Gene Wolfe

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Gene Wolfe (born May 7, 1931, died April 14, 2019) was an American author who primarily wrote fantasy fiction.

Wolfe corresponded with J.R.R. Tolkien in the 1960s (see Letter 290a).[1]

Bibliography, selected


  • 1967: Orbit 2: The Best New Science Fiction of the Year (ed. Damon Knight)
    • "Trip, Trap" [pp. 110-44; a short story in which Wolfe uses the word Warg][2]
  • 1974: Vector, Spring (no. 67/68)
    • "The Tolkien Toll-Free Fifties Freeway to Mordor and Points Beyond Hurray!"
  • 2001: Interzone, issue 174, December
    • "The Best Introduction to the Mountains"

External links


  1. Gene Wolfe, "The Best Introduction to the Mountains", in Interzone, issue 174, December 2001; see also Douglas A. Anderson, The Annotated Hobbit: Revised and Expanded Edition, pp. 146-7, note 9
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, John D. Rateliff (ed.), The History of The Hobbit, Mr. Baggins, p. 225, note 7