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The Best of Gene Wolfe (Paperback)
by Gene Wolfe

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"Wolfe is our Melville."--Ursula K. Le Guin

"If any writer from within genre fiction ever merited the designation Great Author, it is surely Wolfe . . . [who] reads like Dickens, Proust, Kipling, Chesterton, Borges, and Nabokov rolled into one."--The Washington Post Book World
 

"One of the literary giants of science fiction."--The Denver Post

"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 sf's greatest novelist, and overall one of America's finest."--The Washington Post Book World

"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

"Quite possibly the most important writer in the sf field."--The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Table of Contents:

Contents:
The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories
The Toy Theater
The Fifth Head of Cerberus
Beech Hill
The Recording
Hour of Trust
The Death of Dr. Island
La Befana
Forlesen
Westwind
The Hero as Werwolf
The Marvelous Brass Chessplaying Automaton
Straw
The Eyeflash Miracles
Seven American Nights
The Detective of Dreams
Kevin Malone
The God and His Man
On the Train
From the Desk of Gilmer C. Merton
Death of the Island Doctor
Redbeard
The Boy Who Hooked the Sun
Parkroads--a Review
Game in the Pope's Head
And When They Appear
Bed and Breakfast
Petting Zoo
The Tree Is My Hat
Has Anybody Seen Junie Moon?
A Cabin on the Coast

 

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.

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