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    Parietal Games: Critical Writings by and on M. John Harrison ed. Mark Bould & Michelle Reid (Science Fiction Foundation, The 0-903007-05-3, Aug 2005, £20.00, 357pp, tp)
    Collection of most of M. John Harrison’s critical writings plus some reviews of his books and essays on his work. Published in 2005, butnot seen until now.
    • 9 · Foreword · Elizabeth Hand · fw *
    • 13 · Let’s Make a Little Noise, Colorado: An Introduction in Eight Parts · Mark Bould · in *
    • 31 · Part A: By M. John Harrison
    • 32 · The Einstein Intersection · M. John Harrison · br Speculation May 1968 [Samuel R. Delany]
    • 34 · Bug Jack Barron · M. John Harrison · br Speculation Sep 1968 [Norman Spinrad]
    • 37 · Body Schema Fantasies: Restoree · M. John Harrison · br Speculation Feb 1969 [Anne McCaffrey]
    • 39 · The Answer is Chicago · M. John Harrison · br Speculation Sep/Oct 1969 [Robert A. Heinlein]
    • 39 · The Chalk Won’t Stay on the Biscuits: A Dialogue · M. John Harrison · ar Speculation Jan 1970
    • 44 · The Impotence of Being Stagg · M. John Harrison & R. G. Meadley · br New Worlds Nov 1968
    • 46 · The Angle of Attack · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Dec 1968, as by Joyce Churchill
    • 49 · A Devil of a Job · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Dec 1968
    • 51 · The Anthology Bag · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Jan 1969, as by Joyce Churchill
    • 54 · Trouble at t’White House · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Feb 1969
    • 57 · Mr Throd and the Wise Old Crocodile · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Mar 1969
    • 59 · The Cannon Kings · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Apr 1969, as by Joyce Churchill
    • 62 · Twilight Crucifixion of the Beastly Black Sheep · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds May 1969
    • 65 · The Boy from Vietnam · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Jun 1969
    • 68 · Paperbag · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Jul 1969, as by Joyce Churchill
    • 70 · Come Alive - You’re in the William Sansom Generation · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Sep/Oct 1969, as by Joyce Churchill
    • 73 · The Tangreese Gimmick · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Nov 1969
    • 75 · Pot Pourri · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Dec 1969
    • 77 · Big Brother is Twenty-One · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Jan 1970, as by Joyce Churchill
    • 78 · The Wireless School · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Jan 1970
    • 80 · Broaden Your Horizons · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Mar 1970, as by Joyce Churchill
    • 82 · Sawdust and Dead Reads · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Apr 1970, as by Joyce Churchill
    • 84 · A Literature of Comfort · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Quarterly, ed. Michael Moorcock, London: Sphere 1971
    • 89 · By Tennyson Out of Disney · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Quarterly 2, ed. Michael Moorcock, London: Sphere 1971
    • 92 · The Black Glak · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Quarterly 3, ed. Michael Moorcock, London: Sphere 1972
    • 96 · The Problem of Sympathy · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Quarterly 4, ed. Michael Moorcock, London: Sphere 1972
    • 101 · To the Stars and Beyond on the Fabulous Anti-Syntax Drive · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds Quarterly 5, ed. Michael Moorcock, London: Sphere 1973
    • 105 · Filling Us Up · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds 6, ed. Michael Moorcock & Charles Platt, London: Sphere 1973
    • 109 · Absorbing the Miraculous · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds 7, ed. Hilary Bailey & Charles Platt, London: Sphere 1974
