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Thomas M. Disch (1940–2008)

Autor(a) de Camp Concentration

153+ Works 7,173 Membros 182 Reviews 26 Favorited

About the Author

Thomas Disch was a popular & prolific poet, playwright, essayist, & novelist. He is the author of many works of science fiction & the poetry collections "Dark verses & Light" & "Yes, Let's: New & Selected Poems". (Publisher Provided) Thomas M. Disch was born in Des Moines, Iowa on February 2, 1940. mostrar mais He dropped out of the architecture program at Cooper Union, and then left New York University after he sold a short story entitled The Double Timer. His first novel, The Genocides, was published in 1965. His other novels include The House That Fear Built, 334, The M.D., The Priest, The Word of God: Or, Holy Writ Rewritten, and Clara Reeve written under the pseudonym Leonie Hargreave. He won several awards including the 1969 Ditmar Award for Camp Concentration, the O. Henry Award in 1975 for Getting into Death and in 1977 for Xmas, the 1980 John W. Campbell, Jr. Memorial Award for On Wings of Song, and the 1981 British Science Fiction Award for The Brave Little Toaster: A Bedtime Story for Small Appliances. He was also wrote poetry, opera librettos, plays, and criticism of theater, films and art. His collections of poetry include Here I Am, There You Are, Where Are We; The Dark Old House; Yes, Let's: New and Selected Poetry; and Dark Verses and Light. He won the 1999 biennial Michael Braude Award for Light Poetry for A Child's Garden of Grammar, the Locus and Hugo Awards for 1999 for The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World, and the Puschcart Prize for The First Annual Performance Art Festival at Slaughter Rock Battlefield. His criticism appeared in several publications including The Nation, The New York Daily News, and The New York Sun. In 1987, he wrote a script for the television series Miami Vice. He shot himself on July 4, 2008 at the age of 68. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: photo by Bernard Gotfryd, 1986 or 1988

