The Doris Piserchia Website. This site is dedicated to the writing of Doris E. Piserchia (1928 - ), American author of darkly comic, imaginative fiction, who published thirteen novels and nearly a score of short stories between 1966 and 1983. Perhaps too unpredictable and emotionally intense for the science fiction market where they originally appeared, these tales run the gamut from a metaphysical time travel story (Mister Justice) to genre-defying escapist yarns (Spaceling, Star Rider) to an Appalachian vampire novel (Blood County). Although she stopped publishing in the early '80s after an untimely death in her family, Piserchia's work remains as fresh as the day it was written, and continues to spark Internet commentary and sporadic movie proposals. While her books are currently out of print, it is only a matter of time before this strange, exhilirating body of work is discovered and savored by a wider audience. More.
Contents. Index of reviews on this site. Bibliography. Biographical sketch. Interview with the author (2000). Excerpts from the novels. Book cover gallery 1973-1978. Book cover gallery 1978-1983. Information about the site creators. Blog.
News. February 2013: We're very excited to see that Doris Piserchia's novels are being published as e-books by Orion Publishing's Gateway imprint, out of the UK. Congratulations to the author for this wonderful development! Our blog will be updated soon with more information about this. We've also been making some design changes to this site (nothing major).
The makeshift logo at the top of this page is a detail from Spaceling, 1978, book club edition.