|Education:||B.A. English, 1982|
|Bio:||Misha Nogha was born in 1955 in St. Paul, Minnesota, of mixed Nordic and Metis ancestry. She received her education from Eastern Washington University, Portland State University, and Eastern Oregon University with a B.A. in English Literature and Secondary Education with endorsements in Language Arts and French. Misha's first novel, Red Spider White Web, won the 1990 ReaderCon Award and was a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Her prose has appeared in Germany, Austria, Australia, Japan, America, and Canada. Her prose piece ?Tsuki Mangetsu? was used in a dynamic performance by two Australian composers and won the 1989 Prix d'Italia. She was formerly the editor of ?New Pathways? magazine and her review column, ?Points of Impact,? carried through three other magazines. Married with four children, Misha is the current National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service observer for Cove, Oregon, and a certified Skywarn severe storm spotter for NOAA. She is an active musician and plays the flute, saxophone, and khomus. (reprinted from www.mishanogha.com by permission of author)|
Books By Misha Nogha
||Prayers of Steel
||This volume features twelve pieces of short fiction. Themes such as life, nature, animals, and people, and many other subjects are discussed. It has been compared to Li Chiang Yen, a Chinese poet of the late Tang period.
||A volume of short fiction, this book was published in a limited edition of two hundred fifty. Life and people are discussed extensively, along with animals and nature. The author's writing has been described as, "barbed wire being dragged across a raft of hydroelectric wire."
||Red Spider White Web
||This book has been described as "everything cyberpunk should have been but wasn't, everything contemporary techno-dystopias should be but aren't." It tells the story of a female artist struggling to create something meaningful and lasting. The introduction to the new edition is by John Shirley. The foreword is by Brian Aldiss. The postscript by James P. Blaylock. The cover is by Joey Zone.
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