Sunday, November 18, 2007
Congratulations are in order. Author Gene Wolfe, of whom I wrote in the April issue of First Things, has won the World Fantasy Award for 2007 for Soldier of Sidon. The last time he won was in 1981 for Shadow of the Torturer, the first volume in his Book of the New Sun. Sidon is a masterpiece, in my opinion, in a cycle that I believe is destined to become his defining work.