Michael Bishop
Chateau de Marouatte, France, 2005
Photo by Jeri Bishop

Michael Bishop


Last Update: Tuesday, October 19, 2015
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Signed First Editions!

Readers who wish to obtain signed / inscribed copies of several of Michael's out-of-print books can order them directly from him via this page.

Special Announcements

The new Kudzu Planet Productions/Fairwood Press trade paperback edition of Philip K. Dick Is Dead, Alas is available for pre-order at a discounted price on the publisher's website. It will have a new introduction by Daryl Gregory and new cover art by Patrick Swenson. Click on the image to see a large reproduction of the wonderful wraparound art.

We are happy to announce that Michael Bishop's first solo novel in more than 20 years will be published in Spring 2016 by Fairwood Press under the Kudzu Planet Productions imprint. Joel-Brock the Brave and the Valorous Smalls, "A Novel for Young People, Whatever Their Age," will feature illustrations by Orion Zangara.

Michael Bishop's Facebook page can be found here.

Recent Publications

A trade paperback edition of A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire from Kudzu Planet Productions/Fairwood Press is available for purchase on the publisher's website and from other major retailers. It contains a new introduction by Paul Di Filippo and new cover art by Patrick Swenson.

The Kudzu Planet Productions/Fairwood Press 30th Anniversary Edition of Who Made Stevie Crye? is available for purchase at a discounted price on the publisher's website and from other major retailers. It contains a new introduction by Jack Slay, a new afterword by the author, new cover art by Paul Swenson, and reprints J. K. Potter's original photo-illustrations from the original Arkham House edition.

Ebook editions of all Kudzu Planet Productions/Fairwood Press editions (A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire, Count Geiger's Blues, Brittle Innings, Ancient of Days, and Who Made Stevie Crye?) are available now.   They can be purchased separately or bundled at a discounted price. Go here to order copies for immediate download in multiple DRM-free formats.

The UK's Orion Publishing Group has completed its ambitious program to publish ebook editions of 18 novels and collections by Michael Bishop, all in electronic format for the first time. For a list of all titles go to the publisher's website. Two of the titles were also reprinted in trade paperback editions as part of Gollancz's SF Masterworks series: No Enemy But Time and Transfigurations, with new introductions by Alastair Reynolds and Pat Cadigan, respectively. Unfortunately the ebooks are only for sale in the UK. The print editions are available as imports to the US.

Michael's report as Literary Guest of Honor at the 2013 Italcon in Bellaria, Italy, Italcon 39: Before, During, and After: A Personal Perspective, has been published on Locus Online.

Bruce Gillespie's SF Commentary 87 contains a special Michael Bishop section, including a new poem, The Mockingmouse, a reprint of his review of Steven Utley's Silurian Tales, and Paul Di Filippo's 2003 essay "Michael Bishop's Fantasies". A PDF of the issue can be downloaded from here.

A handsome new trade paperback edition of Ancient of Days has been published by Fairwood Press, with a new introduction by Michael H. Hutchins. Copies are available now from Amazon.

Brittle Innings has been reprinted by Fairwood Press in trade paperback, with a new introduction by Elizabeth Hand. Copies are available now from Amazon.

New novelette Unfit for Eden was the featured story in issue #26/27 of Postscripts, published by PS Publishing in January 2012.  Copies can be obtained directly from the publisher here.

Michael's new story, a tribute to David G. Hartwell on his 70th birthday, Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes, has been posted on Tor.com.

The City Quiet as Death, a story by Steven Utley and Michael Bishop, has been posted on the Tor.com website.  You can also listen to a reading of the story by Michael Bishop here.  It is also available in Kindle ebook from Amazon.

Michael Bishop's latest story, Rattlesnakes and Men, is featured in the February 2015 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.

An interview with the author about the story by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution can be read here.

Fairwood Press's trade paperback edition of Count Geiger's Blues is available for purchase on the publisher's website and from other major retailers. This edition includes a new introduction by John Kessel and new cover art by Paul Swenson.

The Door Gunner and Other Perilous Flights of Fancy, a 200,000-word retrospective collection was published in a signed-limited edition by Subterranean Press.  It was edited by Michael H. Hutchins, with an introduction by Jack McDevitt and cover art by Lee Moyer.  There are 25 stories spanning forty years of Michael's short fiction, with accompanying author's notes about each story.  Among them are several award-winning pieces, and eight never-before-collected stories.  Order copies from the publisher here.  Unsigned copies are also available from Amazon.

Twenty Lights to 'The Land of Snow' has been reprinted in Gardner Dozois' 30th annual edition of The Year's Best Science Fiction.

A new 22,000-word novella, Twenty Lights to 'The Land of Snow' has been published in Going Interstellar, an anthology edited by Jack McDevitt and Les Johnson, and published by Baen Books.

Vinegar Peace, or, The Wrong-Way Used-Adult Orphanage, the 2010 Nebula Award-nominated novelette has been reprinted in The Nebula Awards Showcase 2011.  A reading of the story can be heard on StarShipSofa.com.

Nebula Award-winning novelette The Quickening has been reprinted in Joe R. Lansdale's anthology Crucified Dreams: Tales of Urban Horror from Tachyon Publications.

Sariela; or, Spiritual Dysfunction & Counterangelic Longings: A Case Study in One Act has been reprinted in the Stephen Jones-edited anthology Visitants: Stories of Fallen Angels and Heavenly Hosts, published by Ulysses Press.

Michael Bishop and Steven Utley's anthology Passing for Human has been published by PS Publishing with cover art by Jamie Bishop.  For ordering information go here.

For a listing of recent publications go here

A Message from Michael Bishop concerning his son, Jamie.

Bibliography compiled and website maintained by Michael H. Hutchins

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