Gene Wolfe

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(May 5, 1931 – April 14, 2019)

Gene Wolfe was an American fan and pro writer living near Chicago who is probably most famous for The Book of the New Sun. After getting out of the Army, he became an industrial engineer and edited the journal Plant Engineering before retiring to write full-time.

He was GoH at Aussiecon Two, the 1985 World Science Fiction Convention, and at AutoClave 1, the first fanzine convention, in 1976.

Wolfe was an active letterhack and contributor to fanzines, especially during the 1970s and '80s, as well as a regular congoer. He was a member of SFFNCS.

Profile in the Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Hugo nominations:

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

An appreciation of his life and work by Jon D. Swartz was published in the Summer Issue, 2019 (New Series #60) of Scientifiction: The First Fandom Report.


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Also involved: - Baycon '92 - Chambanacon 43 - Chambanacon 44 - Chambanacon 48 - DeepSouthCon 44 - Ditmar Awards - Energumen - Fantasy Review (Collins) - Lisa Snellings - Randy Brunk - Roger Elwood - Spanish Inquisition - Tropicon I - Twilight Tales - Yandro - Ziesing

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