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Starwater Strains

Starwater Strains

New Science Fiction Stories

Gene Wolfe

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Gene Wolfe follows his acclaimed all-fantasy short story collection, Innocents Aboard, with a volume devoted primarily to his science fiction. The twenty-five stories here amply demonstrate his range, excellence, and mastery of the form. A few tantalizing samples:
"Viewpoint" takes on the unreality of so-called "reality" TV and imagines such a show done truly for real, with real guns. "Empires of Foliage and Flower" is in the classic Book of the New Sun series. "Golden City Far." is about dreams, high school, and finding love, which Wolfe says "is about as good a recipe for a story as I've ever found." You're sure to agree.

Praise for Starwater Strains

“Ranges from haunting horror and biting near-cotemporary social commentary to high fantasy and far-future SF, all amply demonstrating his mastery of trademark ironic twists of plot and characterization.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review on Starwater Strains

“Short story master Gene Wolfe's latest collection, Starwater Strains, is a great companion piece to his collection from last year, Innocents Aboard . . . . Pure Wolfian excellence.” —Bookpage

“Gene Wolfe being Gene Wolfe, to say this book is worth its price is to offer faint praise indeed. His prose is limpid, his characters and scenes convincing no matter how outré, his imagination extraordinary in its range and strangeness, his mind remarkable for originality and perceptiveness. This one is essential to your collection. It is also the perfect gift for anyone who asks you, "Who's this Gene Wolfe guy?” —Analog

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Gene Wolfe

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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