In Other News…

DonutFactorySo I rarely post anything here that isn’t Gene Wolfe related but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to post a shameless little plug for a fledgling press that I’ve recently had a piece of flash fiction published in. If you’re into supporting the smaller magazines out there that promote new writers then it’s a worthy purchase. Almost a hundred pages of nothing but flash fiction and poetry.

It’s called Donut Factory Press and it’s available on Amazon. They are also looking for submissions for their summer issue and you can check out their website if you’re interested in submitting your own work. Thanks for checking it out!

Short Story or Novel

I’m currently reading Gene Wolfe’s “Castle of Days” and came across this quote about the difference between an idea for a short story and one for a novel.

“If what interests you most is what’s going to happen, that’s a short story. If it’s the people or the scene, that’s a novel.”

This is one of those neatly packaged clarifications that really help me sort out my own ideas. Thank you, Gene!

Gene Wolfe – A New Yoker Page Turner

The New Yorker’s Page Turner section is hosting great little write up on Gene Wolfe by Peter Bebergal suitably entitled, Sci-Fi’s Difficult Genius. It’s the first time that I’ve seen someone really question why such a skillful author has dodged the current pop-culture craze for fantasy and science fiction. Something I’ve also always wondered. It was a great read and I always love seeing Wolfe brought into the spotlight by major news publications and talented writers.

http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/sci-fis-difficult-genius

Next Gene Wolfe Book Out In October 2015

I’ve been quite out of the loop lately and just saw on Ultan’s Library that the next Gene Wolfe book, A Borrowed Man, has been listed on Amazon with a release date of October 20th, 2015. According to a recent interview with Robert K. Elder of the Chicago Tribune he’s also already started writing the book’s sequel.

A Borrowed Man on Amazon
A Conversation With Gene Wolfe on Chicago Tribune

The interview gives mention that he’s still open to returning to the Urth Cycle universe. As I finish up my 3rd read of the Books of The New Sun, that’s something I would definitely appreciate seeing. His world building is nothing short of incredible.