Gene Wolfe News and Rumors Logged by Paul Duggan
Thursday, August 21, 2008Amazon is listing The Best of Gene Wolfe: A Definitive Retrospective of His Finest Short Fiction as a hardcover release from Tor books in March of 2009.
The Tor Spring catalog says
From a literary perspective, this will certainly be the best collection of the year in science fiction and fantasy. Gene Wolfe, of whom the Washington Post said, "Of all SF writers currently active none is held in higher esteem," has selected the short fiction he considers his finest into one volume. There are many award winners and many that have been selected for various Year's Best anthologies among the thirty-one stories, which include:"Petting Zoo," "The Tree Is My Hat," "The Island of Dr. Death and Other Stories," "The Hero as Werewolf," "Seven American Nights," "The Fifth Head of Cerberus," "The Detective of Dreams," and "A Cabin on the Coast."You can preorder it at the link.
Gene Wolfe has produced possibly the finest and most significant body of short fiction in the SF and fantasy field in the last fifty years, and is certainly among the greatest living writers to emerge from the genres.
This is the first retrospective collection of his entire career.
It is for the ages.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008The anthology of stories inspired by Jack Vance's Dying Earth series was mentioned a while back. The editors are George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.
It seems the Hardcover edition from Subterranean Press is up for pre-order on Amazon.com, with a December 10, 2008 release date (click the link). That release date may be somewhat optimistic.
The product page at Subterranean Press provides more details on the book, including cover art by Tom Kidd and interior art (by Charles Vess, I think)
My thanks to anyone who pre-orders it from Amazon, as your purchases help support the site.
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Friday, August 08, 2008Today I discovered the following:
Update: Like Hoof and Hide's comprehensive gallery of Wolfe covers. Very nice. I like the Japanese one for Island of Doctor Death.
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Monday, August 04, 2008Clarkesworld Magazine published an Interview with Gene Wolfe by Jeremy L. C. Jones. Lots of comment on writing, revision, and the teaching of writing.
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