King Rat


  • First publication
    • Gateways: Original New Stories Inspired by Frederik Pohl, 2010.


Elizabeth Hull: "I was delighted to realize that Gene Wolfe wrote that kind of singularity story, set in a world in an unspecified time—presumably our future—when humans had changed so much that their very nature has to be explained, or in Gene’s case, demonstrated by his first-person narrator."


This article provides a good summary and an analysis of the abuse of women in this story and other Wolfe works.