Michael   Shea





Michael Shea


Born
in Los Angeles, California, The United States
July 03, 1946

Died
February 16, 2014

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For the British author of thrillers and non-fiction see Michael Shea

Michael Shea (1946-2014) was an American fantasy, horror, and science fiction author who lived in California. He was a multiple winner of the World Fantasy Award and his works include Nifft the Lean (1982) (winner of the World Fantasy Award) and The Mines of Behemoth (1997) (later republished together as The Incomplete Nifft, 2000), as well as The ARak (2000) and In Yana, the Touch of Undying (1985).

Average rating: 4.04 · 12,839 ratings · 683 reviews · 42 distinct works · Similar authors
Nifft the Lean

4.04 avg rating — 385 ratings — published 1982 — 9 editions
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In Yana, the Touch of Undying

4.06 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 1985 — 3 editions
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The Incompleat Nifft

4.18 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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A Quest for Simbilis (The D...

3.58 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 1974 — 4 editions
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The Color Out of Time

3.35 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 1984 — 3 editions
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The Extra (Extra Trilogy, #1)

3.15 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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Mines of Behemoth

4.01 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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The A'Rak

3.83 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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Polyphemus

4.14 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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Assault on Sunrise

3.35 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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Nifft the Lean Mines of Behemoth The A'Rak The Incompleat Nifft
Nifft the Lean (4 books)
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The Extra Assault on Sunrise
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“It had been a windy night, that night where his life had taken its turning. The atmosphere, in flood, was trying to wash the trees right off the hills. The big oaks twisted and shuddered like black flames in the moonlight, and the white grass rippled and bannered.

The wind that night made him feel his chronic longing. The wind, trying to stampede the trees, was roaring for a grand, universal departure to another solar system, a better deal, and the grass struggled to join the rootless giant of the air. All that lives strives to fly, to master time. All tribes of beings strain to rise in insurrection, all knowing their time is short, all, when the wind blows, wanting to climb aboard. ("The Growlimb")”
Michael Shea, Best New Horror 16
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“Up before sunrise. Marjorie hated getting out of bed in the dark, but loved the payoff once she was dressed and rolling down the country roads in the first light, cruising and owning them almost alone. The countryside here used to be a lot more interesting, though. She remembered it in her girlhood - orchards, small ranches, farmhouses, each one of these houses a distinct personality... Money, she thought wryly, scanning the endless miles of grapevines, all identically wired and braced and drip-lined, mile after mile - money was such a powerful organizer.

As the dawn light gained strength, and bathed the endless vines in tarnished silver, it struck her that there was, after all, something scary about money, that it could run loose in the world like a mythic monster, gobbling up houses and trees, serving strictly its own monstrous appetite. ("The Growlimb")”
Michael Shea, Best New Horror 16
tags: money

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