“Wolfe makes the old miracles of star-flight seem new again.”
--Fantasy & Science Fiction
“Knowing the virtues of silence as well as of speech, he typically leaves the reader hungry for more.” --The New York Times Book Review
"Of all sf writers now active none is held in higher esteem than Gene Wolfe."
--Washington Post Book World
"Gene Wolfe is among the best writers working in this country."
--Fort Worth Star Telegram
"Gene Wolfe is unique."
"Few writers dare to attempt a Great Work; Wolfe attempts it and succeeds."
--The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
"By any standard, Wolfe's beautifully composed, meditative, thrilling, and tricky-beyond-belief 'science fantasy' is a work of the highest art..."
--The Washington Post Book World