March 24, 2014
I RAN ACROSS THIS INTERESTING PIECE ON GENE WOLFE’S SCIENCE FICTION. Some years ago, in a conversation with Janet Halley, I talked about using The Shadow of the Torturer as a metaphor for legal education, as there are some aspects of Severian’s training that remind me of legal education, particularly the self-serving professional ethics involved. I never got around to writing that piece.
But here’s something I didn’t know: “While working for Procter and Gamble, Wolfe helped design the machine that makes the well-known Pringles potato chip.”