Michael A. Morrison

Michael A. Morrison is David Ross Boyd Professor Emeritus at the University of Oklahoma. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, he has written over one hundred research papers on theoretical physics, several textbooks, and countless book reviews and essays about the literature of the fantastic. Forthcoming books include The Joy of Quantum Physics and Effective Scientific Writing, both from Oxford University Press.


  • Sept. 2011 WLT Murakami Ryu. Popular Hits of the Showa Era. Ralph McCarthy, tr. New York. W. W. Norton. 2011. 192 pages. $13.95. ISBN 978-0-393-33842-3 At night, in an apartment in Chofu city, Tokyo, six dissolute young men gather regularly for no reason at all. They eat, drink, talk but never listen, erupt randomly in spasmodic laughter, and eventually perform...
  •    July 2012
    "Science fiction works differentially from other written categories, particularly those categories traditionally called literary. . . . It has its own particular ways of making sense out of language. To ignore . . . these constitutes a major misreading—an obliviousness to the play of meaning that makes up the sf text." — Samuel R. Delany, “Some Presumptuous Approaches to Science Fiction”...
  • Zoran Zivkovic
    Only a few years after his birth in 1948, Zoran Živković fell in love with literature. Like so many, he was initially drawn by the "irresistibly enchanting impression that whenever I opened a book it was as if I had opened a portal to an alternate world." Years later, as a graduate student at the University of Belgrade, he specialized in American sf from 1950 to 1957. After earning his master's...
  • Photo by Nebojsa Babic Zoran Živković (b. 1948) is the author of nineteen works of fiction. Translations of Živković’s prose books have appeared in more than sixty translated editions. Živković is professor of creative writing at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. In this interview, the author discusses Middle-European “fa...