The Island of Dr. Death and Other Stories and Other Stories

Gene Wolfe

Orb Books

0312863543

9780312863548

Trade Paperback

384 Pages

$20.99

CAD23.99

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A superb collection of science fiction and fantasy stories, The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories is a book that transcends all genre definitions. The stories within are mined with depth charges, explosions of meaning and illumination that will keep you thinking and feeling long after you have finished reading.

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Praise for The Island of Dr. Death and Other Stories and Other Stories

"Humane, outrageous, forever unexpected . . . Some of the best American short stories of the decade are in this book."—Ursula K. LeGuin

"This collection makes his work readily available and makes clear that his is one of the names most to be reckoned with . . . in the literate science fiction of today."—Foundation

"Wolfe is simply a superb writer."—The Washington Post Book World

"Gene Wolfe is among the best writers working in this century."—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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

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The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories
THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR DEATH AND OTHER STORIESWinter comes to water as well as land, though there are no leaves to fall. The waves that were a bright, hard blue yesterday under a fading sky today are green, opaque, and cold. If you are a boy not wanted in the house you walk the beach for hours, feeling the winter that has come in the night; sand blowing across your shoes, spray wetting the legs of your corduroys. You turn your back to the sea, and with the sharp end of a stick found half buried write in the wet sand Tackman Babcoc
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Gene Wolfe

  • Gene Wolfe has been called "the finest writer the science fiction world has yet produced" by The Washington Post. A former engineer, he has written numerous books and won a variety of awards for his SF writing.
  • Gene Wolfe
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