    • 112 · Coming to Life · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds 8, ed. Hilary Bailey, London: Sphere 1975
    • 117 · Sweet Analytics · M. John Harrison · br New Worlds 9, ed. Hilary Bailey, London: Corgi 1975
    • 122 · Science Fiction Book Reviews · M. John Harrison · br New Manchester Review Jan 12 1979
    • 123 · Science Fiction Book Reviews · M. John Harrison · br New Manchester Review Mar 9 1979
    • 125 · Science Fiction Book Reviews · M. John Harrison · br New Manchester Review Jun 15 1979
    • 127 · Science Fiction Book Reviews · M. John Harrison · br New Manchester Review Oct 5 1979
    • 129 · Science Fiction Book Reviews · M. John Harrison · br New Manchester Review Nov 30 1979
    • 131 · Science Fiction Book Reviews · M. John Harrison · br New Manchester Review Dec 14 1979
    • 133 · Port of Saints · M. John Harrison · br Foundation #22 1981 [William S. Burroughs]
    • 135 · Kiteworld · M. John Harrison · br Foundation #35 1985 [Keith Roberts]
    • 138 · The Folk of the Air · M. John Harrison · br Foundation #38 1986 [Peter S. Beagle]
    • 141 · O-Zone · M. John Harrison · br Foundation #40 1987 [Paul Theroux]
    • 144 · The Profession of Science Fiction, 40: The Profession of Fiction · M. John Harrison · bg Foundation #46 1989
    • 154 · Escape from Kathmandu · M. John Harrison · br Foundation #47 1989 [Kim Stanley Robinson]
    • 157 · The Paradise Motel · M. John Harrison · br Foundation #48 1990 [Eric McCormack]
    • 158 · Heathern · M. John Harrison · br Foundation #50 1990 [Jack Womack]
    • 161 · Halo · M. John Harrison · br Foundation #57 1993 [Tom Maddox]
    • 163 · Dream Cargoes: War Fever · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Nov 23 1990 [J. G. Ballard]
    • 165 · Speeding to Cradle from Grave: Time’s Arrow · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Sep 20 1991 [Martin Amis]
    • 168 · Adrift on a Sea of Stories: The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Nov 15 1991 [John Barth]
    • 170 · Nerd into Shaman: Storming the Reality Studio · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Mar 13 1992 [Larry McCaffery]
    • 172 · Going into the Void: The Water People · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement May 29 1992 [Joe Simpson]
    • 173 · Beating the Retreat: Black Dogs · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Jun 19 1992 [Ian McEwan]
    • 175 · Following the Embalmer’s Trade: The Picador Book of the New Gothic · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Oct 9 1992 [Patrick M. McGrath; Bradford Morrow]
    • 177 · Lifting the Coffin-Lid: Where Does Kissing End? · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Nov 20 1992 [Kate Pullinger]
    • 179 · Cursors and Presursors: Hands On · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Feb 26 1993 [Andrew Rosenheim]
    • 180 · Love as Melodrama: Dr Haggard’s Disease · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement May 14 1993 [Patrick M. McGrath]
    • 182 · Here Come the Style Pirates: Virtual Light · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Oct 1 1993 [William Gibson]
    • 184 · A Southern Child: Crazy in Alabama · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Oct 29 1993 [Mark Childress]
    • 185 · The Man Who Cut the Rope: Against the Wall · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Nov 22 1996 [Simon Yates]
    • 187 · On Simian Street with Dr Self: Great Apes · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement May 9 1997 [Will Self]
    • 189 · Wars and Lies in Bars: The Story of My Disappearance · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Aug 29 1997 [Paul Watkins]
    • 191 · Second Time Around: Timequake · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Sep 26 1997 [Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.]
