 pp. [cover: Ron Walotsky]
    3. [Split into two volumes for German publication; translation by Johannes P. Blasius]
      • [Part One as Arachne; includes all stories noted as *]
        Frankfurt: Ullstein (#31054) [ISBN 3-548-31054-0] [pb] (DM 6.80), Jun 1983; 176 pp. [cover: Peter Knifton]
      • [Part Two as Raumfahrer und Sternzigeuner; includes both poems (not translated) and the remaining stories]
        Frankfurt: Ullstein (#31063) [ISBN 3-548-31063-X] [pb] (DM 6.80), Nov 1983; 176 pp. [cover: Tony Roberts]


    One Winter in Eden


    Contents

  • Introductions [Foreword by Thomas M. Disch]
  • One Winter in Eden
  • Seasons of Belief
  • Cold War Orphans
  • The Yukio Mishima Cultural Association of Kudzu Valley, Georgia
  • Out of the Mouths of Olympus
  • Patriots
  • Collaborating
  • Within the Walls of Tyre
  • The Monkey's Bride
  • Vernalfest Morning
  • Saving Face
  • The Quickening
    1. Sauk City WI: Arkham House [ISBN 0-87054-096-3] [hc] ($13.95), Jan 1984; 273 pp. [cover: Raymond Bayless; interior artwork by Andrew Smith] [3596 copies printed]


    Close Encounters With the Deity


    Contents

  • Religion and Science Fiction [Foreword by Isaac Asimov]
  • Close Encounter with the Deity
  • Voices
  • A Spy in the Domain of Arnheim
  • Love's Heresy
  • Storming the Bijou, Mon Amour
  • Dogs' Lives
  • A Gift from the GrayLanders
  • A Short History of the Bicycle: 401 B.C. to 2677 A.D.
  • Diary of a Dead Man
  • Scrimptalon's Test
  • The Bob Dylan Tambourine Software & Satori Support Services
    Consortium, Ltd.
  • Alien Graffiti
  • And the Marlin Spoke
  • The Gospel According to Gamaliel Crucis
    1. Atlanta GA: Peachtree Publishers, Aug 1986; 306 pp. [cover: Ralph P. Masiello]
      • [hardcover] [ISBN 0-931948-96-7] ($15.95)
      • [trade paperback] [ISBN 0-934601-07-0] ($8.95)


    Emphatically Not SF, Almost


    Contents

  • Introduction
  • Unlikely Friends
  • Wished-For Belongings
  • A Pocketful of Angst: A Mini-Anthology
    1. Dear Bill
    2. A Father's Secret
    3. Give a Little Whistle
    4. The Egret
  • Tears
  • Patriots
  • Taccati's Tomorrow
    1. Eugene OR: Pulphouse Publishing [Author's Choice Monthly, Issue 15] [no ISBN], Dec 1990; 102 pp. [cover: George Barr]
      • [leatherbound hardcover; limited to 50 signed and numbered copies] ($50.00)
      • [clothbound hardcover, limited to 300 signed and numbered copies] ($25.00)
      • [trade paperback, unlimited] ($4.95)


    At the City Limits of Fate


    Contents

  • Beginnings
  • 000-00-0000
  • Snapshots from the Butterfly Plague
  • Among the Handlers
  • At the City Limits of Fate
  • Epistrophy
  • For Thus Do I Remember Carthage
  • Allegra's Hands
  • God's Hour
  • In the Memory Room
  • Life Regarded as a Jigsaw Puzzle of Highly Lustrous Cats
  • Reading the Silks
  • Icicle Music
  • The Ommatidium Miniatures
  • I, Iscariot
    1. Cambridge MA: Edgewood Press [ISBN 0-9629066-6-2] [trade pb] ($14.00), Aug 1996; 328 pp. [cover: Rick Berry]
    2. [as En los suburbios del destino, Spanish (Castilian) translation by Maria Fernandez Gutierrez]
      Madrid Spain: Grupo Ajec [Albemuth Internacional] [ISBN 978-84-96013-94-0] [trade pb] (17,95 €), Jun 2010; 288 pp. [cover: Duc Truong Huyen]


    Blue Kansas Sky


    Contents

  • "Such Guileless Beauty in Debris": The Moral Universe of Michael Bishop [Introduction by James Morrow]
  • Blue Kansas Sky
  • Apartheid, Superstrings, and Mordecai Thubana
  • Cri de Coeur
  • Death and Designation Among the Asadi
    1. Urbana IL: Golden Gryphon Press [ISBN 0-9655901-0-0] [hc] ($24.95), Oct 2000; 270 pp. [cover: Ron Walotsky]


    Brighten to Incandescence


    Contents

  • Introduction [by Lucius Shepard]
  • Thirteen Lies About Hummingbirds
  • The Unexpected Visit of a Reanimated Englishwoman
  • Chihuahua Flats
  • With a Little Help from Her Friends
  • "We're All in This Alone" [with Paul Di Filippo]
  • Sequel on Skorpiós
  • Murder on Lupozny Station [with Gerald W. Page]
  • A Tapestry of Little Murders
  • O Happy Day
  • Herding With the Hadrosaurs
  • The Tigers of Hysteria Feed Only On Themselves
  • Tithes of Mint and Rue
  • Of Crystalline Labyrinths and the New Creation
  • Simply Indispensable
  • Last Night Out
  • The Procedure
  • Help Me, Rondo
  • A Lingering Incandescence: Notes About the Stories
    1. Urbana IL: Golden Gryphon Press [ISBN 1-930846-16-9] [hc] ($24.95), Jun 2003; 295 pp. [cover: Jamie Bishop]


    The Door Gunner and Other Perilous Flights of Fancy: A Michael Bishop Retrospective


    Contents

  • Preface [by Michael H. Hutchins]
  • Introduction [by Jack McDevitt]
  • Piñon Fall
  • Cathadonian Odyssey
  • Blooded on Arachne
  • The Samurai and the Willows
  • The House of Compassionate Sharers
  • Within the Walls of Tyre
  • Storming the Bijou, Mon Amour
  • The Yukio Mishima Cultural Association of Kudzu Valley, Georgia
  • The Quickening
  • Dogs' Lives
  • A Gift from the GrayLanders
  • Taccati's Tomorrow
  • Alien Graffiti
  • Apartheid, Superstrings, and Mordecai Thubana
  • Life Regarded as a Jigsaw Puzzle of Highly Lustrous Cats
  • Tithes of Mint and Rue
  • Help Me, Rondo
  • The Door Gunner
  • The Road Leads Back
  • The Angst, I Kid You Not, of God
  • Bears Discover Smut
  • Miriam
  • The Pile
  • Vinegar Peace; or, The Wrong-Way, Used-Adult Orphanage
  • The City Quiet as Death [with Steven Utley]
  • Story Notes
    1. Burton MI: Subterranean Press [ISBN 978-1-596069-374-7] [deluxe hardcover edition limited to 250 signed copies and 500 unsigned copies] ($45.00), Feb 2012; 528 pp. [cover: Lee Moyer]

      Notes

    Collections are numbered as follows to facilitate the search for contents on the Short Fiction Chronological Listing.

    [1] Blooded On Arachne
    [2] One Winter in Eden
    [3] Close Encounters with the Deity
    [4] Emphatically Not SF, Almost
    [5] At the City Limits of Fate
    [6] Blue Kansas Sky
    [7] Brighten to Incandescence
    [8] The Door Gunner and Other Flights of Fancy

    Click here for a list of Michael Bishop stories that have not been reprinted in any of his short story collections.

     

    Compiled by Michael H. Hutchins

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