A Reverie for Mister Ray

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A Reverie for Mister Ray
A Reverie for Mister Ray (Michael Bishop) cover art.jpg
Author Michael Bishop
Michael H. Hutchins (editor)
Cover artist Jamie Bishop
Country United States
Language English
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher PS Publishing
Publication date
May 2005
Media type Print (Slipcased, Signed & Numbered Hardback)
Pages 612
ISBN 1-902880-88-9
OCLC 63762403
A Reverie for Mister Ray
Author Michael Bishop
Michael H. Hutchins (editor)
Publisher PS Publishing
Publication date
May 2005
Media type Print (Signed & Numbered Hardback)
Pages 612
ISBN 1-902880-87-0

A Reverie for Mister Ray: Reflections on Life, Death, and Speculative Fiction is a collection of nonfiction work by American writer Michael Bishop published in 2005 by PS Publishing. It includes essays and reviews from 1975 to 2004, originally published in a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, literary journals, and fanzines. Most of the pieces concern the speculative fiction genre. The book was edited by Michael H. Hutchins.

Contents[edit]

Upfront[edit]

Drawing from the Wells[edit]

State of the Art[edit]

  • Evangels of Hope [1978]
  • Believers and Heretics: An Episcopal Bull [1980]
  • The Knack and How to Get It, See? [1978]
  • The Contributors to Plenum Four [1975]
  • Light Years and Dark: Science Fiction Since 1960 [1984]
  • Children Who Survive: An Autobiographical Meditation on Horror Fiction [1989]
  • 104 Really Cool Works of Twentieth-Century Fiction in English [2000]

On Reviewing[edit]

  • Oh, to Be a Blurber! [1980]
  • On Reviewing and Being Reviewed [1977]
  • Critics’ Night at the Sci-Fi Bistro [1979]

Pitching Pennies Against the Starboard Bulkhead[edit]

Going Deeper[edit]

Fellow Travelers[edit]

Rolling the Bones[edit]

  • Ink and Inspiration Among the Soft Sciences [1981]
  • Lucy in the Mud With Footprints: Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind by Donald C. Johanson and Maitland A. Edey [1981]
  • The Boy in the Bush: Lightning Bird by Lyall Watson [1982]
  • Mysteries of the Rift Valley: One Life by Richard E. Leakey and Disclosing the Past by Mary Leakey [1984]
  • The Fate of the Primate: The Deluge and the Ark: A Journey Into Primate Worlds by Dale Peterson [1989]
  • Prospectus for a Novel of Human Prehistory, or The Origins of No Enemy But Time [1982]

Edge Running[edit]

Open Heart[edit]

  • Military Brat: A Memoir [1997]
  • First Novel, Seventh Novel: A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire [1988]
  • My Private Civil War: Preface to Confederacy of the Dead [1993]
  • Three Tributes: Paul Di Filippo / David Hartwell / Howard Waldrop [2001-2003]
  • Cleansing the Eye of the Heart: A Dream of the Tattered Man by Randolph Loney [2001]
  • Ghost of a Chance: My Father’s Ghost by Suzy McKee Charnas [2003]
  • Nine Prescriptions for My Funeral [1997]
  • Writing Science Fiction As If It Mattered (including “Tiny Bells” by Bruce Holland Rogers) [2002]

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