Séries

Obras de Thomas M. Disch

Camp Concentration (1968) 1,133 cópias
334 (1967) 698 cópias
The Genocides (1965) 550 cópias
On Wings of Song (1979) 512 cópias
The Prisoner (1969) 357 cópias
The M.D. (1977) 336 cópias
The Businessman (1983) 260 cópias
Fun With Your New Head (1968) 241 cópias
Echo round his bones (1967) 222 cópias
The Priest: A Gothic Romance (1994) 199 cópias
Black Alice (1968) 196 cópias
The Ruins of the Earth (1973) — Editor; Contribuinte, algumas edições; Introdução — 163 cópias
The Man Who Had No Idea (1983) — Autor — 135 cópias
The Wall of America (2008) 130 cópias
Triplicity (1967) 113 cópias
The Puppies of Terra (1978) 111 cópias
Fundamental Disch (1980) 85 cópias
The Brave Little Toaster (1986) 85 cópias
On SF (2005) 66 cópias
Strangeness (1977) — Editor — 52 cópias
Neighboring Lives (1981) 45 cópias
Bad Moon Rising (1973) — Editor — 23 cópias
The Prisoner Omnibus (2002) 23 cópias
A Child's Garden of Grammar (1997) 22 cópias
The New improved sun: An anthology of utopian S-F (1975) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
About the Size of It (2006) 15 cópias
The Proteus Sails Again (2008) 10 cópias
Orders of the Retina (1982) 9 cópias
Descending 8 cópias
Burn This (1982) 8 cópias
MECCA METTLE. CD included. (2005) 8 cópias
Angouleme {short story} (1971) 7 cópias
The tale of Dan De Lion (1986) 7 cópias
The House that Fear Built (1966) 6 cópias
Ringtime (1983) 6 cópias
The Roaches 5 cópias
Problems of Creativeness (1967) 5 cópias
The Demi-Urge (2014) 4 cópias
In Xanadu 4 cópias
La stanza vuota 4 cópias
Casablanca (1967) 4 cópias
Things Lost 3 cópias
Torturing Mr. Amberwell (1985) 3 cópias
Leichen [Erzählung] (1971) 2 cópias
The Shadow 2 cópias
Narcissus 2 cópias
The Pressure Of Time (1970) 2 cópias
Haikus of a Pillow (1980) 2 cópias
5 Eggs {short story} (1966) 2 cópias
Alfred the Great (1969) 2 cópias
Amnesia: Apple Ii+ and IIE (64k) (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
Logor koncentracije 1 exemplar(es)
Torturing Mr. Amberwell 1 exemplar(es)
334 [novella] (1972) 1 exemplar(es)
198…199 1 exemplar(es)
Amnesia: Commodore 64 (64k) (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
Amnesia: Atari 800 (64k) (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
Emanzipation [Erzählung] (1971) 1 exemplar(es)
Mutability 1 exemplar(es)
The Vengeance of Hera 1 exemplar(es)
The Flneurs of Mars 1 exemplar(es)
Terra all'infinito 1 exemplar(es)
Josie and the Elevator 1 exemplar(es)
Nada 1 exemplar(es)
Come To Venus Melancholy 1 exemplar(es)
Celebrity [short fiction] (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
1972 1 exemplar(es)
The Hawk & the Metaphor 1 exemplar(es)
Concepts [novelette] 1 exemplar(es)
Et in Arcadia ego 1 exemplar(es)
Quincunx [short fiction] 1 exemplar(es)
The Fugitive {poem} 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Penultimate Truth (1964) — Posfácio, algumas edições1,914 cópias
Again, Dangerous Visions (1972) — Contribuinte — 1,000 cópias
The World Treasury of Science Fiction (1989) — Contribuinte — 897 cópias
The Dark Descent (1987) — Contribuinte — 729 cópias
The Science Fiction Encyclopedia (1993) — Contribuinte — 686 cópias
999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense (1999) — Contribuinte, algumas edições621 cópias
I Shudder at Your Touch (1991) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 550 cópias
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (1997) — Contribuinte — 515 cópias
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (1992) — Contribuinte — 446 cópias
Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy (2004) — Contribuinte — 399 cópias
Medea: Harlan's World (1985) — Contribuinte — 287 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventh Annual Collection (1994) — Contribuinte — 255 cópias
Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction (2001) — Contribuinte — 255 cópias
The Urban Fantasy Anthology (2011) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #8 (1979) — Contribuinte — 201 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Second Annual Collection (1987) — Contribuinte — 200 cópias
Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural (1981) — Contribuinte — 200 cópias
The Secret History of Science Fiction (2009) — Contribuinte — 197 cópias
10th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1965) — Contribuinte — 179 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1994 (1994) — Contribuinte — 172 cópias
Year's Best Fantasy 2 (2002) — Contribuinte — 171 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1998 (1998) — Contribuinte — 162 cópias
World's Best Science Fiction: 1968 (1968) — Contribuinte — 146 cópias
SF12 (1968) — Contribuinte — 139 cópias
Space Odyssey (1983) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
A Treasury of Modern Fantasy (1981) — Contribuinte — 130 cópias
The Brave Little Toaster [1987 film] (1987) — Original story — 128 cópias
Full Spectrum (1988) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias
11th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1966) — Contribuinte — 116 cópias
New Worlds: An Anthology (1983) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias
World's Best Science Fiction: 1965 (1964) — Contribuinte — 105 cópias
Edges (1980) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
Fantasy Annual IV (1980) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
Foundations of Fear (1992) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
The Best of Interzone (1997) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
Christmas Stars (1992) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
Orbit 1 (1966) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
The Heat Death of the Universe and Other Stories (1988) — Introdução, algumas edições95 cópias
Future City (1973) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #12 (1983) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
Best SF: 1971 (1972) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
Nebula Award Stories 17 (1983) — Compositor — 87 cópias
Orbit 7 (1970) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
SF: Authors' Choice 4 (1974) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism (1996) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
England Swings SF: Stories of Speculative Fiction (1968) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
New Worlds Quarterly 2 (1971) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
The New Tomorrows (1971) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias
New Worlds Quarterly 1 (1971) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Best SF Stories from New Worlds (1967) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Masters of Fantasy (1992) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
