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urth urth is the list archive for everything else of Gene's, including The Fifth Head of Cerberus. As far as I'm concerned, it's the place to discuss Wolfe and much of CAVE CANEM first appeared there.

(Special thanks to Ranjit Bhatnagar for his long-term and generous hosting of the urth site.)

Ultan's Library is a new scholarly webzine devoted to the study of Gene Wolfe. Edited by Jonathan Laidlow and Nigel Price, it contains a number of reviews and essays, as well as a secondary bibliography of critical material on Gene Wolfe. I have a review of Fifth Head there, plus a response to Peter Wright's essay about Victor Trenchard.

Paul Duggan's Gene Wolfe Page  Paul's page has a nice long interview of Gene Wolfe conducted by James Jordan, plus a partial bibliography, in addition to several links to other Wolfe pages.

Notice how many times Michael Andre-Driussi's name turns up in these pages? Besides his invaluable help and support, Michael has available a chapbook edition of the Cave Canem concordance for those of you interested in a hardcopy version. Entitled Cicerone Sinister , it contains a slightly different version of the concordance, plus several features not available at Cave Canem, including an outline+reconstruction of John V. Marsch's journal, maps, and an essay which attempts to identify the star around which Sainte Anne and Sainte Croix orbit. Price: $5.00. For more information e-mail Michael at or check out his webpage at

Interested in reading any of my other essays about Gene Wolfe? My essay on Peace, entitled "The Devil His Due: Gene Wolfe's Peace" can be found at the siriusfiction site.

Another on-line essay, "Swimming with Undines: Sex and Metamorphosis in Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun" can be found at the new Internet Review of Science Fiction site. (It's in the No. 1, Vol. 1, January 2004 issue.)

Six other essays have appeared in" The New York Review of Science Fiction, edited and published by Gene Wolfe's long-time editor, David Hartwell. Back issues are $3.50 each, but if you subscribe, you can pick up any single back issue for a mere $2.00. Title and issue numbers follow:

Issue 128 (April 1999) "Catherine and Beyond: A Search for Maternal Roots in Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun."

Issue 131 (July 1999) "Thinking about the Mandragora in Wolfe's Citadel."

Issue 138 (Feb 2000) "Masks of the Father: Paternity in Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun."

Issue 155 (July 2001) "Wolves in the Fold: Lupine Shadows in the Works of Gene Wolfe."

Issue 158 (October 2001) "Khaibits and Other Shadows: Looking for Severa in The Book of the New Sun."

Issue 168 (August 2002) "Queen of Shadows: Unveiling Aubrey Veil in Gene Wolfe's The Fifth Head of Cerberus."

I also wrote the entry for Gene Wolfe in Supernatural Fiction Writers (Scribner's, 2003), edited by Richard Bleiler.

And last but not least, watch for my soon-to-be-published (tentatively July 2004) Solar Labyrinth: Exploring Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun, my in-depth examination (73,000 words) of Wolfe's epic masterpiece. (Details and links posted when available.)

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