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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

Gene Wolfe; read by Tim Gerard Reynolds

Macmillan Audio



Macmillan Audio

Macmillan Audio

On Sale: 06/30/2020

ISBN: 9781250756398


Interlibrary Loan is the brilliant follow-up to A Borrowed Man: the final work of fiction from multi-award winner and national literary treasure Gene Wolfe

Hundreds of years in the future our civilization is shrunk down but we go on. There is advanced technology, there are robots.

And there are clones.

E. A. Smithe is a borrowed person, his personality an uploaded recording of a deceased mystery writer. Smithe is a piece of property, not a legal human.

As such, Smithe can be loaned to other branches. Which he is. Along with two fellow reclones, a cookbook and romance writer, they are shipped to Polly’s Cove, where Smithe meets a little girl who wants to save her mother, a father who is dead but perhaps not.

And another E.A. Smithe… who definitely is.

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books



In the evening, when the library has closed, the ’bots have locked the big front doors, and everything is quiet, I hear once more the patter of Chandra’s black Mary Janes on our white Neostone...

Praise for Interlibrary Loan

Praise for Gene Wolfe

“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


Reviews from Goodreads

Gene Wolfe; read by Tim Gerard Reynolds

GENE WOLFE (1931-2019) is the winner of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, multiple winner of the Nebula Award and the World Fantasy Award, as well as the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the Prix-Tour Apollo. In 2007, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In 2013, he received the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master Award. His books include The Book of the New Sun and The Book of the Long Sun series.

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