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Thomas Disch was a popular & prolific poet, playwright, essayist, & novelist. He is the author of many works of science fiction & the poetry collections "Dark verses & Light" & "Yes, Let's: New & Selected Poems". (Publisher Provided) Thomas M. Disch was born in Des Moines, Iowa on February 2, 1940. He dropped out of the architecture program at Cooper Union, and then left New York University after he sold a short story entitled The Double Timer. His first novel, The Genocides, was published in 1965. His other novels include The House That Fear Built, 334, The M.D., The Priest, The Word of God: Or, Holy Writ Rewritten, and Clara Reeve written under the pseudonym Leonie Hargreave. He won several awards including the 1969 Ditmar Award for Camp Concentration, the O. Henry Award in 1975 for Getting into Death and in 1977 for Xmas, the 1980 John W. Campbell, Jr. Memorial Award for On Wings of Song, and the 1981 British Science Fiction Award for The Brave Little Toaster: A Bedtime Story for Small Appliances. He was also wrote poetry, opera librettos, plays, and criticism of theater, films and art. His collections of poetry include Here I Am, There You Are, Where Are We; The Dark Old House; Yes, Let's: New and Selected Poetry; and Dark Verses and Light. He won the 1999 biennial Michael Braude Award for Light Poetry for A Child's Garden of Grammar, the Locus and Hugo Awards for 1999 for The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World, and the Puschcart Prize for The First Annual Performance Art Festival at Slaughter Rock Battlefield. His criticism appeared in several publications including The Nation, The New York Daily News, and The New York Sun. In 1987, he wrote a script for the television series Miami Vice. He shot himself on July 4, 2008 at the age of 68. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Camp Concentration 1,036 copies, 25 reviews
334 628 copies, 16 reviews
The Genocides 485 copies, 4 reviews
On Wings of Song 459 copies, 7 reviews
The Prisoner 329 copies, 10 reviews
The M.D. 309 copies, 6 reviews
The Businessman 239 copies, 6 reviews
Fun With Your New Head 216 copies, 4 reviews
The Priest: A Gothic Romance 181 copies, 7 reviews
Black Alice 177 copies, 1 review
The Ruins of Earth 141 copies, 2 reviews
The Man Who Had No Idea 126 copies, 3 reviews
The Wall of America 109 copies, 4 reviews
The Puppies of Terra 103 copies, 2 reviews
Triplicity 99 copies
The Sub: A Study in Witchcraft 85 copies, 3 reviews
Fundamental Disch 77 copies, 3 reviews
The Brave Little Toaster 76 copies, 2 reviews
On SF 56 copies, 3 reviews
Strangeness (Editor) 49 copies
Bad Moon Rising (Editor) 23 copies
A Child's Garden of Grammar 21 copies, 1 review
Descending 8 copies
Ringtime 7 copies, 1 review
Burn This 7 copies
Voices Of The Kill 6 copies, 1 review
Angouleme {short story} 6 copies, 1 review
Mecca|Mettle 5 copies
The Roaches 5 copies, 1 review
Casablanca 4 copies
In Xanadu 4 copies, 1 review
Canned Goods (Short story) 3 copies, 2 reviews
The Demi-Urge 3 copies
Things Lost 3 copies
The Squirrel Cage 3 copies, 2 reviews
Narcissus 2 copies
The White Man [short story] 2 copies, 1 review
Jour de Fête [short story] 2 copies, 1 review
The Shadow 2 copies
198…199 1 copy
Nada 1 copy
The Birds 1 copy
Mutability 1 copy
Celebrity [short fiction] 1 copy, 1 review
1972 1 copy
The Fugitive {poem} 1 copy, 1 review
Quincunx [short fiction] 1 copy, 1 review
The Penultimate Truth (Afterword, some editions) 1,696 copies, 29 reviews
Again, Dangerous Visions (Contributor) 929 copies, 11 reviews
The World Treasury of Science Fiction (Contributor) 809 copies, 2 reviews
The Science Fiction Encyclopedia (Contributor) 656 copies, 13 reviews
The Dark Descent (Contributor) 603 copies, 13 reviews
999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense (Contributor, some editions) 557 copies, 8 reviews
I Shudder at Your Touch (Contributor) 495 copies, 6 reviews
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (Contributor) 477 copies, 3 reviews
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (Contributor) 400 copies, 7 reviews
Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy (Contributor) 371 copies, 2 reviews
Medea: Harlan's World (Contributor) 265 copies, 5 reviews
Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction (Contributor) 234 copies, 3 reviews
The Secret History of Science Fiction (Contributor) 184 copies, 5 reviews
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #8 (Contributor) 178 copies, 1 review
Arbor House Treasury of horror and the supernatural (Contributor) 177 copies, 1 review
