Brighten to Incandescence

Brighten to Incandescence

by Michael Bishop
     
 

Seventeen of writer Michael Bishop's favorite stories were handpicked from his previously uncollected works to create this compelling collection, providing an excellent overview of a career that includes award-winning science fiction, horror, fantasy, satire, space opera, and mystery. In "A Tapestry of Little Murders," a murderer attempts to escape along a literal… See more details below

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Seventeen of writer Michael Bishop's favorite stories were handpicked from his previously uncollected works to create this compelling collection, providing an excellent overview of a career that includes award-winning science fiction, horror, fantasy, satire, space opera, and mystery. In "A Tapestry of Little Murders," a murderer attempts to escape along a literal road to self-destruction. A medical missionary, tortured by government thugs, reveals her dying wish in "With a Little Help from Her Fri<%END%>s." In "The Procedure," an operation to remove a tumorous growth will hopefully excise from the patient's mind and body all t<%END%>encies toward faith and superstition. From futuristic mystery and Vietnam-era dark fantasy to theological speculation on Christ's death, a variety of lyrical voices speak through these haunting stories. An essay by the author divulges the genesis of each story.

Author Biography: Michael Bishop is the Nebula Award-winning author of Blue Kansas Sky, Would It Kill You to Smile?, and Brittle Innings. He lives in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Lucius Shepard is a winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards.

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Editorial Reviews

The Washington Posr
There are far more hits than misses in Brightening to Incandescence, a collection well worth looking for. — Tim Sullivan
Publishers Weekly
Brighten to Incandescence: 17 Stories, by Michael Bishop (Blue Kansas Sky), includes uncollected, in many cases revised, tales that run from "A Tapestry of Little Murders" (1971) to "Last Night Out," written especially for this volume a week after September 11. In his introduction, Lucius Shepard extols the truth and moral honesty in Bishop's wide-ranging speculative fiction. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930846166
Publisher:
Golden Gryphon Press
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.14(d)

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