History Creator / GeneWolfe

23rd Dec '17 6:40:01 PM dlchen145
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Gene Wolfe is an American science fiction and fantasy author, best known for his ''Literature/BookOfTheNewSun'' series. He has won the UsefulNotes/NebulaAward, Locus Award, and UsefulNotes/WorldFantasyAward multiple times each. He was the 2013 recipient of the UsefulNotes/DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward.[[note]]His response, in part: "If you keep this up I'll start thinking I'm a good writer."[[/note]]

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Gene Rodman Wolfe (born May 7, 1931) is an American science fiction and fantasy author, best known for his ''Literature/BookOfTheNewSun'' series. He has won the UsefulNotes/NebulaAward, Locus Award, and UsefulNotes/WorldFantasyAward multiple times each. He was the 2013 recipient of the UsefulNotes/DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward.[[note]]His response, in part: "If you keep this up I'll start thinking I'm a good writer."[[/note]]
19th Mar '17 3:09:18 PM SorPepita
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** [[UsefulNotes/HenryKissinger An American high official]] also shows up in ''There Are Doors''.
* RunningGag - Typhon [[spoiler: built up as the UltimateEvil in both the ''Literature/BookOfTheNewSun'' and ''Literature/BookOfTheLongSun'' before being offhandedly killed.]]

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** [[UsefulNotes/HenryKissinger An American high official]] official named Henry Kissinger also shows up in ''There Are Doors''.
* RunningGag - Typhon [[spoiler: built [[spoiler:built up as the UltimateEvil in both the ''Literature/BookOfTheNewSun'' and ''Literature/BookOfTheLongSun'' before being offhandedly killed.]]
14th Nov '16 8:26:33 PM DispensableHeifer
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* AuthorAppeal: Elliptical puns, unreliable narrators, labyrinths, and wolves
28th Jan '16 5:30:01 PM PaulA
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Gene Wolfe is an American science fiction and fantasy author, best known for his ''{{Book of the New Sun}}'' series. He has won the UsefulNotes/NebulaAward, Locus Award, and World Fantasy Award multiple times each. He has been announced as the 2013 recipient of the DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward.[[note]]His response, in part: "If you keep this up I'll start thinking Iím a good writer."[[/note]]

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Gene Wolfe is an American science fiction and fantasy author, best known for his ''{{Book of the New Sun}}'' ''Literature/BookOfTheNewSun'' series. He has won the UsefulNotes/NebulaAward, Locus Award, and World Fantasy Award UsefulNotes/WorldFantasyAward multiple times each. He has been announced as was the 2013 recipient of the DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward.UsefulNotes/DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward.[[note]]His response, in part: "If you keep this up I'll start thinking Iím I'm a good writer."[[/note]]
28th Jan '16 3:52:46 PM nombretomado
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Gene Wolfe is an American science fiction and fantasy author, best known for his ''{{Book of the New Sun}}'' series. He has won the NebulaAward, Locus Award, and World Fantasy Award multiple times each. He has been announced as the 2013 recipient of the DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward.[[note]]His response, in part: "If you keep this up I'll start thinking Iím a good writer."[[/note]]

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Gene Wolfe is an American science fiction and fantasy author, best known for his ''{{Book of the New Sun}}'' series. He has won the NebulaAward, UsefulNotes/NebulaAward, Locus Award, and World Fantasy Award multiple times each. He has been announced as the 2013 recipient of the DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward.[[note]]His response, in part: "If you keep this up I'll start thinking Iím a good writer."[[/note]]
18th Sep '14 8:16:52 AM HerringChoker
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* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Wolfe's narratives are completely in thrall to this trope. Regardless of how direly a situation threatens a protagonist, bullets are flying, cavalry is charging and the clock is counting down, there is always time to engage all the situation's participants in a polite and reasoned conversation guided by the protagonist. Regular interaction with the protagonist can pass on this super-power, as occurs with Horn and Maytera Mint.
21st Jun '14 9:04:20 AM Doc_Loki
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* GeniusBonus: Wolfe's "Book of Days" hid a story in the introduction - the last line of which is "The people who skip introductions missed it."
11th May '14 7:53:06 PM PaulA
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** [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill A famous British war correspondent]] is the primary opponent of the German salesman. And, in the final paragraph, we learn that his colleague, our narrator, is an American army officer named "[[DwightDEisenhower Dwight]]". (Which may count as a GeniusBonus for those readers who know him only as "Ike".)
** [[HenryKissinger An American high official]] also shows up in ''There Are Doors''

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** [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill A famous British war correspondent]] is the primary opponent of the German salesman. And, in the final paragraph, we learn that his colleague, our narrator, is an American army officer named "[[DwightDEisenhower "[[UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower Dwight]]". (Which may count as a GeniusBonus for those readers who know him only as "Ike".)
** [[HenryKissinger [[UsefulNotes/HenryKissinger An American high official]] also shows up in ''There Are Doors''Doors''.
10th May '14 8:07:24 AM LongLiveHumour
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** [[WinstonChurchill A famous British war correspondent]] is the primary opponent of the German salesman. And, in the final paragraph, we learn that his colleague, our narrator, is an American army officer named "[[DwightDEisenhower Dwight]]". (Which may count as a GeniusBonus for those readers who know him only as "Ike".)

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** [[WinstonChurchill [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill A famous British war correspondent]] is the primary opponent of the German salesman. And, in the final paragraph, we learn that his colleague, our narrator, is an American army officer named "[[DwightDEisenhower Dwight]]". (Which may count as a GeniusBonus for those readers who know him only as "Ike".)
27th Oct '13 7:56:07 PM PaulA
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* ChekhovsGunman: In "The Last Thrilling Wonder Story" the hero is supposed to meet aliens, but then the author changes his mind to spite the hero. Later it turn out aliens ''where'' involved: they've already departed by the start of the story, but left something ''important'' behind.

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* ChekhovsGunman: In "The Last Thrilling Wonder Story" the hero is supposed to meet aliens, but then the author changes his mind to spite the hero. Later it turn out aliens ''where'' ''were'' involved: they've already departed by the start of the story, but left something ''important'' behind.
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