Thomas Michael Disch (1940-2008) received recognition as an American science fiction book writer. He received the Hugo, Nebula, Rhysling, John W. Campbell Memorial and Seiun Awards. Some of his popular novels include Camp Concentration (1968), The Genocides (1965) and 334 (1972). His book The Castle of Indolence: On Poetry, Poets, and Poetasters received a nomination for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Disch won the Non-fiction Hugo award for a novel named The Dreams Our Stuff is Made of. Disch received homeschooling from his mother, Helen, and attended several Catholic schools as part of his formal education. The family moved to St. Paul in Minnesota, and Disch developed several interests in poetry and science fiction. After completing his high school education in 1957, he worked as a trainee steel draftsman. He started a full-time writing career and published poetry collections, anthologies, non-fiction, fiction and many other story collections.
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