Of Soil and Climate


  • First publication
    • Realms of Fantasy, December 2003
Realms of Fantasy Cover Dec. 2003
Realms of Fantasy, Dec. 2003

Wolfe's comments from the Introduction to Starwater Strains

"Of Soil and Climate" first appeared in Realms of Fantasy, as did "Calamity Warps" and "Rattler." If you enjoy these three stories, you may join me in thanking the editor, Shawna McCarthy.


Tuck, an imprisoned pyschiatrist, is drawn into a world of fantasy adventure with tree spirits and a princess in distress.


  • Sources of quotes
  • Meanings of names
  • References to other works
  • Theories about what happens under the surface, what the narrator isn't telling us, who the narrator is and when and why s/he is telling the story, what the whole thing "means," etc.
    If there are multiple or competing theories, each one should be given a name with a three-bang (!!!) header; if the page begins to get out-of-hand from the size of these, as could happen in a few cases, they should be shuffled off to their own page(s).
  • Etc.

Unresolved Questions

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