New Dimensions 1 (1971) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 2 (1966) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
A Fabulous Formless Darkness (1991) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Scream Along with Me (1970) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
The Medusa in the Shield (1990) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
New Worlds of Fantasy (1967) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 4 (1969) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
The New SF (1969) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Best SF: 1970 (1971) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Interzone: The 2nd Anthology (1987) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Quark/1 (1970) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Alpha 4 (1973) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Transit of Earth (1971) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany (2015) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Orbit 6 (1970) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
New Worlds of Fantasy #2 (1970) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
New Worlds Quarterly 3 (1972) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
Quark/2 (1971) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
New Worlds Quarterly 4 (1972) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 17th Series (1968) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
The Wounded Planet (1973) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
The Third Omni Book of Science Fiction (1985) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
The Sixth Omni Book of Science Fiction (1989) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Flights: Extreme Visions Fantasy, Vol II (2006) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Alpha 3 (1972) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 23rd Series (1980) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Afterlives (1986) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Amazing Stories: The Anthology (1995) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Best SF: 1973 (1974) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
New Worlds 5 (1973) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
New Writings in SF-10 (1966) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Snake's Hands: The Fiction of John Crowley (2003) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Explorations of the Marvellous (1976) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Fantasy Annual V (1982) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 24th Series (1982) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Beyond Time (1976) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
The Seventh Omni Book of Science Fiction (1989) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
The Shape of Sex to Come (1978) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
New Worlds 10 (1976) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Quark/4 (1971) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Isaac Asimov's Father's Day (2001) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Top Fantasy (1978) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Omni Best Science Fiction Three (1993) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
The Berkley Showcase Vol. 2 (1980) — Autor — 28 cópias
The Shores Beneath (1971) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue [1997 film] (1997) — Original story — 25 cópias
Welcome to Reality: The Nightmares of Philip K. Dick (1991) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Night chills : stories of suspense and horror (1975) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars [1998 film] (1998) — Original story — 21 cópias
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 17, No. 3 [March 1993] (1993) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
The Paris Review 167 2003 Fall (2003) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 17, No. 10 [September 1993] (1993) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Polder: A Festschrift for John Clute and Judith Clute (2006) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Science fiction verhalen [1969] — Contribuinte, algumas edições13 cópias
Histoires de voyages dans l'espace (1996) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Østenfor sol : 38 fantastiske fortellinger fra hele verden (1969) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Höhenflüge (1982) — Contribuinte, algumas edições11 cópias
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 65. Cyrion in Bronze. (1983) — Contribuinte, algumas edições10 cópias
Social Problems Through Science Fiction (1975) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
American Review 21 (1974) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry (1982) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
School and Society Through Science Fiction (1974) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The Paris Review 84 1982 Summer (1982) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
SF Impulse 10 (1966) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
American Review #23 (1975) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Omni Magazine March 1983 (1983) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Døds-layoutet 1 (1972) — Autor, algumas edições; Autor, algumas edições3 cópias
SF Impulse 12 (1967) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Omni Magazine November 1989 (1989) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine | May 1982 (1982) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Little Magazine, v. 11, #1, Spring 1977 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Little Magazine, v. 10, #1-2, Spring Summer 1976 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Hollywood Unreel: Fantasies about Hollywood and the Movies (1982) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Strange Fantasy #13 Fall '70 (1970) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
S-Fマガジン 2009年 05月号 [雑誌] — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
季刊NW-SF 1972年 01月 第5号 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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This wasn't as good as I'd remembered it from previously reading it in 1990 - it was better! As a fan of the show, bringing my own associations to the text, my 5 ⭐ rating is undoubtedly objectively suspect, but that itself is in keeping with the book's themes of what we can and cannot trust, and the conditionality of reality.