The Urban Fantasy Anthology (Contributor) 171 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Poetry 1994 (Contributor) 159 copies, 1 review
Year's Best Fantasy 2 (Contributor) 156 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Poetry 1998 (Contributor) 156 copies
World's Best Science Fiction: 1968 (Contributor) 132 copies, 2 reviews
Space Odyssey (Contributor) 126 copies, 1 review
A Treasury of Modern Fantasy (Contributor) 118 copies, 1 review
SF12 (Contributor) 116 copies
Full Spectrum (A Bantam spectra book) (Contributor) 108 copies
New Worlds: An Anthology (Contributor) 96 copies, 3 reviews
World's Best Science Fiction: 1965 (Contributor) 96 copies, 2 reviews
Edges (Contributor) 95 copies, 1 review
The Best of Interzone (Contributor) 94 copies
Fantasy Annual IV (Contributor) 93 copies, 1 review
Foundations of Fear (Contributor) 91 copies, 2 reviews
Orbit 1 (Contributor) 91 copies, 2 reviews
Christmas Stars (Contributor) 90 copies, 2 reviews
Future City (Contributor) 85 copies, 1 review
The Heat Death of the Universe and Other Stories (Introduction, some editions) 82 copies, 4 reviews
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #12 (Contributor) 78 copies, 1 review
SF: Authors' Choice 4 (Contributor) 77 copies, 1 review
Best SF: 1971 (Contributor) 77 copies
Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism (Contributor) 77 copies, 1 review
Nebula Award Stories 17 (Composer) 75 copies
Orbit 7 (Contributor) 74 copies
New Worlds Quarterly 2 (Contributor) 73 copies
England Swings SF (Contributor) 72 copies, 3 reviews
The New Tomorrows (Contributor) 71 copies
Best SF Stories from New Worlds (Contributor) 66 copies
New Worlds Quarterly 1 (Contributor) 65 copies
New Dimensions 1 (Contributor) 64 copies, 1 review
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 4 (Contributor) 63 copies
The Medusa In The Shield (Dark Descent) (Contributor) 63 copies, 1 review
A Fabulous Formless Darkness (Contributor) 59 copies
Masters of Fantasy (Contributor) 59 copies
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 2 (Contributor) 58 copies
Transit of Earth (Contributor) 58 copies, 1 review
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Scream Along with Me (Contributor) 56 copies, 1 review
New Worlds of Fantasy (Contributor) 56 copies, 1 review
Quark/1 (Contributor) 56 copies, 1 review
Interzone: The 2nd Anthology (Contributor) 55 copies, 1 review
The New SF (Contributor) 53 copies, 1 review
New Worlds of Fantasy #2 (Contributor) 51 copies
Orbit 6 (Contributor) 50 copies
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New Worlds Quarterly 3 (Contributor) 50 copies
Best SF: 1970 (Contributor) 50 copies
Quark/2 (Contributor) 50 copies, 1 review
Alpha 4 (Contributor) 49 copies
The Wounded Planet (Contributor) 44 copies
Snake's Hands: The Fiction of John Crowley (Contributor) 43 copies, 1 review
Amazing Stories: The Anthology (Contributor) 42 copies
Afterlives (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review
Alpha 3 (Contributor) 40 copies
American Christmas Stories (Contributor) 39 copies
New Worlds 5 (Contributor) 38 copies
Best SF: 1973 (Contributor) 38 copies, 2 reviews
Fantasy Annual V (Contributor) 37 copies, 1 review
New Writings in SF-10 (Contributor) 37 copies, 1 review
Beyond Time (Contributor) 36 copies, 1 review
The Shape of Sex to Come (Contributor) 35 copies, 1 review
Quark/4 (Contributor) 35 copies
New Worlds 10 (Contributor) 35 copies, 1 review
Isaac Asimov's Father's Day (Contributor) 31 copies, 1 review
Top Fantasy (Contributor) 29 copies
The Shores Beneath (Contributor) 26 copies
Omni Best Science Fiction Three (Contributor) 26 copies
The Berkley Showcase Vol. 2 (Author) 24 copies
Night chills : stories of suspense and horror (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review
The Paris Review 167 2003 Fall (Contributor) 11 copies
Höhenflüge (Contributor, some editions) 11 copies
Science fiction verhalen [1969] (Contributor, some editions) 10 copies, 1 review
Histoires de voyages dans l'espace (Contributor) 10 copies
American Review 21 (Contributor) 9 copies
The Paris Review 84 1982 Summer (Contributor) 6 copies, 1 review
American Review #23 (Contributor) 4 copies
SF Impulse 10 (Contributor) 3 copies
SF Impulse 12 (Contributor) 3 copies
Døds-layoutet 1 (Author, some editions; Author, some editions) 2 copies, 1 review
I Shudder at Your Touch: Volume 1 (Contributor) 2 copies, 1 review
Omni Magazine November 1989 (Contributor) 2 copies
Strange Fantasy #13 Fall '70 (Contributor) 1 copy

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