Terry Bisson is the author of six novels: WYRLDMAKER (Pocket, 1981); TALKING MAN (Arbor House, 1987), a World Fantasy Award nominee; FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN (Morrow, 1988); VOYAGE TO THE RED PLANET (Morrow, 1990); PIRATES OF THE UNIVERSE (Tor, 1996); THE PICKUP ARTIST (Tor, Spring 2001); and most recently, DEAR ABBEY (PS Publishing, 2003), a book-length novella published in England that has been nominated for the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) award.
His short fiction appears regularly in Asimov's, SciFi.com, Playboy and Fantasy & Science Fiction. The short story "Bears Discover Fire" swept almost every honor in the SF field in 1990-91, including the Asimov's Readers' Award, both the Nebula and Hugo Awards and the Theodore Sturgeon short fiction award. His first short story collection, BEARS DISCOVER FIRE, was published by Tor in the fall of 1993. His latest collection, IN THE UPPER ROOM was published by Tor in May, 2000 and includes the Locus and Nebula award winning "macs," which also received France's Gran Prix de l'Imaginaire. San Francisco's TACHYON will publish a new collection, GREETINGS, in 2005.
Terry Bisson has written novelizations of many films, including William Gibson's JOHNNY MNEMONIC; VIRTUOSITY; THE FIFTH ELEMENT; ALIEN RESURRECTION (Junior Edition); GALAXY QUEST; and THE SIXTH DAY. Bisson has adapted the works of William Gibson, Greg Bear, Jane Austen, Joel Rosenberg, William Shakespeare, Roger Zelazny and Anne McCaffrey for comics. He completed SAINT LEIBOWITZ AND THE WILD HORSE WOMAN, the long-awaited posthumous sequel to A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ, for the estate of WALTER M. MILLER, JR. (Bantam, October 1997). He helped put together Mumia Abu Jamal's LIVE FROM DEATH ROW in 1995 and wrote ON A MOVE: The Story of Mumia Abu-Jamal (Litmus, February 2001). He is now working on a film script about Mumia.
He was born a long time ago and lives in Oakland, California.