Other Literary Forms

(Literary Essentials: Short Fiction Masterpieces)

Thomas M. Disch was as versatile as he was prolific, having published, in addition to his short fiction, novels, poetry, and children’s books. Among his nonfiction works is The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World (1998). He wrote theater criticism, lectured at various universities, and created a computer-interactive novel entitled Amnesia (1985). His other novels include On Wings of Song (1979) and The M.D. (1991), a fable about a boy’s use of supernatural powers to accomplish good deeds and punish evil.