Search Results: "Gene Wolfe"


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PANDORA BY HOLLY HOLLANDER by Gene Wolfe
Released: Dec. 19, 1990

Fairly straightforward murder mystery from gifted fantasist Wolfe (most recently Castleview, p. 230). Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD by Gene Wolfe
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 2004

"Mordant, thrilling, all tangled up in heavy knots of double-crossing and magic."
The grand conclusion to a fantasy two-parter about a knight with the soul of a teenaged boy. Read full book review >

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STRANGE TRAVELERS by Gene Wolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Painstaking and precise, though often wrought without recourse to ordinary logic: for readers who enjoy oblique, magisterial puzzles that don't necessarily have solutions."
Fifteen stories, 1990—97, all more or less unclassifiable, gathered under an eminently appropriate title: Wolfe's first collection since Endangered Species (1989). Read full book review >

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AN EVIL GUEST by Gene Wolfe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Pleasantly and improbably weird, in typical deadpan Wolfe fashion."
Fantasy/science fiction/gumshoe noir from the versatile author of Soldier of Sidon (2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE LAND ACROSS by Gene Wolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"Sheer enjoyment."
From the accomplished author of Home Fires (2011, etc.), a new fantasy that seamlessly blends mystery, travelogue, authoritarianism and the supernatural. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"An ideal introduction to Wolfe's short fiction."
A major retrospective from this writer's writer, comprising 31 tales, 1970-1999, ranging from a few pages to novella length, selected by the author (with one exception, included at his agents' behest) and arranged chronologically. Read full book review >

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CALDÉ OF THE LONG SUN by Gene Wolfe
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Readers who have already been on The Whorl for the first two books of the series will plunge happily into this installment."
The resumption of the far-future Book of the Long Sun series starring Patera Silk in the city of Viron aboard the giant spaceship The Whorl. Read full book review >

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HOME FIRES by Gene Wolfe
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A somber, almost brooding tone permeates this compelling work from one of the genre's grandmasters."
Complex, enigmatic science fiction about war and the damage it inflicts, both visible and invisible, from the celebrated author. Read full book review >

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ON BLUE'S WATERS by Gene Wolfe
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 1999

"You don't have to be acquainted with the Long Sun tetralogy, but it helps considerably, and though Wolfe's teasing list of 'Proper Names in the Text' is of small benefit to newcomers, fans of the previous should not be disappointed."
First of a new trilogy and sequel to Wolfe's heavyweight Book of the Long Sun tetralogy (culminating in Exodus from the Long Sun, 1996). Read full book review >

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STOREYS FROM THE OLD HOTEL by Gene Wolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"This edition should bring the many excellent pieces the wider attention and approbation they deserve."
A fine collection—originally published in 1988 by a small British press in a limited edition, and winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection of that year—showcases the wide range of Wolfe's weird and wonderful talent. Read full book review >

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NIGHTSIDE THE LONG SUN by Gene Wolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"The clever plotting, solid characters, and intriguing backdrop work splendidly in close- up, but their larger significance remains annoyingly unexplained, indeed barely even intimated."
The first installment in another multivolume, far-future saga (like Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun tetralogy, 1980-87), set inside...well, something—a supercolossal spaceship? a ringworld? a Dyson sphere?—that has its own sun, seasons, and a land surface that curves up in the distance to form the sky; until recently, this world's numerous ruling gods communicated with humans via ``Sacred Windows'' from their remote Mainframe home. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"And readers will learn somewhat more about the mysterious, intriguing backdrop—huge spaceship, gods, computers, robots, and what-all—but not enough to decide whether it all adds up."
Second in Wolfe's far-future saga (Nightside the Long Sun, p. 190) in which religious-political upheavals are shaking a city located inside a super-colossal spaceship. Read full book review >