The Computer Iterates the Greater Trumps

By Gene Wolfe


[Editor's note: Many thanks to Gene Wolfe for giving us permission to reprint his work for a limited time in conjunction with Greg Beatty's "Reading the Rhysling." That time, unfortunately, has elapsed. You may find this poem in The Alchemy of Stars.]

Gene Wolfe has won numerous awards for his prose, including two Nebula Awards and two World Fantasy Awards. He won the 1978 Long Poem Rhysling Award for "The Computer Iterates the Greater Trumps," which, along with all other Rhysling winners from 1978 through 2004, can be found in The Alchemy of Stars.