CENE WOLFE was born in New York
Cityl and largely2 raised in
Houston. Went to Texas A&m3,
dropped out, and was drafted. Got
the Combat Infantry Badge during the
Korean War^. Got a degree in
mechanical engineering from the
University of tfouston thanks to the
G.I. Bill. Now a senior editor^ on
Plant Engineering, a technical
Married Rosemary Dietsch, the
girl next door7; four childrenS.
Best known as a science
fiction^ writer. Long associated
with Damon Knight's Orbit series.
Has sold stories to Amazing, Analog,
F&SF, The New Yorker, Omni, and
"The Death of Doctor Island won
a Nebula; it first appeared in Terry
Carr1 si0 Universe. Peace won the
Chicago Foundation for Literature's
Award. "In Looking-Glass Castle"
was given an Illinois Arts Council
Award11. The Shadow of the Torturer
got the World Fantasy Award and the
British Science Fiction Award. The
Claw of the Conciliator won a
Member: SFWA, Author's Guild,
World SF, P.E.N.
Two collections of short
stories published13. They are The
Island of Doctor Death and Other
Stories and Other Stories and Gene
Wolfe"s Book of Days1^.
Currently at work on The Urth
of the New Sun and Free Live Free.
Findable by writing Virginia
Kidd/Literary Agent/Box 278/Milford,
PA 18337 USA15.
1Mr. Wolfe's parents were
living in New Jersey at the time,
this has never been satisfactorily
2To six feet, which is not
actually large in Texas.
*Awful & Maniacal.
4sometimes called Viet Nam with
snow, but actually more like World
War I redesigned by Milton Caniff.
Mr. Wolfe wishes tot state that like
E. Hemingway he once rode in an
ambulance, and up front with the
driver, too, So it was going to
Yongdungp'o. So what?
^In charge of footnotes.
"Not just technically a
magazine; a real magazine with
persnickety subscribers all over.
'In Peoria, Illinois. Mr.
Wolfe moved away when he was four.
Mrs. Wolfe stayed; the Wolfes now
live in guess which state?
Mr. Wolfe resents remarks
about bad Genes.
17 Or fantasy writer, or science
fantasy writer, or speculative
faction writer — take your choice.
iOon the other hand, Mr. Carr
did not like "The Last Thrilling
Wonder Story." Picky, picky.
11Mr. Wolfe wishes to state
that he nearly threw away the
notification, thinking it was junk
mail. It just goes to show you.
12Mr. Wolfe has never received
a Hugo. Can nothing be done about
1:JMr. Wolfe still has scads of
uncollected stories. No reasonable
offer will be rejected without due
14Not as bad as it sounds.
i^Mr. Wolfe detests telephone
calls, which tend to interrupt more
vital activities, such as sleep.
Unless he makes them himself.
improperly speaking, notes
should be F-A-C-E. Or perhaps F-0-
0-T. It's probably too late now.
FREDERIK POHL has been in the
forefront of science fiction
since the days of the
Futurians, the famous fan club that
spawned many of science fiction's
"Golden Age" writers. As editor
(Super Science Stories, Galaxy, If),
as agent for many of the top stars
in the field, as collaborator (with
C. M. Kornbluth on such classics as
The Space Merchants and more recently with Jack Williamson), as
statesman (president of SFWA and
World SF), as cultural emissary for
the State Department to Europe and
Asia, and of course as author of
numerous classic novels of science
fiction, including the award-winning
Man Plus, Gateway, JEM, Beyond the
Blue Event Horizon, and The Cool
Pohl is also known as a film
critic (Science Fiction: Studies in
Film) and historian of the field
(The Way The Future Was); he has won
many Hugo and Nebula Awards both for
his fiction and his editing. He has
also served actively in the Science
Fiction Research Association, the
American Astronautical Society, the
British Interplanetary Society, the
New York Acadedmy of Sciences, and
A globe-trotter in the cause,
Pohl has visited Japanl China, Russia, and most of the countries of
Europe, giving lectures and seminars. He is a regular as guest of
honor at science fiction conventions. A prolific writer, he composed a story while sunbathing at
the Conference on the Fantastic last
year, read it a few hours later to
enthusiastic conferees, and published it shortly thereafter. This
is his third appearance as a special
Guest of the Conference.