Professor Gary Wolfe Wins Locus Award, Up for Hugo

Professor Gary K. Wolfe

This past weekend, Professor Gary Wolfe won a Locus Award in the nonfiction category. Wolfe won for his book, Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature, Published by Wesleyan, the book discusses  science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and how the boundaries between these genres merge and eventually “evaporate” as they create new forms. Peter Straub, author of A Dark Matter, says this: “Profoundly knowledgeable about science fiction and fantasy fiction, the award-winning critic Gary K. Wolfe possesses both the wisdom and generosity of spirit necessary to consider these genres within the context of the wider literary culture; by doing so he miraculously illuminates them from within.”

Additionally, Wolfe has been nominated again for a Hugo Award for Best Fancast–for the Coode Street Podcast which he does with Jonathan Strahan. The winners will be announced at Chicon 7  in Chicago, August 30-September 3, 2012.

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