Gene Wolfe News and Rumors Logged by Paul Duggan
Thursday, October 26, 2006From Wired magazine: Very Short SF Stories, in keeping with Hemingway's "For sale: baby shoes, never worn".
What, Wolfe wasn't asked to write a 6 word story?
Feel free to leave six word stories as if written by Wolfe in the comments. A no-prize to the best one!
It reminds me of Larry Niven's 'Shortest SF story'
There are some things man was not meant to know.But I really like Alan Moore's story
Machine. Unexpectedly, I've invented a time
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Monday, October 16, 2006The Death of Doctor Island is a film from 2003 based on the short story that is almost complete.
Not sure when the release is planned.
In an interview from SF Weekly #253 Wolfe is asked:
How does that make you feel when you write something you think is special and it gets ignored for the most part?Death of Doctor Island is not that story, though...
Wolfe: If it's a short story you expect it. Writing short stories is like ... I think I'm borrowing this from Ray Lafferty, tossing rose petals into the Grand Canyon and then listening for the thud when they hit bottom. You learn to expect that. Once in a rare while, somebody writes you 20 years later and says, "Oh, you know that wonderful story that you wrote," either "I have just discovered it and I think it's tremendous," or "I read it 20 years ago and it has stayed with me ever since," or something like that. Then you feel very, very good, but you don't expect that stuff to happen. You know that it generally won't happen. I wrote a little story called "The Death of the Island Doctor," which I like a lot, and nobody has paid the least attention to it ever.
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