Terry Bisson

Author Terry Bisson’s interest in abolitionist John Brown dates from his days as an activist in the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee. In addition to his award-winning science fiction stories and novels, Bisson has written children’s books, comics, screenplays and biographies of Brown, Nat Turner and Mumia Abu Jamal. A native of Kentucky, and a New Yorker for thirty years, Bisson currently lives in California. www.terrybisson.com

‘Fire on the Mountain’: Three Excerpts

In Terry Bisson's provocative counterfactual novel "Fire on the Mountain," a Black socialist utopia rises in the Deep South after John Brown's 1859 raid on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry succeeds in setting off ...