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Blooded on Arachne is a collection of science fiction stories by American author Michael Bishop. It was published in 1982 by Arkham House in an edition of 4,081 copies. The volume, Bishop's first short fiction collection, contains two novellas as well as two poems.

Blooded on Arachne
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Dust-jacket illustration by Ron Walotsky for Blooded on Arachne
AuthorMichael Bishop
IllustratorGlennRay Tutor
Cover artistRon Walotsky
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction short stories, poetry
PublisherArkham House
Publication date
January 1982
Media typePrint (hardback)
Pagesxiii, 338 pp


  1. Preface
  2. "Among the Hominids at Olduvai" (poem)
  3. "Blooded on Arachne"
  4. "Cathadonian Odyssey"
  5. "Effigies"
  6. "The House of Compassionate Sharers"
  7. "In Chinistrex Fortronza the People are Machines"
  8. "Leaps of Faith"
  9. "On the Street of the Serpents" (novella)
  10. "Piñon Fall"
  11. "Rogue Tomato"
  12. "Spacemen and Gypsies"
  13. "The White Otters of Childhood" (novella)
  14. "For the Lady of a Physicist" (poem)


New York: Timescape/Pocket (paperback), January 1983.


  • Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc. pp. 127–129. ISBN 1-55742-005-X.
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 54.
  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. pp. 149–150. ISBN 0-87054-176-5.
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 128. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4.

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