Mighty One, We Have Lost Us Another

Engineer and SF author Gene Wolf has passed away at the age of 88. He designed the machine that makes Pringles. He also wrote extremely high-brow SF of a sort which apparently rewarded the intelligent, knowledgeable, widely-read reader adept at teasing double and triple meanings, sifting through scenes and unreliable narrators and chasing down reality through mere hints.

In other words, I didn’t read much of his stuff, and what I did read (The Fifth Head of Cerberus), probably went over my head at a very high velocity. But that’s on me.

Spare none of the rites. One of the highest has passed this day.

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