Interview: Gary K. Wolfe

Cheryl Morgan talks to critic Gary K. Wolfe at the London home of fellow critic, John Clute. A certain amount of red wine is involved.

Interview with Gary K. Wolfe from Cheryl Morgan on Vimeo.

Some of the things discussed in the interview are:

  • The Sarah Waters books is The Little Stranger [Purchase]
  • Edison’s Conquest of Mars by Garret P. Serviss [Purchase]
  • The Space 1899 role-playing game
  • Gary’s book of essays on criticism, Evaporating Genres [Purchase]
  • Gary’s latest collection of reviews, Bearings [Purchase]

About the Interviewee

Gary K. Wolfe

Gary K. Wolfe, Professor of Humanities and English at Roosevelt University and contributing editor for Locus magazine, is the author of critical studies The Known and the Unknown: The Iconography of Science Fiction; David Lindsay; Critical Terms for Science Fiction and Fantasy; and Harlan Ellison: The Edge of Forever (with Ellen R. Weil). His Soundings: Reviews 1992-1996 received the British Science Fiction Association Award for nonfiction, and was nominated for a Hugo Award. Wolfe has received the Eaton Award, the Pilgrim Award from the Science Fiction Research Association, the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, and a World Fantasy Award for reviews and criticism. A second reviews collection, Bearings, appeared in 2010, and a collection of essays, Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature, has just been published.



  • Space 1889 is a fantastic game.

    Ostensibly an Edwardian SF adventure game, its core is a satire on the British experience in India as it features a bunch of European powers squabbling for control of a planet that is inhabited by a culture much older and much more civilised than any of theirs.