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Bibliography

Novels

Novellas

  • Torturing Mr. Amberwell, 1985
  • The Silver Pillow: A Tale of Witchcraft, 1988
  • The Voyage of the Proteus: An Eyewitness Account of the End of the World, 2007
  • The Proteus Sails Again: Further Adventures at the End of the World (forthcoming 2008)

Books for Children

Story collections

Poetry collections

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Computer game

Non-fiction

Anthologies

  • The Ruins of Earth: An Anthology of Stories of the Immediate Future, 1971
  • Bad Moon Rising: An Anthology of Political Forebodings, 1973
  • The New Improved Sun: An Anthology of Utopian Fiction, 1975
  • New Constellations: An Anthology of Tomorrow's Mythologies, 1976 (with Charles Naylor)
  • Strangeness: A Collection of Curious Tales, 1977 (with Charles Naylor)

Audio

  • Can you hear me, think tank two?, 2001 (as Tom Disch). „Thought crimes in prose and poetry“ written and read by Thomas M. Disch. Recorded and produced by David Garland.
  • Mecca|Mettle, 2005. An anthology featuring text and audio by Thomas Disch, BlöödHag, and Tim Kirk.[1]

Bibliography from ISFDB

Fiction Series

   * Brave Little Toaster
         o 1 The Brave Little Toaster (1980) [SF]
         o 2 The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (1988) 
   * The Prisoner
         o 1 The Prisoner (1969) 

Novels

   * The Genocides (1965)
   * Mankind Under the Leash (1966)
         o Variant Title: The Puppies of Terra (1966) 
   * Echo Round His Bones (1967)
         o Magazine/Anthology Appearances:
         o Echo Round His Bones (Part 1 of 2) (1966)
         o Echo Round His Bones (Part 2 of 2) (1967) 
   * Camp Concentration (1968)
         o Magazine/Anthology Appearances:
         o Camp Concentration (Part 1 of 4) (1967)
         o Camp Concentration (Part 2 of 4) (1967)
         o Camp Concentration (Part 3 of 4) (1967)
         o Camp Concentration (Part 4 of 4) (1967) 
   * On Wings of Song (1979)
         o Magazine/Anthology Appearances:
         o On Wings of Song (Part 1 of 3) (1979)
         o On Wings of Song (Part 2 of 3) (1979)
         o On Wings of Song (Part 3 of 3) (1979) 
   * The Businessman: A Tale of Terror (1984)
   * The M.D. (1991)
   * The Priest: a Gothic Romance (1994)
   * The Sub: a Study in Witchcraft (1999)
   * The Voyage of the Proteus: An Eyewitness Account of the End of the World (2008)
   * The Word of God: Or, Holy Writ Rewritten (2008)
   * The Proteus Sails Again: Further Adventures at the End of the World (2008) 

Collections

   * One Hundred and Two H-Bombs (1967)
   * Under Compulsion (1968)
         o Variant Title: Fun with Your New Head (1970) 
   * White Fang Goes Dingo and Other Funny S.F. Stories (1971)
   * 334 (1972)
   * The Right Way to Figure Plumbing (1972)
   * Getting Into Death (1974)
   * Getting Into Death and Other Stories (1976)
   * The Early Science Fiction Stories of Thomas M. Disch (1977)
   * Fundamental Disch (1980)
   * ABCDEFG HIJKLMN POQRST UVWXYZ: Poems (1981)
   * The Man Who Had No Idea (1982)
   * Orders of the Retina (1982)
   * Dark Verses and Light (1991)
   * Burn This (1995)
   * The Castle of Indolence: Poetry and Its Pretenders (1995)
   * A Child's Garden of Grammar (1997)
   * About the Size of It (2007)
   * The Wall of America (2008) 

Omnibus

   * Planet of Exile / Mankind Under the Leash (1966) [O/2N] with Ursula K. Le Guin
   * Triplicity (1980) [ONone] 

Serials

   * My Life as a Child (Part 1 of 2) (1992)
   * A Troll of Surewould Forest (Part 1 of 3) (1992)
   * My Life as a Child (Part 2 of 2) (1992)
   * A Troll of Surewould Forest (Part 2 of 3) (1992)
   * A Troll of Surewould Forest (Part 3 of 3) (1992) 