    • 194 · Polluted Peak: Into Thin Air & Dark Shadows Falling: The Death Zone · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Dec 26 1997 [Jon Krakauer; Joe Simpson; Matt Dickinson]
    • 198 · Updike Man Faces the Infinite, Perhaps: Toward the End of Time · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Feb 6 1998 [John Updike]
    • 201 · We’re Talking Larger’n Life Here: A Man in Full · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Nov 27 1998 [Tom Wolfe]
    • 205 · That Old Magus: Super-Cannes · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Sep 8 2000 [J. G. Ballard]
    • 207 · Conversations with a Museum: The Bat Tattoo · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Oct 18 2002 [Russell Hoban]
    • 212 · Cheerfully Creepy: Seven Tales of Sex and Death · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Mar 28 2003 [Patricia Duncker]
    • 214 · All the Old Nostalgia: The North of England Home Service · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement May 9 2003 [Gordon Burn]
    • 216 · Waiting for the End: These Foolish Things · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Feb 6 2004 [Deborah Moggach]
    • 219 · From Dream-Scene to Dream-Scene: The Coma · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Jul 2 2004 [Alex Garland]
    • 222 · Death and the Landscape: The Quarry · M. John Harrison · br The Times Literary Supplement Sep 10 2004 [Damon Galgut]
    • 224 · Confessions of an Astrophysicist: Redemption Ark · M. John Harrison · br The Guardian Aug 10 2002 [Alastair Reynolds]
    • 226 · Worlds Apart: The Birthday of the World · M. John Harrison · br The Guardian Jan 18 2003 [Ursula K. Le Guin]
    • 227 · All Fired Up with Nowhere to Go: China · M. John Harrison · br The Guardian Apr 19 2003 [Alan Wall]
    • 229 · Meat vs. Machine: Natural History · M. John Harrison · br The Guardian Jun 7 2003 [Justina L. A. Robson]
    • 231 · Rubbing Salt in the Wounds: Thursbitch · M. John Harrison · br The Guardian Oct 18 2003 [Alan Garner]
    • 233 · Be-Bop-A-Lula, and Lola: Her Name Was Lola · M. John Harrison · br The Guardian Nov 15 2003 [Russell Hoban]
    • 234 · Rocky the Rasta versus Creosote Man: Dr Mukti and Other Tales of Woe · M. John Harrison · br The Guardian Jan 3 2004 [Will Self]
    • 236 · A Memo from the Author to Herself: Brother and Sister · M. John Harrison · br The Guardian Feb 14 2004 [Joanna Trollope]
    • 238 · Wallander’s World: Firewall · M. John Harrison · br The Guardian Apr 10 2004 [Henning Mankell]
    • 240 · Muddy Waters: Siren Song · M. John Harrison · br The Guardian Jun 12 2004 [Robert Edric]
    • 241 · This Boy’s Lives: The Ninth Life of Louis Drax · M. John Harrison · br The Guardian Jun 26 2004 [Liz Jensen]
    • 243 · Go Tell It Off the Mountain: Touching the Void · M. John Harrison · br The Spectator Jun 10 1989 [Joe Simpson]
    • 245 · What Might It Be Like to Live in Viriconium · M. John Harrison · ar Fantastic Metropolis (website) Oct 15 2001; listed in Table of Contents as “What It Might Be Like to Live in Viriconium”
    • 246 · Tolkien is Not an Issue · M. John Harrison · ar The Third Alternative #33 2003
    • 248 · Part B: On M. John Harrison
    • 249 · A Young Man’s Journey to Ladbroke Grove: M. John Harrison and the Evolution of the New Wave in Britain · Rob Latham · ar *
    • 265 · Form and Content in The Centauri Device · Rjurik Davidson · ar *
    • 275 · “All the Cities That There Have Ever Been”: In Viriconium · Nick Freeman · ar *
    • 290 · Hard Very Severe: M. John Harrison’s Climbers · Graham Sleight · ar *
    • 299 · Loving the Loss of the World: Tesknota and the Metaphors of the Heart · Graham Fraser · ar *
    • 319 · Imagine, As That Dolphin, Breathing Light · John Clute · ar *
    • 323 · Light · Farah Mendlesohn · br *
    • 326 · Old, Mean and Misanthropic: An Interview with M. John Harrison · Mark Bould · iv Vector Nov/Dec 2002; lightly edited transcript of interview conducted on 13th April 2002 at Signs of Life event co-ordinated by BSFA & SFF
    • 343 · About the Contributors · Anon. · bg *
    • 345 · Bibliographies · Anon. · bi *
    • 351 · Index · Anon. · ix *





    A Question of Blood ed. Steve Bowles (Collins Educational 00-330207-5, 1990 [Dec ’93], no price, 123pp, tp)
    Reissue (Collins 1984) SF/associational anthology. [PSP]



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