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Gene Wolfe News and Rumors Logged by Paul Duggan

Monday, October 21, 2002

Based on the preliminary program, this is Wolfe's participation in the World Fantasy convention:
Friday 2.30pm-4pm
Human vs. Inuman Monsters: Who's Scarier
Saturday 10am-11am
Sympathy with the Devil: Writing From the Monster's Perspectvie
Saturday 1.30pm-2pm
Saturday 4pm-5:30pm
Gods as Monsters

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Friday, October 18, 2002

Updates, we've got updates

I've made some updates to my page of Wolfe books available through (over to the right). At the World Horror convention was released A Walking Tour of the Shambles, a guidebook cowritten with Neil Gaiman giveing a twisted fantasy overlay to a famous Chicago neighborhood.

In February Latro in the Mist will be released. This isn't given much description but my working assumption is that this is a collection of the already published Soldier books.

Still no information on the release date for Knight. I'm guessing it will be in 2003.

I've also updated a few missing links around the site and directed many of my Amazon links to the paperback version of the books where possible. And I'd like to say thank you to those who have bought books through my links. Its not very much money (and less than when the Short Sun books were hot) but its nice to get such tangible support.

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Friday, October 04, 2002

An excerpt of Wolfe's forthcoming Novel Knight is available on the web as a preview of the fall issue (39) of Conjunctions.

[update] The link has been repaired. The excerpt published in Conjunctions 39 is much longer than the web preview. There's also alot of great stuff in Conjunctions from Gaiman, O'Leary, Straub, Clute, Crowley, Mieville, and more.

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Gene Wolfe News and Rumors Logged by Paul Duggan


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We believe that we invent symbols. The truth is that they invent us; we are their creatures, shaped by their hard, defining edges. When soldiers take their oath they are given a coin, an asimi stamped with the profile of the Autarch. Their acceptance of that coin is their acceptance of the special duties and burdens of military life--they are soldiers from that moment, though they may know nothing of the management of arms. I did not know that then, but it is a profound mistake to believe that we must know of such things to be influenced by them, and in fact to believe so is to believe in the most debased and superstitious kind of magic. The would-be sorcerer alone has faith in the efficacy of pure knowledge; rational people know that things act of themselves or not at all.
The Shadow of the Torturer, Gene Wolfe.

New Collection

Soldier of Sidon
New Soldier Book!

Old Soldier book

The start

2nd Edition Reference

With Gaiman