(urth) Gary K Wolfe & Jonathan Strahan on Wolfe
David.Duffy at qimr.edu.au
Tue Jan 17 04:11:25 PST 2012
The other Wolfe on the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame event, and Strahan
on BotNS, _The Map_, _A Cabin on the Coast_.
Strahan discusses the fact that BotNS was not Hugo nominated, compared to
other awards it picked up (more popular with other authors than SF fans).
Strahan didn't finished BotNS ;), though he has read Long. He thinks the
short stories more accessible. GKW thinks _Wizard Knight_ a more start
for beginners at "how to read Gene Wolfe". Comments Wolfe writing has
been compared to origami.
Gary K Wolfe also recorded an interview with Wolfe for the Chicago public
libraries system around the time. He also cited a spoiler warning at a
convention (they are about to talk about _Moby Dick_).
Strahan mentions _Shields of Mars_, introducing the idea that Wolfe can be
read pleasurably without plumbing the depths. He doesn't think there are
any depths to that story. GKW then compares hermeneutics of Wolfe as
studying chess, and the Sun series to _Ulysses_.
They will discuss Wolfe in subsequent podcasts.
CHeers, David Duffy.
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