Gene Wolfe


Born
in New York, New York, The United States
May 07, 1931

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Gene Wolfe is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He is noted for his dense, allusive prose as well as the strong influence of his Catholic faith, to which he converted after marrying a Catholic. He is a prolific short story writer and a novelist, and has won many awards in the field.

The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award is given by SFWA for ‘lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy.’ Wolfe joins the Grand Master ranks alongside such legends as Connie Willis, Michael Moorcock, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Silverberg, Ursula K. LeGuin, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury and Joe Haldeman. The award will be presented at the 48th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend in San Jose, CA, May 16-19, 2013.

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“My definition of good literature is that which can be read by an educated reader, and reread with increased pleasure.”
Gene Wolfe

“All novels are fantasies. Some are more honest about it.”
Gene Wolfe

“People don't want other people to be people.”
Gene Wolfe, Shadow & Claw

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General Fantasy Poll for June/July 2010. We will read the winner in June and discuss it in July.

 
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