WorldCat Identities

Shea, Michael 1946-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 73 publications in 4 languages and 1,482 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Adventure stories  Paranormal fiction  Interviews  Horror tales  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3619.H3998, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Shea
The extra by Michael Shea( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three movie "extras" take a big chance by being in a film of Val Margolian, a director who has decided that extras are expendable on camera
Polyphemus by Michael Shea( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From sea-monsters in outer space ("Polyphemus") to aliens in human bodies ("The Autopsy"), these six stories by the author of In Yana, the Touch of Undying display a distinctive talent for the macabre. Whether based in sf or fantasy, Shea's short fiction is not for the squeamish. Contents: Polyphemus (1981) The Angel of Death (1979) Uncle Tuggs (1986) The Pearls of the Vampire Queen (1982) The Horror on the #33 (1982) The Extra (1987) The Autopsy (1980.)
Assault on sunrise by Michael Shea( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Curtis, Japh, and Jool are film extras, who-- with the help of a couple of very gutsy women-- survived being anonymous players in a 'live-action' film in which getting killed on-screen meant getting killed for real. Surviving the shoot made them rich enough to escape the post-apocalyptic Hell that L.A. has become. But their survival was not what Panoply Studios' CEO Val Margolian had in mind, especially since it cost his company millions. Now he's taking his revenge. After several plainclothes police are found dead in the former extras' new home, the bucolic, peaceful town of Sunrise, California, the entire town is subjected to Margolian's invidious plan to punish the entire town-- and make a fortune doing it. Margolian has created toxic, murderous wasp-like mechanical creatures to set upon the people of Sunrise, while his film crew captures the carnage in what promises to be the bloodiest 'live-action' film yet. With their haven from L.A. besieged by the deadly assault, the former extras-- and their fellow townspeople-- are faced with a grim task: to defeat the creatures and take back their town and their freedom"--Publisher's web site
The extra by Michael Shea( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a future California where members of a desperate populace sign contracts to participate in reality death films, knowing that less than 20% of them will survive
Nifft the lean by Michael Shea( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Country Life book of Britain's offshore islands by Michael Shea( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal impact : presence, paralanguage and the art of good communication by Michael Shea( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The color out of time by Michael Shea( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and Japanese and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Yana, the touch of undying by Michael Shea( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The A'Rak by Michael Shea( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incompleat nifft by Michael Shea( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assault on Sunrise by Michael Shea( )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Less than a hundred years in the future, pollution, economic disaster, and the rapacious greed of the corporate oligarchy have brought America to its knees. Curtis, Japh, and Jool are film extras who survived being players in a deadly "live-action" film. It made them rich enough to escape the postapocalyptic hell that is Los Angeles, but their survival was not what Panoply Studios CEO Val Margolian had in mind, especially since it cost his company millions. Now he's taking his revenge. After several cops are found dead in the former extras' new home of Sunrise, California, the entire town is subjected to Margolian's invidious plan to punish them ... and make a forturne doing it. Margolian has created murderous, mechanical, wasp-like creatures to set upon the people of Sunrise, while his film crew captures the carnage. With their haven besieged, the exiles from LA are faced with a grim task: defeat the creatures and take back their town and freedom
The mines of Behemoth by Michael Shea( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quest for Simbilis by Michael Shea( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cugel the Clever, his mind bent on revenge against Iouconnou, throws in with Mumber Sull, a deposed ruler seeking the legendary wizard Simbilis for help against the minions of Slaye
Example by Michael Shea( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autopsy and other tales by Michael Shea( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copping squid and other mythos tales by Michael Shea( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fischzug im Dämonenmeer Roman by Michael Shea( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our lady of darkness by Fritz Leiber( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book containing a description of Megapolisomancy, a fictional occult science. "Franz Westen, a writer of weird tales, has moved to a San Francisco apartment house following the death of his wife, Daisy, and a period of alcoholism. He has begun a tentative affair with Cal, a harpsichordist living in the apartment below whose music has a supernaturally healing influence. Still grieving, Franz avoids commitment with Cal, finding solace in his "Scholar's Mistress," a heap of occult books and weird pulp magazines, which he lines up every night on Daisy's side of the bed. While in an alcoholic haze, Franz had purchased two books ..."--Http://www.enotes.com/our-lady-darkness-salem/our-lady-darkness (as viewed on 10/13/2011)
New Cthulhu : the recent weird by Elizabeth Bear( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early twenty-first century the best supernatural writers no longer imitate Lovecraft, but they are profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos he created. New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird presents some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction--bizarre, subtle, atmospheric, metaphysical, psychological, filled with strange creatures and stranger characters--eldritch, unsettling, evocative, and darkly appealing."--Page 4 of cover
 
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The extra
Alternative Names
Michael Shea Amerikaans schrijver (1946-2014)

Michael Shea auteur de romans de science-fiction

Майкл Ши

シェイ, マイクル

マイクル・シェイ

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The extraNifft the leanThe A'RakThe incompleat nifftThe mines of Behemoth