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Vince Singleton
Posted on Friday, December 10, 2004 - 12:59 am:   

Well, I've been reading Michael Bishop since the Ballantine mmpb publication of "A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire." Recently, a friend gave me publisher's hardbacks of "No Enemy But Time" and "Unicorn Mountain" as well as a trade pbk of "Close Encounters with the Diety." I suppose I have all Bishop "sf" books save the two Golden Gyphon collections and "Light Years and Dark."

My favorite book is "Catacomb Years," though that's a tough call, as I also love "No Enemy But Time," "Ancient of Days," "Unicorn Mountain," "Brittle Innings" and . . . well, you get the idea. It's all good, as they say.

I can not for the life of me understand why Bishop is not more widely read outside sf circles; his work certainly qualifies as serious literature. Well, I am just blathering, I suppose.

Being from the South myself, I appreciate a writer who celebrates his region, roots for the Braves (which is a tough thing sometimes), and just writes damn near perfect fiction. No one else quite like him.

Vince Singleton
aka grokLF
Kingsport, Tennessee
(yee-haww!)






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mike bishop
Posted on Friday, December 10, 2004 - 06:11 am:   

People will believe that I paid you to drop by and post this message, Vince, but thanks for doing so. It's always good to get a little validation, particularly in a fallow period, and particularly from a fellow Southerner. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season and that 2005 treats you especially kindly. Feel free to drop by with encouraging comments any ol' time.

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