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by Thomas M. Disch

  • Author: Thomas M. Disch
  • ISBN: 0472068962
  • ISBN13: 978-0472068968
  • ePub: 1795 kb | FB2: 1651 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: History & Criticism
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press (May 20, 2005)
  • Pages: 280
  • Rating: 4.3/5
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Thomas Michael Disch (February 2, 1940 – July 4, 2008) was an American science fiction author and poet.

Thomas Michael Disch (February 2, 1940 – July 4, 2008) was an American science fiction author and poet.

Thomas M. Disch is master of many literary genres, including science fiction, poetry, drama, and children's literature

Thomas M. Disch is master of many literary genres, including science fiction, poetry, drama, and children's literature. His other books from The University of Michigan Press Include The Castle of Perseverance and A Child's Garden of Grammar. I thoroughly enjoyed this idiosyncratic look at a genre which has long-needed a hard, critical eye from someone who knows what they're talking about. Disch, with Sladek, Spinrad, Ballard, Aldiss and Moorcock was one of those associated with the British sf 'new wave' of the sixties, which formed around New Worlds magazine and whose object was to bring the highest literary values to a form they called speculative fiction. Disch’s most popular book is Camp Concentration. On SF by. Thomas M. Disch

Thomas M. Disch. Disch is a long-time F&SF contributor whose stories have been included in several of these collections. The free online library containing 450000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. His latest story (which made the final Hugo and Nebula ballot as best novella of 1980) is about the adventures of five electrical appliances. They are minor appliances, which implies a degree of innocence, loyalty, and dependability often missing from, say, a TV or a washing machine. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Thomas M Disch (Author). Disch, who died in July 2008, leaves a legacy of brilliantly written poetry, essays, and fiction, including such classic sf novels as Camp Concentration (1968) and 334 (1974). His final story collection offers 19 satiric and often surreal stories that showcase his legendarily versatile imagination and keen eye for the absurd.

Disch began publishing sf with "The Double-Timer" for . Getting into Death: The Best Short Stories of Thomas M Disch (London: Hart-Davis McGibbon, 1973).

Disch began publishing sf with "The Double-Timer" for Fantastic in October 1962; much of his early work appears in One Hundred and Two H Bombs, and Other Science Fiction Stories (coll 1966; rev 2 stories omitted and 2 added, vt One Hundred and Two H-Bombs 1971 USA) and White Fang Goes Dingo and Other Funny . With the exception of the book awards mentioned, two of them for one nonfiction work, Disch went relatively unhonoured by a subculture awash in awards for the bestowing.

The Brave Little Toaster. Author: Thomas Disch.

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Praise for Thomas Disch:"One of the most remarkably talented writers around."---Washington Post Book World"[Disch] is without doubt one of the really bright lights on the American SF scene."---Fantasy and Science FictionThis collection by the much-loved and lauded science-fiction writer Thomas Disch spans twenty-five years of his career, during which he has supplemented his creative output with reviews and critical essays in publications as diverse as the Nation, the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic Monthly, and Twilight Zone.Disch's perspectives on his genre are skeptical, novel, and often incendiary. The volume's opening essay, for example, characterizes writers of science fiction as "the provincials of literature." Other essays explore science fiction's roots-Poe, Bradbury, Clarke, Asimov, Vonnegut-as well as modern practitioners such as Stephen King, Philip Dick, Robert Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and William Gibson. Disch entertains and provokes with essays on UFOs, Science Fiction as a Church, and Newt Gingrich's Futurist Brain Trust. Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Madame Blavatsky also get the Disch treatment. Throughout, the writing is lively, agile, and irreverent, exhibiting an incisive honesty that is undiluted by Disch's own attachments as a sci-fi practitioner. On SF will appeal equally to lovers of science fiction and connoisseurs of the finest critical prose.