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Eyes of Fire, by Michael Bishop

Eyes of Fire (1980) is a remake of Bishop’s first published novel, A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire — EoF was meant to be the replacement, and the only version to exist in post-1980 editions. I read the earlier version … Continue reading

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“The White Otters of Childhood” by Michael Bishop

Michael Bishop, like the almost all authors of the SF genre, is best remembered for his novels. Additionally, recent reviewers of his work have emphasized his novellas as further examples of his best writing, especially among his 1970s fiction (see … Continue reading

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Blooded on Arachne, by Michael Bishop – part 2

This article continues of my overview of the first collection of Michael Bishop stories, Blood on Arachne (1982). In Part 1 I found the first four stories to be all worth reading, with “Blooded on Arachne” and “Cathadonian Odyssey” being … Continue reading

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Blooded on Arachne, by Michael Bishop – part 1

I’ve been a fan of Michael Bishop’s work since discovering the reviews of the site SF Ruminations and reading Transfigurations. Much of his novel-length fiction focuses on the ideas and methods of anthropology, in a mixture of wonder and skepticism. … Continue reading

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Brittle Innings, by Michael Bishop – part 2

I sat up. A pitchfork of lightning jabbed down on the house’s Alabama side. This post continues my overview of the 1994 Michael Bishop novel Brittle Innings. Since the novel features a significant reveal about one of its main characters … Continue reading

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Brittle Innings, by Michael Bishop – part 1

The novel-length science fiction of Michael Bishop tends to follow a pattern: a solitary, often rebellious, individual explores an alien culture and undergoes physical, emotional and intellectual transformations as a result. The process of making scientific breakthroughs – anthropology or … Continue reading

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No Enemy But Time, by Michael Bishop

I have to credit the collection of vintage SF review bloggers for my recent interest in Michael Bishop, especially the excellent series of reviews posted here. Following those recommendations, I managed to find and read Bishop titles like Catacomb Years, … Continue reading

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