“[Budrys’s] most humanly complex and fully realized novel . . . Michaelmas describes in considerable detail a near-future world whose information media have become prophetically sophisticated.” —The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
“A novel of character; Ursula K. Le Guin quotes Virginia Woolf in claiming that the novel of character is the novel, and by this standard Michaelmas rates high.” —Algol
“The prose in Michaelmas is a sheer joy to read, impeccable in construction and literacy, at once spare and elegant.” —Spider Robinson, Analog
About the Author
Algis Budrys (1931–2008) was born in Königsberg, East Prussia, where his father served in the Lithuanian diplomatic corps. The family came to the United States when Budrys was five years old. A Renaissance man, he wrote stories and novels, and was an editor, critic, and reviewer, a teacher of aspiring writers, and a publisher. In the 1960s Budrys worked in public relations, advertising products such as pickles, tuna fish, and four-wheel-drive vehicles. His science fiction novels include Rogue Moon, Hard Landing, Falling Torch, and many others. His Cold War science fiction thriller Who? was adapted for the screen, and he received many award nominations for his work. Budrys was married to his wife, Edna, for almost fifty-four years.