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“Humane, outrageous, forever unexpected....Some of the best American short stories of the decade are in this book.” ―Ursula K. LeGuin
“This collection makes his work readily available and makes clear that his is one of the names most to be reckoned with...in the literate science fiction of today.” ―Foundation
“Wolfe is simply a superb writer.” ―The Washington Post Book World
“Gene Wolfe is among the best writers working in this century.” ―Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“One of the literary giants of science fiction.” ―The Denver Post
Gene Wolfe has been called "the finest writer the science fiction world has yet produced" by The Washington Post. A former engineer, he has written numerous books and won a variety of awards for his SF writing.See all Product Description
This collection features some of the best Science Fiction short stories ever written, and is probably Wolfe's best collection. Read morePublished on Jan. 7 2003 by Amit D.
If you've read some reviews of Gene Wolfe, you've probably noticed an interesting trend. People either love him, or they hate him. Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2001 by Indra Sunrise Geerts
Wolfe is at his best when he has room to develop a theme, thus his most engaging stories are the longer ones in this collection: 'The Death of Dr. Read morePublished on March 12 2001 by Stephen Hoy
I've been keeping an eye out for this book since I lost my only copy in 1988 or so At the time I read them (age about 20) they were the most moving and mysterious stories I had... Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2000 by Andrew Blake
"The Island of Doctor Death and other stories," "The Death of Doctor Island"; "Tracking Song"; "The Eyeflash Miracles"; "Seven... Read morePublished on Sept. 4 2000
This is one of the best collections of short fiction ever published, of similar quality to the major collections of Joyce, Poe, Woolf, or Flannery O'Connor. Read morePublished on May 25 2000 by Amazon Customer
And then I taped it back together and read it again and again. One of the stories was just a bit to painful...
If you loved the Urth of the New Sun books, hang onto your hat! Read more
You need search no further to find the epitome of sci-fi/fantasy writing. This collection is it. It delivers like nothing you've read. Buy two...one copy won't last forever.Published on Jan. 27 1999 by Wreknsild@aol.com