Moon Dogs is the 2000 Boskone book by Guest of Honor Michael Swanwick. It is a sampling of his work, with seven stories, one play, six essays, and two speeches. Two of the stories, Moon Dogs and Mickelrede, are new, and Moon Dogs was been nominated for the 2001 Best Short Story Hugo!
Michael Swanwick has given readings of the title story to general acclaim, and the NESFA Press is proud to make it available. Mickelrede is one of his posthumous collaborations with Avram Davidson, and gives an intriguing look into the creative process. His other such collaboration, Vergil Magus: King Without Country, is another chance for the reader to visit with the mage from The Phoenix and the Mirror.
The range of his fiction work is represented with the short novel Griffins Egg, and the award-winning play The Dead. Among the essays here are the hard-to-find The Death of the Magus: Two Myths and The Hagiography of Saint Dozois, and the bizarre tale of Jane Swanwick and the Search for Identity. His discussions of the SF field, A Users Guide to the Postmoderns and In the Tradition , are witty and insightful surveys—so much so that the former has even been pirated in countries around the world.
His collaboration with Jack Dann, Ships (in its first American publication), and two of his several collaborations with Gardner Dozois, Ancestral Voices and The City of God, are further demonstrations of the range of his fiction.
Table of Contents
- Introduction: The Chameleon Eludes the Net by Gardner Dozois
- Author Profile
- Moon Dogs Hugo Nominee!
- The Death of the Magus: Two Myths
- Mickelrede by Michael Swanwick and Avram Davidson
- Vergil Magus: King Without Country by Michael Swanwick and Avram Davidson
- Jane Swanwick and the Search for Identity (article)
- The Hagiography of Saint Dozois (article)
- Ancestral Voices by Michael Swanwick and Gardner Dozois
- The City of God by Michael Swanwick and Gardner Dozois
- The Dead
- They Fell Like Wheat
- A Users Guide to the Postmoderns (article)
- Ships by Michael Swanwick and Jack Dann
- In the Tradition
- Growing Up in the Future (article)
- Griffins Egg
What others have said about Michael Swanwick:
- "Michael Swanwick is a true seer in the best sense of that word." —David Zindell
- "An important writer whose work is contributing to the shape of things to come in our field." —Pat Cadigan
- " grim, intense, and quite overwhelming a shock of the first order." —James Schellenberg
- " seething, brain-bursting, all but indescribable." —Kirkus Reviews
Michael Swanwick is the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Theodore Sturgeon Award winning author of many science fiction and fantasy novels, including In the Drift, The Iron Dragon's Daughter, Jack Faust, Stations of the Tide, and Vacuum Flowers.
During his writing career Swanwick has penned many fine shorter works, including several nominated for the Hugo Awards, and one of which, "The Very Pulse of the Machine," won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story of 1998. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Marianne Porter and their son Sean.
Rick Berry is the creator of the world's first digital cover for a novel (William Gibson's Neuromancer), a CGI animator, and an accomplished traditional painter, and has received many awards for his work. He has been a guest lecturer at numerous colleges and institutions around the country. His next book, with Darrel Anderson, Braid: An Approach to Collaborative Mind with Art as a Tool of Evidence, is due out in 2001. Rick Berry lives with his wife and three children in Massachusetts.
Hardcover edition, ISBN: 1-886778-22-1, $25.00. out of print!
Boxed edition, ISBN: 1-886778-23-X, $36.00. out of print!
410 Pages, Published February 2000