Perhaps no living author of imaginative fiction has earned the awards, accolades, respect, and literary reputation of Gene Wolfe. His prose has been called subtle and brilliant, inspiring not just lovers of fantasy and science fiction, but readers of every stripe, transcending genre and defying preconceptions.
In this volume, a select group of Wolfe’s fellow authors pay tribute to the award-winning creator of The Book of the New Sun, The Fifth Head of Cerberus, Soldier of the Mist, The Wizard Knight and many others, with entirely new stories written specifically to honor the writer hailed by The Washington Post as “one of America's finest.”
Shadows of the New Sun features contributions by Neil Gaiman, David Brin, David Drake, Nancy Kress, and many others, plus two new short stories by Gene Wolfe himself.
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Roy Tabak had a new refrigerator. There could be no doubt of that. It gleamed. It was wider than his old one; it was taller, too. It made everything else in his kitchen look small and a trifle dirty. Brand new, he decided, and styled in a subtly pleasing way nothing in the store was. No doubt he had special-ordered. No doubt it had been delivered, and he had opened the door for the delivery and exchanged a few tired jokes with the men who brought it. When they had gone, he had no doubt wiped it down and waxed it with appliance wax.
Praise for Gene Wolfe
“Gene Wolfe remains a hero to me.… He's the finest living male American writer of SF and fantasy—possibly the finest living American writer.”
—Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods
“Gene Wolfe is the greatest writer in the English language alive today. I mean it. . . . Among living writers, there is nobody who can even approach Gene Wolfe for brilliance of prose, clarity of thought, and depth in meaning.”
—Michael Swanwick, author of Dragons of Babel
“Gene Wolfe is the finest and most subtle short story writer active in the field today.”
—David Drake, author of the Lord of the Isles series
“Gene Wolfe is a national treasure.”
—Damon Knight, author of “To Serve Man”
“Wolfe is our Melville.”
—Ursula K. Le Guin, author of A Wizard of Earthsea