MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY edited by Lavie Tidhar. Harrogate, UK; PS Publishing; 2004. 1st edition trade paperback. Limited to 500 copies. Fine. Synopsis: A must for Michael Marshall Smith collectors and to anyone with an interest in the creative process of writing, MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH: THE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY combines bibliographer Lavie Tidhar's meticulous eye for detail with Smith's own extensive annotations to offer a rare glimpse into an author's mind and to the rich, rarely-explored world of the collector. A treasure trove for collectors, the bibliography charts over ten years of Smith's extraordinary writing career, providing an overwhelming wealth of detail with regards to Smith's each and every publication, which achieves a new level of bibliographical study rarely if ever seen before. Complementing each entry are Smith's fascinating and diverse annotations, commenting on the origin of his stories, the process and development of his writing, and even answering the perennial question of where he gets his ideas from. Combining the two aspects in one book creates a unique bibliography-as-narrative that offers a rare window into the mind of a working writer at the height of his powers, and a handy guide to Smith's many fans and collectors.