The Most Beautiful Woman on the World


  • First publication
    • 1987 Disclave program book
  • Wolfe collection(s)


Three men in a shack tell stories of lost loves.


  • There does not seem to be any Egyptian god called Ansenef. The closest name is Arensnuphis, a minor lion-headed Nubian deity. This may tie in to the cat-like leaper.
  • The lord of the castle taking advice from the ghost of his father is a reference to Hamlet.
  • The setting seems to be a Mars terraforming mission. A rift and a connected valley have been filled with an Earth-like atmosphere and a colony has been established there. More changes are expected: "Do you think they'll ever really make it rain?"
  • Ending SPOILERS

Unresolved Questions

  • Was it A or was it B, or was it X or Z?

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