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Encyclopedia > Michael Swanwick

Michael Swanwick (born November 18, 1950) is an American science fiction author. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he began publishing in the early 1980s. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (959x1181, 472 KB) en: Michael Swanwick at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow, August 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (959x1181, 472 KB) en: Michael Swanwick at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow, August 2005. ... The Clyde Auditorium with the main SECC building behind it The 63rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was Interaction, which was held in Glasgow, Scotland 4-8 August, 2005. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years), with 43 remaining. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ...

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Biography

His published novels are: In the Drift (an Ace Special, 1985); Vacuum Flowers (1987); Stations of the Tide (1991); The Iron Dragon's Daughter (1993), a fantasy with elves in Armani suits and dragons as jet fighters; Jack Faust (1997), a retelling of the Faust legend with modern science and technology; and Bones of the Earth (2002), a time-travel story involving dinosaurs. This article is about the year. ... Vacuum Flowers is a science fiction novel by Michael Swanwick, published in 1987. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Science fiction novel by Michael Swanwick, published in 1991. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Iron Dragons Daughter is a fantasy and science fiction novel by writer Michael Swanwick. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Faust is the protagonist of a popular German tale that has been used as the basis for many different fictional works. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Faust (Latin Faustus) is the protagonist of a popular German tale of a pact with the Devil, assumed to be based on the figure of the German magician and alchemist Dr. Johann Georg Faust (approximately 1480-1540). ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ... Orders Saurischia    Sauropodomorpha    Theropoda Ornithischia Dinosaurs are giant reptiles that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for most of their 165-million year existence. ...


His short fiction has been collected in Gravity's Angels (1991), Moon Dogs (2000) and Tales of Old Earth (2000), along with several smaller collections. A novella, Griffin's Egg, was published in book form in 1991 and is also collected in Moon Dogs. He has collaborated with other authors on several short works, including Gardner Dozois ("Ancestral Voices", "City of God", "Snow Job") and William Gibson ("Dogfight"). Moon Dogs is a collection of science fiction short stories and essays by Michael Swanwick published in 2000. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Front cover of Michael Swanwicks book-length interview with Dozois, Being Gardner Dozois. ... Some credit William Gibson with writing the most clear-cut examples of the Science Fiction genre known as cyberpunk, as well as coining the term cyberspace. ...


Stations of the Tide won the Nebula for best novel, and several of his shorter works have won awards as well: the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for "The Edge of the World" in 1989, the World Fantasy Award for "Radio Waves" in 1996, and Hugos for "The Very Pulse of the Machine" (1999), "Scherzo with Tyrannosaur" (2000), and "The Dog Said Bow-wow" (2002). His novelette "Slow Life" (2002) won the Hugo Award at Torcon 3 in August 2003. The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... Winners of the Nebula Award for Best Novel. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Swanwick has written about the field as well. He published two long essays on the state of the science fiction (The User's Guide to the Postmoderns, 1986) and fantasy ("In the Tradition...", 1994), the former of which was controversial for its categorization of new SF writers into "cyberpunk" and "literary humanist" camps. Both essays are included in Moon Dogs. A book-length interview with Gardner Dozois, Being Gardner Dozois, was published in 2001. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


Bibliography

Novels

Vacuum Flowers is a science fiction novel by Michael Swanwick, published in 1987. ... Science fiction novel by Michael Swanwick, published in 1991. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... The Iron Dragons Daughter is a fantasy and science fiction novel by writer Michael Swanwick. ...

Collections

  • Gravity's Angels (1991)
  • A Geography of Unknown Lands (1997)
  • Moon Dogs (2000)
  • Tales of Old Earth (2000)
  • Cigar-Box Faust and Other Miniatures (2003)
  • Michael Swanwick's Field Guide to the Mesozoic Megafauna (2004)
  • The Periodic Table of Science Fiction (2005)

Short stories

Front cover of Michael Swanwicks book-length interview with Dozois, Being Gardner Dozois. ... Jack Dann (born February 15, 1945) is an American science fiction writer living in Australia. ... Some credit William Gibson with writing the most clear-cut examples of the Science Fiction genre known as cyberpunk, as well as coining the term cyberspace. ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ...

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Crescent Blues | Author Interview: "The Periodic Prime of Michael Swanwick" (2886 words)
Michael Swanwick: The cover of the New Yorker for the day I was born was a Charles Addams cartoon of a night watchman in a museum pointing his flashlight at a freshly hatched dinosaur egg with small footprints in the dust leading away from it.
Michael Swanwick: It was the challenge, the very real possibility that I might fail, that appealed to me. It made the sequence into a kind of performance art, something akin to being a trapeze artist, which is a possibility not normally open to a writer.
Michael Swanwick: It's a lot easier, in part because Goya was there first, creating emotionally-charged scenarios, and in part because there are so many recurring characters who evolve over the course of their stories.
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