Anthologies

   * The Ruins of Earth (1971)
   * Bad Moon Rising (1973)
   * The New Improved Sun (1975)
   * New Constellations: An Anthology of Tomorrow's Mythologies (1976) with Charles Naylor
   * Strangeness (1977) with Charles Naylor
   * Ringtime (1983) 

Nonfiction

   * The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of (1998)
   * On SF (2005) 

Nongenre

   * Black Alice (1968) with John Sladek [as by Thom Demijohn ]
   * Clara Reeve (1975) [as by Leonie Hargrave ]
   * Neighboring Lives (1980) with Charles Naylor
   * Here I Am, There You Are, Where Were We (1984) 

Shortfiction

   * The Floating Panzer (unknown) with John Sladek
   * The Double-Timer (1962)
   * The Demi-Urge (1963)
   * Final Audit (1963)
   * The Princess' Carillon (1963)
         o Variant Title: The Princess's Carillon (1963)
         o Variant Title: The Enchanted Prince, 1963 (1963) 
   * Master Said-and-Done (1963)
   * "Utopia? Never!" (1963)
         o Variant Title: 'Utopia? Never!' (1963)
         o Variant Title: Utopia? Never! (1963) 
   * Minnesota Gothic (1964) [as by Dobbin Thorpe ]
   * Death Before Dishonor (1964) [as by Dobbin Thorpe ]
   * Thesis on Social Forms and Social Controls in the U.S.A. (1964)
         o Variant Title: A Thesis on Social Forms and Social Controls in the U.S.A. (1964) 
   * Now Is Forever (1964) [as by Dobbin Thorpe ]
   * Genetic Coda (1964)
   * Descending (1964)
   * Dangerous Flags (1964)
   * Nada (1964)
   * Assassin & Son (1964)
   * The Roaches (1965)
   * The Vamp (1965)
   * 102 H-Bombs (1965)
   * White Fang Goes Dingo (1965)
   * Leader of the Revolution (1965)
   * Come to Venus Melancholy (1965)
   * The Sightseers (1965)
   * Bone of Contention (1966)
   * 5 Eggs (1966)
         o Variant Title: Five Eggs (1966) 
   * Fun with Your New Head (1966)
         o Variant Title: Cephalotron (1966) 
   * Three Points on the Demographic Curve (1966)
   * The Way to a Man's Heart (1966) with John Sladek [as by John Sladek and Tom Disch ]
   * The Echo of Wrath (1966)
   * The Incredible Giant Hot Dog (1966) with John Sladek
   * Invaded by Love (1966)
   * The Squirrel Cage (1966)
   * Doubting Thomas (1966)
   * Casablanca (1967)
   * Linda and Daniel and Spike (1967)
   * The Number You Have Reached (1967)
   * Slaves (1967)
   * The Affluence of Edwin Lollard (1967)
   * The Atheist's Bargain (1967) with John Sladek
   * The Discovery of the Nullitron (1967) with John Sladek
         o Variant Title: The Discovery of the Nullitron (1967) [as by Thomas M. Disch and John T. Sladek ]
         o Variant Title: The Discovery of the Nullitron: Results of an Experiment Conducted by Thomas M. Disch and John T. Sladek (1967) [as by John Sladek and Thomas M. Disch ] 
   * Problems of Creativeness (1967)
         o Variant Title: The Death of Socrates (1974) 
   * The Contest (1967)
   * The Empty Room (1967)
   * The Descent of the West End (1967)
   * Moondust, the Smell of Hay, and Dialectical Materialism (1967)
   * Linda & Daniel & Spike (1967)
   * The City of Penetrating Light (1968)
   * The Colors (1968)
   * Flight Useless, Inexorable the Pursuit (1968)
   * The Master of the Milford Altarpiece (1968)
   * 1-A (1968)
   * Danny's New Friends from Deneb (1968) with John Sladek
   * The Colours (1968)
   * Quincunx (1969)
   * The Invasion of the Giant Stupid Dinosaurs (1969)
   * [X] Yes (1969)
         o Variant Title: X: Yes (1969) 
   * The Pressure of Time (1970)
   * His Own Kind (1970)
   * The Asian Shore (1970)
   * Let Us Quickly Hasten to the Gate of Ivory (1970)
   * Angouleme (1971)
   * Emancipation: A Romance of the Times to Come (1971)
         o Variant Title: Emancipation (1971) 
   * The Happy Story (1971)
   * The Wonderful World of Griswald Tractors (1971)
