It [sic] the late 21st century, humanity has evolved into a master race with some people left behind. Those sorry, savage people have nothing to eat and so they went cannibalic. Protagonist Paul is on the hunt for a pair of masters when he meets a father with his nearly bestial but beautiful daughter.
Why is "werwolf" spelled in this way rather than the more standard "werewolf"? Is it just a way to make Wolfe's title more distinctive and memorable compared with other wer[e]wolf literature, or is there some deeper purpose to it? Wolfe is a writer who makes deliberate choices for often very subtle or hidden reasons, so I'm not dismissing it too easily as a gimmick. For what it's worth, the Old English root of werewolf was werwulf, so this could be an older form of the word?