Monday, April 15, 2019

Gene Wolfe

Just as I am starting a re-read of The Book of the New Sun comes the news that Gene Wolfe has passed away. My first Gene Wolfe story was Trip, Trap, which appeared in Orbit 2, an annual anthology from Damon Knight that my local library acquired upon publication each year (Orbit and the various Hugo and Nebula anthologies were most of my new short story reading for years until I could afford to start buying magazines).

Thank you, Gene, for many years of interesting reading. You've never read Gene Wolfe? Here's some advice on how to start.

With his passing, that leaves one author alive that I can say I have read for most of my life. This century is really starting to stink.

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