   * Et in Arcadia Ego (1971)
         o Variant Title: The Planet Arcadia (1971) 
   * The Beginning of April or the End of March (1971)
   * Feathers from the Wings of an Angel (1971)
   * Bodies (1971)
   * 334 (1972)
   * Things Lost (1972)
   * The Birds (1973)
   * Everyday Life in the Later Roman Empire (1973)
   * The Dumbell Murder Case (1973)
   * The Apartment Next to the War (1974)
   * At the Pleasure Centre (1974)
   * Displaying the Flag (1974)
   * The Doomsday Machine (1974)
   * Getting Into Death (1974)
   * The Persistence of Desire (1974)
   * The Santa Claus Compromise (1974)
   * A Kiss Goodbye (1974)
   * Pyramids for Minnesota: A Serious Proposal (1974)
   * The Complete Short Stories (1974)
   * The Joycelin Shrager Story (1975)
   * Apollo (1976)
   * The Black Cat (1976)
   * Death and the Single Girl (1976)
   * The Fire Began to Burn the Stick, the Stick Began to Beat the Dog (1976)
   * Mystery Diet of the Gods: A Revelation (1976) with John Sladek
   * How to Fly (1977)
   * Planet of the Rapes (1977)
   * Transplant Your Own Heart - A Do-It-Yourself Guide (1977) with John Sladek
   * Mutability (1978)
   * Chanson Perpetuelle (1978)
   * The Man Who Had No Idea (1978)
   * Concepts (1978)
   * Josie and the Elevator: A Cautionary Tale (1980)
   * Vengeance of Hera, The, or Monogamy Triumphant (1980)
   * The Fall of the House of Usher (1980)
   * Josie and the Elevator (1980)
   * The Foetus (1980)
   * The Revelation (1980)
   * The Vengeance of Hera (1980)
   * The Grown-Up (1981)
   * Carousel (1981)
   * Ringtime (1981)
   * An Italian Lesson (1982)
   * Understanding Human Behavior (1982)
   * The Wandering Jew (1983)
   * Music Box (1983)
   * The New Me (1983)
   * The Shirt's Tale, the Shorts' Story (1983)
   * The Forbidden Thought: A Recruitment Tape (1983)
   * Downtown (1983)
   * Attila on Fifth Avenue (1983)
   * Canned Goods (1984)
   * Hard Work or, The Secrets of Success (1984)
   * Frankenstein (libretto) (1984)
   * The Mittens of Ulysses (1985) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * Torturing Mr. Amberwell (1985)
   * Hard Work, or, The Secrets of Success (1986)
   * The Girl with the Vita-Gel Hair (1986)
   * The Death of Socrates (1987)
   * The Tale of Dan de Lion (1987)
   * Palindrome (1987)
   * The Silver Pillow (1988)
   * Voices of the Kill (1988)
   * The Audition (1988)
   * Celebrity Love (1989)
   * Egg and Chips (1989)
   * Richard Andsoforth (1989)
   * The Happy Turnip (1989)
   * The Abduction of Bunny Steiner, or A Shameless Lie (1992)
   * One Night, or Scheherazade's Bare Minimum (1993)
   * A Family of the Post-Apocalypse (1993)
   * The Burial Society (1993)
   * This Little Pig Had None (1993)
   * The Man Who Read a Book (1994)
   * The Story of Faith (1994)
   * The Invisible Woman (1995)
   * The Children's Fund to Save the Dinosaurs: A Charity Appeal (1997)
   * Nights in the Gardens of The Kerhonkson Prison for the Aged and Infirm (1997)
   * The Late Movie (1998)
   * The First Annual Performance Arts Festival at the Slaughter Rock Battlefield (1998)
   * After Postville (2001)
   * Martian Madness (2001)
   * In Xanadu (2001)
   * Jour de Fête (2001)
   * The Shadow (2001)
   * Bingo Night at a Martian Sportsbar (2002)
   * The Marching Raspberries: A Thrilling New Adventure of the Pink Avenger and His Faithful Companion Oxbridge (2002) with John Sladek
   * Sweetly Sings the Chocolate Budgie: A Stirring New Adventure of the Green Magician (2002) with John Sladek
   * United We Stand Still (2002) with John Sladek
   * Torah! Torah! Torah!: Three Bible Tales for the Third Millennium (2002)
   * The Flâneurs of Mars (2002)
   * The White Man (2004)
   * The Wall of America (2005)
   * The Return of the Medusae (1963) 

