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.
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.
On the evening of Thursday, December 12, 2013, Michael will deliver a talk at the Harris County Library, in Hamilton, Ga., called "The Human Inhuman." It will focus on the creation of inhuman characters striving to become fully human, and it will do so in two different historical contexts in two different works that share the same theme, Ancient of Days and Brittle Innings. Everyone in the area is invited to attend.
Michael's report as Literary Guest of Honor at this year's Italcon in Bellaria, Italy, Italcon 39: Before, During, and After: A Personal Perspective, has been published on Locus Online.
Michael Bishop's Facebook page can be found 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.
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.
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.
Paul Di Filippo has uploaded to his blog the article that he wrote on the fantasy fiction of Michael Bishop for Supernatural Fiction Writers: Contemporary Fantasy and Horror (Scribner's, 2003). Link to the article.
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.
For a listing of recent publications go here.
A Message from Michael Bishop concerning his son, Jamie.