Disch captured the smart, jousting dialogue just right, and created the layers of suspicion, second-guessing, cautious trust and resigned betrayals of the TV series.

His story is littered with the Shakespearean and classical references of the original, and the Bard's "Measure for Measure" forms both a plot element and a subversive meta-narrative on the role of the characters with the book, and of the writer and reader of the book. Whether the follow-up novels by two different authors will measure up to Disch's high standards remains for me to see.

Oh, and did Disch conceptualise motion-capture CGI in this 1969 novel? I think he did!
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Michael.Rimmer | outras 11 resenhas | May 27, 2024 |
This book was...interesting. There were some parts that I really just wanted to skip, and some of it confused me at first, but overall I think it was an okay book.
 
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AngelReadsThings | outras 3 resenhas | May 24, 2024 |
 
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ed.angelina | 1 outra resenha | Mar 23, 2024 |
I know some readers don’t class this novel as science fiction at all—it’s not really about the future, it’s not at all about predicting the future, and so on—but I’ve reread Camp Concentration a number of times now and, for me, it’s an example of what SF can be at its very best.
    It is the near-future here (or the near-future from 1968 when Thomas Disch wrote it) and there’s a large-scale war in progress. The story itself is set inside a complex called Camp Archimedes, built deep underground in a disused goldmine and which is simultaneously both prison and research facility. Its inmates (who volunteered for this as a way of escaping life in a conventional prison or US Army brig) are human guinea-pigs deliberately infected with Pallidine, a preparation containing a bacterium derived from the one which causes syphilis. In real life, syphilis has often been linked with genius—as if the spirochaete which causes the one also somehow unleashes the other—and so it is here: “Sometimes I think maybe it wasn’t such a big mistake. I’ll say this for the stuff they gave us—it beats acid. With acid you think you know everything; with this, you goddamn well do.” There’s quite a price to pay though: in the space of just a few short months this Pallidine not only raises your IQ to genius level—it also kills you.
    Into this antechamber of Hell comes poet Louis Sacchetti, jailed as a conscientious objector to the ongoing war, then transferred to Archimedes and assigned the task of keeping a journal as an additional, independent and more subjective record of the experiment as it proceeds. By the time he arrives, some of the inmates have been there for months already and, as their minds soar, are very close to death. And they seem to be wasting their genius: the aim of the programme was to devise entirely new kinds of weaponry for the military, yet the prisoners seem to have become obsessed with … alchemy. Yes, this is what Sacchetti stumbles into: Camp A’s collective genius is being frittered away on concocting an Elixir of Everlasting Life, on attempting to cheat death using alchemy.
    I love everything about this book. For a start, there’s the richness and imagery of Disch’s prose (his journalist Louis Sacchetti is a published poet). Then there’s the subterranean setting: laboratory-like, hermetic, a former goldmine. In fact there’s a lot of alchemical symbolism, but just as in medieval Europe where alchemy was sometimes a cover, a harmless-looking front for more covert experimentations, so too here. Much of the medieval version, too, was really about the transformation, not of base metals into gold, but of the alchemist.
    Camp Archimedes also resembles a stage—claustrophobic, artificial, the prisoners’ every word and deed minutely scrutinised—and the play being acted out on its boards is familiar enough: selling your soul to Satan in exchange for knowledge and all that. But, with the liquid gold of Pallidine coursing through your veins, might you become cunning enough to outwit even the Devil?
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justlurking | outras 29 resenhas | Feb 28, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
153
Also by
148
Membros
7,173
Popularidade
#3,419
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Resenhas
182
ISBNs
215
Idiomas
9
Favorito
26

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