Poems

   * A Vacation on Earth (1966)
   * The Flight of Daedalus (1966)
   * The Day Euterpe Died (1969)
   * Narcissus (1969)
   * The Liver Goes (1969)
   * Stars as Thought (1969)
   * The Romance of the Writer and His Soul (1969)
   * A Prayer for the Harvest (1969)
   * The Blindman's Sign (1969)
   * Testosterone (1969)
   * Opening the Heart (1969)
   * Four Crosswords of Graded Difficulty (1970)
   * Apollo 14 (1972)
   * The Vegetables (1972)
   * Memento Mori (1972)
   * The Politics of Darkness (1973) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * Ode on the Source of the Clitumnus (1973) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * In Praise of New York (1973) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * The Assassination of the Mayor (1973)
   * Alternate Universe I, II, III (1976)
   * Alternate Universe III (1976)
   * Alternate Universe II (1976)
   * Alternate Universe I (1976)
   * The Growth of the Church (1977)
   * Song of Myself (1979)
   * The Unidentified Flying Object (1979) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * On Science Fiction (1980)
   * Can You Hear Me, Thinktank Two? (1981)
   * Love and Clover: A White Paper (1981)
   * Cantata '82: An Ode to the Death of Philip K. Dick (1982)
   * The Turtle's Dream (1982)
   * The First Christmas Tree (1983)
   * The Desert of Vast Eternity (1983) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * There is an Index by First Lines (1983) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * To an Unknown Copy Editor (1983) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * Remaindered Titles at Barnes & Noble (1983)
   * A Model Prison (1984) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * Centennial Tankas (1984) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * Dialogue with a Spider (1985) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * Skydiver (1985) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * Under the Boughs of Westbrookville (1985) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * The Mushroom's Salon (1986) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * The Seven Ages of Woman (1986) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * So Grows the Tree (1986) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * The Rapture (1986) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * The Stumpling (1987) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * The Gnome (1987) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * The Elf (1987) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * The Pair of Them (1987) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * In the News (1987) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * Fools Mate (1987) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * Staying Home (1989) with David Lehman
   * Eyeball to Eyeball (1989) with David Lehman
   * Flying Home (1989)
   * The Mammon of Equanimity (1990)
   * Waiting for a Boost (1990)
   * Re-Thinking Pre-History (1990)
   * The Cardinal at Table (1990)
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Nouns, Adjectives, Pronouns, If/Then, Maybe (1991) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Verbs (1991) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Strange Plurals (1991) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Either/Or (1991) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - The Present Tense, Epitaph for the Past Tenses, The Future Tense (1991) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - A Conjugation of the Verb To Be (1991) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - In and Out (1991) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Adverbs (1992) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Quotation Marks (1992) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Not (1992) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Interrogative Adverbs, or The Four W's (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Split Infinitives (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Some Personal Pronouns (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Auxiliary Verbs (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Definite and Indefinite Articles (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Compound Object Pronouns (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * Who's Who: a Prolegomenon (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Homophones (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Homonyms (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Odious Comparisons (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Attractive Opposites (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - The Agreement of Predicate Pronouns (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - The Object (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - The Indirect Object (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - The Object of the Preposition (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - The Subject (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Like and As (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * From: A Child's Garden of Grammar - Lie and Lay (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * Endlessness (1994) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * The Happy Snowflakes (1994) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * The Wonders of Interstellar Free Trade (1994) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * For a Colleague, Departed: in memory of Roger Zelazny (1996) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * For John Clute on the publication of Appleseed (2001)
   * No More Prisons: A Memoir of the Millennium (2002)
         o Variant Title: No More Prisons: A Memoir of the New Millennium (2002) [as by Tom Disch ] 
   * A Record High (2002) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * Four Lawns (2003) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * The Two Friends (2006) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * Paradise (2007) [as by Tom Disch ] 

