Tor.com Announces New Wolfe Short Fiction Collection

It’s been a long while since I’ve updated this site. With the community growing and resources like reddit and twitter out there it seems frivolous to add to the noise. I prefer my information more concentrated, I suppose. Still, seeing that a new collection of Wolfe’s short stories is on the way I felt compelled to echo the announcement here. According to Wolfe’ final editor, Claire Eddy, many of these stories have been previously unavailable or difficult to attain. So, it’s likely stuff I’ve never read from him, which is worth posting about!

Eddy, describes the new collection as a look into Wolfe’s “inner playground.” Which has me excited to find out where this book will take my mind adventuring. A fairly large portion of my Gene Wolfe library are short story collections. Some of which contain the same stories. So, like a proper Wolfe fan I’m more than ready to sink my teeth into more. I honestly, didn’t realize there could be much more out there, but even from beyond Wolfe still surprises his fans.

Check out the article HERE.

Gene Wolfe Reread at Tor.com

Fabio Fernandes is doing a reread of Gene Wolfe’s work in chronological order starting with The Fifth Head of Cerberus over on Tor.com’s blogHe plans to touch on other works related to Wolfe’s books like the Lexicon Urthus by Michael Andre-Driussi during his write-ups as well. I imagine it’ll be a long-spanning but insightful series of posts and worth keeping up with.

Matthew Keely on Gene Wolfe

In the first of what appears to be a series of posts on Gene Wolfe, Matthew Keely writes about approaching the author’s work and the author himself for the first time. Matthew gives us an interesting and personal perspective on Wolfe and I look forward to the next installment of this series over at Tor.com

Read the post here.

Shadow & Claw as Free eBook For March

Tor.com started a  book club a while back that gives out a free ebook at the beginning of every month. This month’s free ebook happens to be “Shadow & Claw” and, after signing up via email, is available in both mobi and epub formats. The offer is good until March 13th. Please be advised that signing up for Tor.com’s book club does indeed sign you up for their newsletter. All things considered, Tor does push some pretty nice content out and I’ve never personally felt they were spammy. Biased maybe, but not spammy.

Here is the link to all the details:

http://www.tor.com/2017/03/07/gene-wolfes-shadow-claw-is-the-tor-com-ebook-club-pick-for-march/

Happy Birthday Gene Wolfe!

I’m a couple days late mentioning it this year but Gene Wolfe celebrated his 85th birthday on Saturday, May 7th. So a very happy birthday to Mr. Wolfe!

Mordicai Knode wrote up something wonderful about him over on Tor.com in honor of his 85th year of life.

Gene Wolfe’s Peace Will Leave You Anything But Peaceful

“If that sentence is enough to convince you, stop reading now and go pick it up. You’ll be richly rewarded. If not, let me say this: Peace is a novel that will sneak up behind you and scare the bejeesus out of you. Not as a shocker or a slasher, but as a creeper. It falls on you like a shadow, it crawls up your skin like goose bumps. It is the slow dread of dawning comprehension. Peace will spook you because you’ll be the one figuring it out. Like Pinhead’s puzzlebox, once you read Peace you’ll find yourself drawn back to it, fiddling with it, reflecting on what you read until it all clicks into place and you understand.”

A wonderful write up by Mordicai Knode on Tor.com, on one of Gene Wolfe’s less talked about novels.  Visit the link for the complete post.