• First publication
    • Continuum 5, ed. Roger Elwood, 1974
  • Wolfe collection(s)

Wolfe's comments from the Introduction to Endangered Species

There was no comment about this story in the introduction.


The evil wizard Eric gains control of the demon Thag and takes over a kingdom. Henry Nailer and his associates intervene, but decide Thag will do less harm to the multiverse if he is left under the control of Eric.


  • The stories The Dark of the June, The Death of Hyle, From the Notebook of Dr. Stein, and Thag form a series with characters in common, including Henry Nailer.
  • 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

  • Was it A or was it B, or was it X or Z?
  • Was it he or was it she, or was it you or me?
  • Who dunnit?
  • Did the Star Child really start WWIII at the end of 2001?

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