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The Wolfe at the Door

Author: Gene Wolfe

The Wolfe at the Door

The Wolfe at the Door

$29.99

About This Book

An all new collection from an American literary icon

The circus comes to town… and a man gets to go to the stars.

A young girl on a vacation at the sea meets...

Page Count
480
On Sale
10/31/2023

Book Details

An all new collection from an American literary icon

The circus comes to town… and a man gets to go to the stars.

A young girl on a vacation at the sea meets the man of her dreams. Who just happens to be dead. And an immortal pirate.

A swordfighter pens his memoirs… and finds his pen is in fact mightier than the sword.

Welcome to Gene Wolfe’s playground, a place where genres blend and a genius’s imagination straps you in for the ride of your life.

The Wolfe at the Door is a brand new collection from one of America’s premier literary giants, showcasing some material never been seen before. Short stories, yes, but also poems, essays, and ephemera that gives us a window into the mind of a literary powerhouse whose world view changed generations of readers in their perception of the universe.

Imprint Publisher

Tor Books

ISBN

9781250846204

In The News

Praise for The Wolfe at the Door

"A portrait of the lion at twilight, displaying his continued mastery of his signature mixture of fantasy, science fiction, and horror."—Library Journal

“Any confirmed Wolfe fan will want what the writer himself regarded as stories 'every bit as good as' those in The Best of Gene Wolfe.” —The Washington Post

Praise for Gene Wolfe


“Quite possibly the most important writer in the SF field.”—The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

“Wolfe is our Melville.”—Ursula K. LeGuin

“Sentence by sentence, Mr. Wolfe writes as well as anyone in science fiction today.”—The New York Times

“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 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

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

“Wolfe is SF’s greatest novelist, and overall one of America’s finest.”—The Washington Post Book World

Praise for Interlibrary Loan

“Wolfe, a celebrated science-fiction writer who died in 2019, stretched the genre’s boundaries in his rich and allusive work … Wolfe deploys sci-fi and gothic elements—an interplanetary portal, a sentient house that builds itself—to explore the question that lies at the heart of many of his novels: What does it mean to be human and alive?”—The New Yorker

“Wolfe fans will spend a lot of time discussing this. All the best detective stories have clues buried deep in them. You need to look back and check for the ones you missed. It’s an enigmatic final note from sci-fi’s most enigmatic author.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Ambitious, imaginative, and packed with twists and turns, Interlibrary Loan is a major achievement from a legendary writer gone too soon.”—Esquire.com

“Complex and clever, this last offering from Wolfe is sure to please sci-fi readers.”—Publishers Weekly

“A winding tale... that will have readers going back looking for details they missed the first time around. This posthumous sequel to A Borrowed Man blends a hard-boiled mystery style with a sf future.”—Library Journal

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The Wolfe at the Door

The Wolfe at the Door

$29.99