Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer Gene Wolfe

Remembering Science Fiction Author Gene Wolfe, on his Birthday this week, (May 7, 1931 – April 14, 2019).

Remembering Science Fiction Author Gene Wolfe, on his Birthday this week, (May 7, 1931 – April 14, 2019). Wolfe was "a science fiction and fantasy writer, known for his dense, allusive prose as well as the strong influence of his Catholic faith. He was a prolific short-story writer and novelist and won many science fiction and fantasy literary awards."-wikipedia

In his 40 year career, Gene Wolfe authored over two dozen novels and hundreds of shorter stories. He was best known for the multi-part series The Book of the New Sun, The Book of the Long Sun, and The Book of the Short Sun, The "Solar Cycle". In 1998, Locus magazine ranked "The Book of the New Sun, the third-best fantasy novel published before 1990. He was also known for the acclaimed duology, The Wizard Knight. Over his storied career, he won the Nebula Award, the John W. Campbell Award, the World Fantasy Award, the British Science Fiction Award, the Locus Reader’s Poll, the Rhysling (for poetry), and many others. In 1996, he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Fantasy Convention, and in 2007 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame."-fantastic fiction

A number of years ago I set up my portable portrait studio at Science fiction convention in Anaheim, and Gene was one of the 15 or so portraits that I made that day, here's that shot.

You can see more of our various convention "Pop-up studio" portraits on our website here, there is some fun stuff be sure to have a look:

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