• First publication
    • Realms of Fantasy, 2004, co-written with Brian Hopkins
  • Wolfe collection(s)

Wolfe's comments from the Introduction to Starwater Strains

"Rattler is a collaboration with Brian Hopkins. Brian wrote El Dio de los Muertos and edited 13 Horrors, and has written and edited a lot of other things. He is from Oklahoma, though. I like him, and I don't mind that Oklahoma people are smarter than Texas people like me; but they don't have to keep talking and talking about it the way they do. That was why I started listening hard when he said he was going to get himself a new truck with a manual transmission, because he couldn't abide a pickup that was smarter than he was. We got to talking about trainability, guide trucks for the visually impaired, and so forth. It went on from there."


A story about the training of dogs and trucks.


  • 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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