Michael Cisco


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in The United States
October 13, 1970

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Michael Cisco is an American writer and teacher currently living in New York City. He is best known for his first novel, The Divinity Student, winner of the International Horror Guild Award for Best First Novel of 1999.

He is interested in confusion.

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Houellebecq and Lovecraft

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Some recent self-aggrandizement from Houellebecq prompts me to repost this 12 year old review of his book about Lovecraft, which was originally posted to the Modern Word website.
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Michel Houellebecq’s H.P. Lovecraft Against the World, Against LifeMichael Cisco
Houellebecq’s book is a work of passion and intelligence, but like any caricature, it throws certain of its subject’s tra... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.06 · 6,751 ratings · 608 reviews · 59 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Divinity Student

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3.90 avg rating — 354 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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The Narrator

4.06 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Animal Money

4.09 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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The Traitor

3.67 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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The Tyrant

3.93 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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The Great Lover

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4.10 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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The San Veneficio Canon

4.10 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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Secret Hours

3.85 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2006
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Celebrant

4.08 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Member

3.91 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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“Poetry restores language by breaking it, and I think that much contemporary writing restores fantasy, as a genre of writing in contrast to a genre of commodity or a section in a bookstore, by breaking it. Michael Moorcock revived fantasy by prying it loose from morality; writers like Jeff VanderMeer, Stepan Chapman, Lucius Shepard, Jeffrey Ford, Nathan Ballingrud are doing the same by prying fantasy away from pedestrian writing, with more vibrant and daring styles, more reflective thinking, and a more widely broadcast spectrum of themes.”
Michael Cisco

“Cadavers and spirits are human refuse, and they are absurdly difficult to dispose of properly. When someone dies, a small gang of specialists is required to remove and inter the body in such a way that it can always be located precisely at any time while preventing it from ever appearing again.”
Michael Cisco, The Traitor

“The wind seems to be blowing through the gaps in the conversation like the rushing of empty space.”
Michael Cisco

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