So 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!
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!
I admit it took me a long time to get interested in Reddit but once I did I went looking for the Gene Wolfe community thread. It’s not huge (for a Reddit thread) but it is a great place to connect with fellow fans. I wanted to post something about it here just for anyone who might not have come across it yet.
I added some new covers to the Gene Wolfe cover gallery recently. Among them are some really fantastic Finnish covers. I wish I had the ability to collect these beautiful editions.
|The Sword of the Lictor by Gene Wolfe
Amazon.com now has some correlating cover art with the upcoming Wolfe novel, “A Borrowed Man.” I’ve added it to the cover art Flickr gallery. Looks intriguing.
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.
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.