"SECRETS OF THE ALIEN RELIQUARY" [prose poem]. Typed Manuscript, Signed.(TMsS). 2 leaves. The manuscript is accompanied by a covering note from Bishop to one of his editors handwritten on a small post-it note with GEORGIA REVIEW letterhead. The note, dated 9 December 1998 and signed "Mike," asks that "you consider the poem - perhaps as a long shot - for your hard sf best-of-the-year ('98) anthology. A quirky selection, but a good one." The poem was first published in Bishop's TIME PIECES (Cambridge: Edgewood Press, 1998). A fine proof copy of the book is included. Accompanied by the mailing envelope addressed in Bishop's hand. Folded for mailing, fine.(#103399).