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Gene Wolfe News and Rumors Logged by Paul Duggan

Sunday, February 22, 2004

MICHAEL ANDRE-DRIUSSI is auctioning off a new chapbook he printed of a rare Wolfe short story called A Tale of Mandrakes
I published a chapbook version of Gene Wolfe's phantom title short story, "Talk of Mandrakes," and I'm auctioning off the 90 copies exclusively on eBay, splitting the profits with Gene Wolfe.

The Locus review of this chapbook: "Wolfe at his most direct, a taut, chilling tale...its mystical resonances are perhaps too dangerous to pursue. A Gothic gem, rescued from limbo" (Gevers, Feb 2004).
Ebay link to the auction

The story is a phantom story because it was mentioned as forthcoming by mistake. So Wolfe decided to finally write it. He's done that before with "Castle of the Otter".

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Infinity Plus had New Wolfe back in December

Some Wolfe items at Infinity Plus.

The Arimaspian Legacy short story, previosuly available only through Cheap Street

An interview by Nick Gevers and Michael Anre-Driussi.

(I'm still sitting on my interview from World Fantasy last year. I need to cajole my wife into helping me do a tranascript. Sorry.) [tip of the hat to M A-D]

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Some minor updates to the main Wolfe page and my Amazon.com Wolfe books page

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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.


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