Great Writer and Person…
Michael Bishop left us today. It was no surprise since he had been in hospice care since June.
I was in the process of writing a blog on writing in many genres, but that can wait. I felt it important to note Michael’s passing. Not a close friend, but a friend of almost 40 years. We worked together on a few projects at Pulphouse Publishing in the late 1980s including a volume of Author’s Choice Monthly. He was one of Kris’s instructors at Clarion, so I knew him that way as well.
And, of course, over the years, we had numbers of dinners together. Always fun.
And I knew him through his wonderful stories. He sold his first short story four years before I did in 1970. I was always a fan of his work and felt lucky to work with him a few times.
And as many have said, he might have been the nicest and most giving man in all of sf.
A great writer and great person has left us. Thanks, Michael, for all the wonderful stories.