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The Wolfe at the Door

The Wolfe at the Door

Current price: $29.99
Publication Date: October 31st, 2023
Publisher:
Tor Books
ISBN:
9781250846204
Pages:
480
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Description

An all new collection from an American literary icon

The circus comes to town… and a man gets to go to the stars.

A young girl on a vacation at the sea meets the man of her dreams. Who just happens to be dead. And an immortal pirate.

A swordfighter pens his memoirs… and finds his pen is in fact mightier than the sword.

Welcome to Gene Wolfe’s playground, a place where genres blend and a genius’s imagination straps you in for the ride of your life.

The Wolfe at the Door is a brand new collection from one of America’s premier literary giants, showcasing some material never been seen before. Short stories, yes, but also poems, essays, and ephemera that gives us a window into the mind of a literary powerhouse whose world view changed generations of readers in their perception of the universe.

About the Author

Gene Wolfe (1931-2019) was the Nebula Award-winning author of The Book of the New Sun tetralogy in the Solar Cycle, as well as the World Fantasy Award winners The Shadow of the Torturer and Soldier of Sidon. He was also a prolific writer of distinguished short fiction, which has been collected in such award-winning volumes as Storeys from the Old Hotel and The Best of Gene Wolfe.

A recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award, and six Locus Awards, among many other honors, Wolfe was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2007, and named Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2012.

Praise for The Wolfe at the Door

Praise for The Wolfe at the Door

“Any confirmed Wolfe fan will want what the writer himself regarded as stories 'every bit as good as' those in The Best of Gene Wolfe.” —The Washington Post

"The range and reach of the fiction on display here, intelligently curated into different sections, proves once more that Wolfe deserved every iota of his Grand Master status."—Locus

"A portrait of the lion at twilight, displaying his continued mastery of his signature mixture of fantasy, science fiction, and horror."—Library Journal

Praise for Gene Wolfe

“Quite possibly the most important writer in the SF field.”—The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

“Wolfe is our Melville.”—Ursula K. LeGuin

“Sentence by sentence, Mr. Wolfe writes as well as anyone in science fiction today.”—The New York Times

“Gene Wolfe is as good a writer as there is today...I feel a little bit like a musical contemporary attempting to tell people what's good about Mozart.”—The Chicago Sun-Times

“Wolfe is a sophisticated stylist, and has more in common with writers such as Jorge Luis Borges than almost any science fiction writer both in terms of craft and themes.”—The Boston Globe

“One of the literary giants of science fiction.”—The Denver Post

“Wolfe is SF’s greatest novelist, and overall one of America’s finest.”—The Washington Post Book World

Praise for Interlibrary Loan

“Wolfe, a celebrated science-fiction writer who died in 2019, stretched the genre’s boundaries in his rich and allusive work … Wolfe deploys sci-fi and gothic elements—an interplanetary portal, a sentient house that builds itself—to explore the question that lies at the heart of many of his novels: What does it mean to be human and alive?”—The New Yorker

“Wolfe fans will spend a lot of time discussing this. All the best detective stories have clues buried deep in them. You need to look back and check for the ones you missed. It’s an enigmatic final note from sci-fi’s most enigmatic author.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Ambitious, imaginative, and packed with twists and turns, Interlibrary Loan is a major achievement from a legendary writer gone too soon.”—Esquire.com

“Complex and clever, this last offering from Wolfe is sure to please sci-fi readers.”—Publishers Weekly

“A winding tale... that will have readers going back looking for details they missed the first time around. This posthumous sequel to A Borrowed Man blends a hard-boiled mystery style with a sf future.”—Library Journal