Thomas Michael Disch

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Thomas Michael Disch (February 2, 1940 – July 4, 2008) was an American science fiction author and poet. He won the Hugo Award for Best Related Book – previously called "Best Non-Fiction Book" – in 1999, and he had two other Hugo nominations and nine Nebula Award nominations to his credit, plus one win of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, a Rhysling Award, and two Seiun Awards, among ... more »

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  • ''A predilection for genre fiction is symptomatic of a kind of arrested development.''
    Thomas M. Disch (b. 1940), U.S. author, ex-science fiction writer. Quoted in Face (London, March 1986).
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Best Poem of Thomas Michael Disch

Ode to a Blizzard

O! wonderful for weight and whiteness!
Ideolog whose absolutes
Are always proven right
By white and then
More white and white again,
Winning the same argument year
After year by making the opposition
Disappear!

O! dear miniature of infinity with no
End in sight and no snow-
Flake exactly like
Another, all
A little different no
Matter how many may fall,
Just like our own DNA or the human face
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