ANCIENT OF DAYS. Bonney Lake, WA: Fairwood Press, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. New edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription to David G. Hartwell, the book's editor and dedicatee: "This copy is for you, David, / because I dedicated it to you originally, / and because you gave it its magisterial title / and because you gave me my career. Gratefully, Mike / Michael Bishop / September 12, 2013 / Pine Mountain, Georgia." An astute critique of contemporary American society, "Bishop's clever sense of situation comedy and Southern mores delivers a story that is funny and sadly true. The characters are finely crafted and subtly drawn. ANCIENT OF DAYS is Bishop's most controlled novel." - George Kelley. This Fairwood Press edition has a ew introduction by Michael H. Hutchins. The novel, first published in 1985 by Arbor House, was an expansion of Bishop's brilliant novella "Her Habiline Husband," a 1983 Nebula nominee. The novel was a finalist for the 1988 Arthur C. Clarke Award. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-122. A fine copy. (#157408).
"First Fairwood Press Edition: September 2013" on copyright page.