Episode 128: Live with Gene Wolfe!

This week we’re joined in the Gershwin Room by newly annointed SFWA Grand Master Gene Wolfe to discuss writing, his work, his new novel, and much more.  We had hoped to feature listener questions, and would like to sincerely thank everyone who sent questions in, but they ended up not quite fitting the format. We are sincerely grateful, however, to everyone who wanted to be involved.  As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast!


  1. Fernando says:

    Novels narrated by dead characters: one that comes to mind a novel by Brazilian author Machado de Assis, translated to English as The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas,

  2. Chris Dodson says:

    Kristine Kathryn Rusch must be the good-looking writer Gene mentions midway through the podcast. I seem to recall that she met her husband Dean Wesley Smith at a Taos, NM workshop.

  3. Gary Couzens says:

    Another novel, and one certainly published as mainstream, narrated by a dead person – The Lovely Bones, though Susie isn’t dead until the end of Chapter 1.

    You could also mention Sunset Boulevard, though that’s a film rather than a novel.

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  5. Peter says:

    Not a novel, but The Sixth Sense comes to mind. Good interview. I can never get enough of Gene Wolfe — what an inspiration.

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