Gary K. Wolfe
Gary Kent Wolfe is a SF editor and critic. He is Professor of Humanities in the Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies at Roosevelt University.
Wolfe was born in Sedalia, Missouri. He moved to Carrollton, Missouri, at age 12, and to Springfield, at 14, where he finished high school. He began attending Southwest Missouri State College (now University), transferred to the University of Kansas, where he earned a B.A. in English in 1968, and worked for his honors thesis under Professor James Gunn. From there, he transferred to the University of Chicago, where he earned a Ph.D. in English (1971)
He was married to Ellen Weil, a teacher, in 1996. They were married until her death in 2000. Before her death they collaborated on a book about author Harlan Ellison, and often attended the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, in Florida.
Among his books are Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature (2010) and three volumes of collected Locus reviews published by Beccon Publications - Soundings: Reviews 1992-1996 (2005); Bearings: Reviews 1997-2001 (2010) and Sightings: Reviews 2002-2006 (2011).
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1979 -- Eaton Award
- 1987 -- Pilgrim Award for Lifetime Achievement
- 1989 -- Con*Stellation VIII
- 2005 -- British SF Association Award for nonfiction
- 2006 -- Best Related Book Hugo (nomination)
- 2011 -- Best Related Work Hugo (nomination)
- 2012 -- World Fantasy Convention 2012, Best Fancast Hugo (nomination)
- 2013 -- Best Fancast Hugo (nomination)
- 2015 -- Readercon 26
- Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts.
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