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Bill Bowler

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Bill was born in New York City in 1950. He graduated from Columbia University in 1972 and received a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages & Literatures from the University of Michigan in 1981.

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At the age of 31, without giving it much thought, he bailed out of academia and went back to New York to live in a rundown tenement, write poetry and prose, chase girls, and pursue the Bohemian life. He became one of the few practicing busboys in New York to hold a doctorate.

After a period of aimless drifting and a series of zigzags, Bill panicked and got a real job in an office. He has worked for the past 20 years at a classical music management agency.

When not busy avoiding work at the day job or doing “Bewildering Stories” stuff, Bill finds time to cut education budgets as Mayor of Sim City and recently conquered the world as Stalin in “Civ IV” despite brutal counter-attacks from Montezuma and Hammurabi.

Bill has published a couple of poems and the unfinished Great American Novel is somewhere under a pile of paper in his desk drawer. He loves Philip K. Dick, Stanislaw Lem, H.G. Wells, and the Strugatsky brothers.

Bill Bowler
Bill remembers when Nixon was president and the world was engulfed in madness. He thinks the 60’s never ended and still can’t decide what he wants to be when he grows up. In the meanwhile, as time flies by and his beard incomprehensibly turns gray, he lives with his beautiful wife, who wishes he’d turn off the computer, and their 15-year old son, who dared grow taller than his father, in a cozy apartment in the middle of “the city so nice, they named it twice,” New York, New York.

Copyright © 2006, 2008 by Bill Bowler

Bewildering Stories bibliography

Bewildering Stories interviews Bill Bowler

Prose Fiction Translations
Broken Parts
Significant Other
A Robot’s Faith
Heart Too Hard
Birds of a Feather
Make Mine a Double
Garbage Planet
Zero Ping
Hallowed Space
Ernest Hart
Bodkins the Great parts 1-3; The Wall
Charlenes 2 and 3
Prose Serials
The Boy With Orange Hair

The Bohemian
High School Honey
The Shepherd of Zakhbaal
The House of Mammoth Bones

Kir Bulychev, Half a Life
Natan Dubovitsky, Without Sky
Nipple Confusion
The Hand Draws the Pen
To the Junkies on 48th & 9th
Young Poets
He Gobbled Up the Minutes
Shards of Glass
Ars Poetica
History of the Last Five Seconds
Poetry Serials
    His & Hers
  1. Speaking in Tongues
  2. Hearing Voices
  3. Seeing Things
Poems to Louise H.

A Poem for Edgar Allan Poe
Reading Wallace Stevens
Reading Carlos Williams
Reading Poe
Reading Blake
Science Fictional Politics
Supply and Demand in Science Fiction
Narration and Point of View
Science Fictional Politics, II
Code and Message in “David’s Angel”
Narrative Time
Translating Russian Poetry
A Perspective from the Past
High School Honey: Confessions of a Conflicted Author

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