The Computer Iterates the Greater Trumps


  • First publication
    • Speculative Poetry Review #2, 1977
  • Wolfe collection(s)
  • Awards
    • 1978 Rhysling Award


A computer lists the Greater Trumps of the Tarot deck.


  • The Fool (card 0) gets a divide-by-zero error and the program crashes. There is something infinite about it.
  • In The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams, The Fool is a symbol of God. Williams was one of the Inklings, a group of writers including C.S. Lewis and J.R. Tolkein. He included Christian themes in urban fantasy stories.