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General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Science_Fiction

Born: 1931 in Brooklyn, New York

Illinois Connection

Gene Wolfe lived in Barrington and now lives in Peoria.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gene fought in the Korean War and later graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Medical Engineering. He was editor for the periodical Plant Engineering, retiring to write full-time in 1984. He is a prolific short story writer and a novelist. Wolfe's works have won a variety of awards, and he is considered one of the premier writers in the genre over the past fifty years. In 2007, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''The Death of Doctor Island'' -- *Nebula Award,


-- ''Soldier of Sidon'' -- *World Fantasy Award,


-- """Other Awards and Honors"""

-- *First recipient of Fuller Award for Lifetime Achievement, Chicago Literary Hall of Fame