Lupine Nuncio

Gene Wolfe News and Rumors Logged by Paul Duggan

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

SFScope reports that Gardner Dozois and George R.R. Martin have sold a Jack Vance tribute anthology, Songs of the Dying Earth to Tor Books. Publication is possibly in 2009. No mention of Wolfe being invited to write a story, or Gary Gygax for that matter.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I had some configuration problems with the atom syndication feed. I think they're fixed now, and you should be able to read the Lupine Nuncio here:

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John Jopseph Adams is the editor of a new collection of apocalyptic SF, entitled Wastelands, Stories of the Apocalypse. Gene Wolfe contributes the story "Mute", and contributors include Stephen King, Orson Scott Card, George R. R. Martin, Cory Doctorow, and others. John Joseph Adams hosts a site about the book, where you can read three of the stories in their entirety, and excerpts of others, including Wolfe's "Mute"
This story is about two children who return home, find an empty house, and are forced to grow up in a hurry. It first appeared in the program book for the 2002 World Horror Convention, where Wolfe was guest of honor.
The site was down recently but is back up this morning

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Friday, September 07, 2007

Madeleine L’Engle has died, the New York Times reports.
Madeleine L’Engle, who in writing more than 60 books, including childhood fables, religious meditations and science fiction, weaved emotional tapestries transcending genre and generation, died Thursday in Connecticut. She was 88.

Her death, of natural causes, was announced today by her publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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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.

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