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  • Gene Wolfe

    Just wanted to know if any of you have read Wolfe and your opinions of his work.




    OK here's one of those quotes that seem to follow people's posts - for some reason ;-)...


    Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
    Napoleon Bonaparte
    When they had advanced together to meet on common
    ground, then there was the clash of shields, of spears
    and the fury of men cased in bronze; bossed shields met
    each other and the din rose loud. Then there were
    mingled the groaning and the crowing of men killed and
    killing, and the ground ran with blood.

    Homer, The Illiad

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    I've said elsewhere that I admire Gene Wolf's work. I was privileged to publish his first story in New Worlds in, I think, 1967!

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    • #3
      Ha!

      :D

      Well, no wonder I like his stuff!

      By the way. I started reading Weird of the White Wolf in 3rd grade (I know, maybe too young) and have never stopped - 36 now. Thank you for inspiring me to read.

      Love the site. It is nice to be able to communicate with someone who I've admired for so long.
      When they had advanced together to meet on common
      ground, then there was the clash of shields, of spears
      and the fury of men cased in bronze; bossed shields met
      each other and the din rose loud. Then there were
      mingled the groaning and the crowing of men killed and
      killing, and the ground ran with blood.

      Homer, The Illiad

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      • #4
        Wolfe

        I knew Mike liked Wolfe's stuff. But it's cool that someone else brought it up. I absolutely love the Urth series. And to anyone out there that likes a little dark fiction (it's not extremely dark... just a little gothicesque) I highly suggest "Shadow & Claw" and "Sword & Citadel" by Gene Wolfe. Both (actually a series of 4 combined into 2 books) are fantastic.

        Thanos

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Michael Moorcock
          I've said elsewhere that I admire Gene Wolf's work. I was privileged to publish his first story in New Worlds in, I think, 1967!
          Thank you for doing that.

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          • #6
            Gene's Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete

            His Soldier of the Mist series is great too. He really brings hellenic Greece to life. Gene really seems to do his homework. The kool thing is that the charcters talk about historic Greek places/people in their own terms/slang.

            I won't reveal any more. Just read them. They are really great.
            When they had advanced together to meet on common
            ground, then there was the clash of shields, of spears
            and the fury of men cased in bronze; bossed shields met
            each other and the din rose loud. Then there were
            mingled the groaning and the crowing of men killed and
            killing, and the ground ran with blood.

            Homer, The Illiad

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            • #7
              Capricon in Chicago

              Gene Wolfe is doing a reading and panels at 'Capricon' in Chicago this weekend.

              www.capricon.org

              cosmicdolphin :D

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              • #8
                Wolfe on the LOTR

                Wolfe wrote an essay on what the Lord of the Rings meant to him. It is very interesting. I will post it in the LOTR thread as well.

                http://home.clara.net/andywrobertson...mountains.html


                I said this in the LOTR thread and I wish to say it here:

                By the way, I don't mean to take up MM's bandwith with Gene Wolfe. I have the utmost respect for Mr. Moorcock. He mentioned that he had the pleasure of publishing his first work. And it was MM that got me so interested in reading that I have never stopped.

                For that I will always be grateful.
                When they had advanced together to meet on common
                ground, then there was the clash of shields, of spears
                and the fury of men cased in bronze; bossed shields met
                each other and the din rose loud. Then there were
                mingled the groaning and the crowing of men killed and
                killing, and the ground ran with blood.

                Homer, The Illiad

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