P. Kube-McDowell has been called "the finest new writer
of cosmic science fiction in twenty years" and his writing
praised as "reminiscent of Arthur C. Clarke at his best." After
growing up in southern New Jersey, Kube-McDowell came to
MSU as a National Merit Scholar and graduated in 1976.
His first novel,
Emprise, launched the thousand year "Trigon Disunity" future
history, and was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award.
His most acclaimed novel to date, The Quiet Pools, was a
Book-of-the-Month selection and nominated for the Hugo Award
for Best Novel.
A prolific writer
of both short stories and novels, Kube-McDowell has been
featured in Analog, Asimov's Amazing, Rod Serling's Twilight
Zone, and Fantasy and Science Fiction, as well as the anthologies "After
the Flames" and "Perpetual Light". Three of
his stories have been adapted as episodes of the TV series "Tales
From the Darkside". He has also dabbled in music, written
for television, been a stringer for a daily newspaper, and
published short fiction, reviews, assorted nonfiction and
erotica. He was honored for teaching excellence by the 1985
White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.
an instructor in MSU's internationally famous Clarion Science
Fiction Workshop (http://www.msu.edu/~clarion/).
Outside of science fiction, he is the author of more than
500 non-fiction and news articles on subjects ranging from
careers to "scientific creationism" to an award-winning
four-part series on the state of American education.
For more information
on Michael Kube-McDowell, please visit his website: http://kube-mcdowell.com or http://www.sff.net/people/K-Mac/
To view Special Collections' holdings of Kube-McDowell's
work, please click here.