Thomas Michael Disch was an American science fiction author and poet. He won the Hugo Award for Best Related Book (previously entitled "Best Non-Fiction Book") in 1999, and he had two other Hugo nominations and nine Nebula Award nominations to his credit, plus one win of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, a Rhysling Award, and two Seiun Awards, among others.
In the 1960s, his work began appearing in science-fiction magazines. His critically acclaimed science fiction novels, “The Genocides”, “Camp Concentration”, “334” and “On Wings of Song” are major contributions to the New Wave science fiction movement. In 1999, he won the Nonfiction Hugo for The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of, a meditation on the impact of science fiction on our culture, as well as the Michael Braude Award for Light Verse. Among his other nonfiction work, he wrote theater and opera criticism for The New York Times, The Nation, and other periodicals. He also published several volumes of poetry as Tom Disch.