Essay Series

   * Books (F&SF)
         o Books (F&SF, July 1980) (1980)
         o Books (F&SF, February 1981) (1981)
         o Books (F&SF, July 1981) (1981) 

Essays

   * Introduction (One Hundred and Two H-Bombs) (1967)
   * On Saving the World (1971)
   * Introduction: On the Road to 1984 (1973)
   * On "Et in Arcadia Ego" (1974)
   * Introduction: Buck Rogers in the New Jerusalem (1975)
   * The Uses of Fiction: A Theory (1975)
   * The Eternal Invalid: A Celebration of Life with the Author of RASH (1976)
   * Introduction: Mythology and Science Fiction (1976)
   * Introduction (Solar Lottery) (1976)
   * Introduction (102 H-Bombs) (1977)
   * Introduction: Luncheon in the Sepulcher (1977)
   * Luncheon in the Sepulcher: Poe and the Gothic Tradition (1977)
   * The Embarrassments of Science Fiction (1977)
   * The Story of the Story: "The Double-Timer" (1980)
   * Letter (Locus #232) (1980) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * The Arts: Books (Omni, Aug 1982) (1982)
   * Introduction (Stroka Prospekt) (1982)
   * The Fantasy Five-Foot Bookshelf (1983)
   * Toward the Transcendent: An Introduction to Solar Lottery and Other Works (1983)
   * Books (Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine, January/February 1984) (1984)
   * Books (Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine, March/April 1984) (1984)
   * Books (Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine, May/June 1984) (1984)
   * Books (Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine, July/August 1984) (1984)
   * Books (Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine, September/October 1984) (1984)
   * Books (Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine, November/December 1984) (1984)
   * Introductions (1984)
   * In the Mold of 1964: An Afterword (The Penultimate Truth) (1984)
   * Books (Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine, January/February 1985) (1985)
   * Second Thoughts (Medea: Harlan's World) (1985) with Larry Niven and Hal Clement and Frederik Pohl and Poul Anderson
   * The Concept Seminar (Medea: Harlan's World) (1985) with Robert Silverberg and Frank Herbert and Harlan Ellison and Theodore Sturgeon
   * Introduction (The Little Black Box) (1987)
         o Variant Title: Introduction (We Can Remember It For You Wholesale) (2000) 
   * The Village Alien (1988)
   * The Astonishing Pamela Zoline (1988)
   * Cyberpunk Forum/Symposium (1988)
   * Comment: Primal Hooting (1989)
   * Response to John Kessel's "The Brother from Another Planet" (1993)
   * Letter (Science Fiction Eye #12) (1993) [as by Tom Disch ]
   * Introduction: The Power of Every Root (1998)
   * Little, Big (2001) 

Reviews

   * New Arrivals, Old Encounters (1980) by Brian Aldiss
   * The Golden Man (1980) by Philip K. Dick
   * Dark Is the Sun (1980) by Philip José Farmer
   * The Catalyst (1980) by Charles L. Harness
   * Fireflood and Other Stories (1980) by Vonda N. McIntyre
   * Best Science Fiction of the Year 9 (1981) by Terry Carr
   * Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Ninth Annual Collection (1981) by Gardner Dozois
   * The 1980 Annual World's Best SF (1981) by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
   * Timescape (1981) by Gregory Benford
   * Jesus Tales (1981) by Romulus Linney
   * VALIS (1981) by Philip K. Dick
   * Scripts for the Pageant (1981) by James Merrill
   * White Light (1981) by Rudy Rucker
   * Their Immortal Hearts (1981) by Anonymous
   * The Wandering Jew (1992) by Eugène Sue 

Interviews

   * Hell Revisited: An interview with Kingsley Amis (1966) with Kingsley Amis
   * The Fact of Magic: Thomas Disch Interviews John Crowley (1982) with John Crowley



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