Join us for our October reading in the On My Mind series, featuring Brock Adams, author of Ember, Gulf, and now Apocalypse Yesterday, and Sci-Fi author Michael Bishop. This is part of our partnership between the Georgia Center for the Book and Read SC - The South Carolina Center for the Book. This virtual event will be free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite to receive the link to the Zoom webinar.
Brock Adams's first novel, Ember, won the South Carolina First Novel Prize in 2016 and was published the following year by Hub City Press. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, The Sewanee Review, Bacopa Literary Review, and several other journals. He's won prizes including The Andrew Lytle Prize in Fiction, the Hub City Fiction Prize, and second place in Playboy's College Fiction Contest. His short story collection Gulf was published by Pocol Press in 2010; it was published in Italy that same year by Round Robin Press. Adams lives in Spartanburg, SC, with his wife and daughter. He teaches English and creative writing at USC Upstate. His new novel is Apocalypse Yesterday.
Michael Lawson Bishop is an award-winning American writer. Over four decades & thirty books, he has created a body of work that stands among the most admired in modern sf & fantasy literature. Bishop received a bachelor's from the Univ. of Georgia in 1967, going on to complete a master's in English. He taught English at the US Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs from 1968-72 & then at the Univ. of Georgia. He also taught a course in science fiction at the US Air Force Academy in 1971. He left teaching in 1974 to become a full-time writer. Bishop has been awarded the Nebula in 1981 for The Quickening (Best Novelette) & in 1982 for No Enemy But Time (Best Novel). He's also received four Locus Awards & his work has been nominated for numerous Hugos. He & British author Ian Watson collaborated on a novel set in the universe of one of Bishop’s earlier works. He's also written two mystery novels with Paul Di Filippo, under the joint pseudonym Philip Lawson. His work has been translated into over a dozen languages. Bishop has published more than 125 pieces of short fiction which have been gathered in seven collections. His stories have appeared in Playboy, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, the Missouri Review, the Indiana Review, the Chattahoochee Review, the Georgia Review, Omni & Interzone. Bishop was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall Of Fame in 2018.