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The Door Gunner And Other Perilous Flights of Fancy

By: Bishop, Michael

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Subterranean Press: USA.: 2011.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 44993

ISBN: 1596063742

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


528 pages: edited (with a preface) by Michael H. Hutchins and an introduction by Jack McDevitt. View more info

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White Powder Poem.

By: Bishop, Michael

Price: £5.00

Publisher: The Bellevue Press: NY.: 1977.

Edition: First edition.

Seller ID: 32909

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Short poem printed as a postcard: part of a series of poems by various sf writers edited by Jack Dann and issued by the The Bellevue Press in the 1970's. Nine postcards were issued in total, the authors were Ursula K. Le Guin (two poems), Thomas Disch, Michael Bishop. Sonya Dorman, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Brian W. Aldiss, and Jack Dann (two poems). View more info

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Transfigurations.

By: Bishop, Michael

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1980.

Edition: First British edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 05047

ISBN: 0575028335

Condition: A little light spotting along top page edges, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


SF novel expanded from the novella ''Death and Designation Among the Asadi,'' a Nebula Award finalist.''he wrote a series of novels, which are a complex and sometimes moving analysis of alien cultures: the finest of these anthropology-based interrogatory tales is TRANSFIGURATIONS (1973 Worlds of If as ''Death and Designation among the Asadi''; fixup 1979), where the colonizing impact of a ''superior'' culture upon less technologically advanced natives is complexly contrasted - in a story which owes much to Joseph Conrad - with the recursive unknowableness of the Other'' (John Clute/Enc... View more info

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Stolen Faces.

By: Bishop, Michael

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: NY.: 1977.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 16456

ISBN: 0060103620

Condition: Faint spotting along page edges, else a fine copy in a VG dustjacket.


SF novel.''STOLEN FACES (1977), again set on an alien planet, darkly offers a culture so diseased that its inhabitants must designate themselves through gross mutilations; but where some sf writers at the end of the twentieth century might embrace the Commedia dell'Arte implications of this sort of ''decadence'', Bishop treats his material with humanist reserve'' (John Clute/Enyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition). View more info

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Apartheid, Superstrings, And Mordecai Thubana (signed/limited).

By: Bishop, Michael

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Axolotl Press: Seattle.: 1989.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 13113

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


90 page sf novella: introduction by Lewis Shiner. LIMITED EDITION: 970 copies printed (500 were paperback) of which this is one of 300 numbered clothbound copies signed by Bishop and introducer Lewis Shiner.''he began publishing sf with ''PiƱon Fall'' for Galaxy in October 1970, and in a short period established himself as one of the significant new writers of the 1970s. Though his early stories and novels display considerable intellectual complexity, and do not shirk the downbeat implications of their anthropological treatment of Aliens and alienating milieux, there remained a sense... View more info

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Transfigurations.

By: Bishop, Michael

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Berkley Putnam: NY.: 1979.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 06772

ISBN: 0399123792

Condition: Faint spotting along top page edges, else a fine copy in a near fine dustjacket with review slip and other publicity material laid in.


SF novel:expanded from the novella ''Death and Designation Among the Asadi,'' a Nebula Award finalist.''he wrote a series of novels, which are a complex and sometimes moving analysis of alien cultures: the finest of these anthropology-based interrogatory tales is TRANSFIGURATIONS (1973 Worlds of If as ''Death and Designation among the Asadi''; fixup 1979), where the colonizing impact of a ''superior'' culture upon less technologically advanced natives is complexly contrasted - in a story which owes much to Joseph Conrad - with the recursive unknowableness of the Other'' (John Clute/Enc... View more info

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Under Heaven's Bridge (inscribed & dated by Ian Watson)..

By: Watson, Ian (& Michael Bishop)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1980.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 17380

ISBN: 0575029277

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


SF novel. INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED (17th April 1981) BY THE AUTHOR.''Under Heaven's Bridge (dated 1980 but 1981) with Michael Bishop shows the flavour of the latter writer's mind as its protagonist investigates an alien culture in terms more relevant to Anthropology than Watson would alone have been inclined to employ'' (John Clute & Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition). View more info