Gene Wolfe

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(May 5, 1931 — April 14, 2019)

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 Guest of Honor at Aussiecon Two, the 1985 World Science Fiction Convention, and at AutoClave 1, the first fanzine convention, in 1976.

Wolfe has been an active letterhack and contributor to fanzines, especially during the 1970s and '80s.

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Awards, Honors and GoHships:

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

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