Moondogs cover


Out of Print!

ISBN: 1-886778-22-1
Boxed ISBN: 1-886778-23-X
Page count: 410
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
Published: February 2000

Edited by Ann Broomhead and Tim Szczesuil
Cover art by Rick Berry
Cover design by Rick Berry

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Moon Dogs is the 2000 Boskone book by Guest of Honor Michael Swanwick. It is a sampling of his work, with seven stories, one play, six essays, and two speeches. Two of the stories, “Moon Dogs” and “Mickelrede,” are new, and “Moon Dogs” was been nominated for the 2001 Best Short Story Hugo!

Michael Swanwick has given readings of the title story to general acclaim, and the NESFA Press is proud to make it available. “Mickelrede” is one of his posthumous collaborations with Avram Davidson, and gives an intriguing look into the creative process. His other such collaboration, “Vergil Magus: King Without Country,” is another chance for the reader to visit with the mage from The Phoenix and the Mirror.

The range of his fiction work is represented with the short novel Griffin’s Egg, and the award-winning play “The Dead.” Among the essays here are the hard-to-find “The Death of the Magus: Two Myths” and “The Hagiography of Saint Dozois,” and the bizarre tale of “Jane Swanwick and the Search for Identity.” His discussions of the SF field, “A User’s Guide to the Postmoderns” and “In the Tradition …,” are witty and insightful surveys—so much so that the former has even been pirated in countries around the world.

His collaboration with Jack Dann, “Ships” (in its first American publication), and two of his several collaborations with Gardner Dozois, “Ancestral Voices” and “The City of God,” are further demonstrations of the range of his fiction.

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What others have said about Michael Swanwick:

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Michael Swanwick is the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Theodore Sturgeon Award winning author of many science fiction and fantasy novels, including In the Drift, The Iron Dragon's Daughter, Jack Faust, Stations of the Tide, and Vacuum Flowers.

During his writing career Swanwick has penned many fine shorter works, including several nominated for the Hugo Awards, and one of which, "The Very Pulse of the Machine," won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story of 1998. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Marianne Porter and their son Sean.

Rick Berry

Rick Berry is the creator of the world's first digital cover for a novel (William Gibson's Neuromancer), a CGI animator, and an accomplished traditional painter, and has received many awards for his work. He has been a guest lecturer at numerous colleges and institutions around the country. His next book, with Darrel Anderson, Braid: An Approach to Collaborative Mind with Art as a Tool of Evidence, is due out in 2001. Rick Berry lives with his wife and three children in Massachusetts.

Printing History

Hardcover edition, ISBN: 1-886778-22-1, $25.00. out of print!

Boxed edition, ISBN: 1-886778-23-X, $36.00. out of print!

410 Pages, Published February 2000