Authors > Gene Wolfe

Hailed as one of the literary giants of SF and Fantasy, Gene Wolfe has repeatedly won the field's highest honors, including the Nebula, the Hugo, and the World Fantasy awards.

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Peace

The melancholy memoir of Alden Dennis Weer, an embittered old man living out his last days in a small midwestern town, the novel reveals a miraculous dimension as the narrative unfolds. For Weer's imagination has the power to obliterate time and reshape reality, transcending even death itself. Powerfully moving and uncompromisingly honest, Peace ranks alongside the finest literary works of our time.

Year: 1975     Genre: Speculative Fiction

Shadow & Claw

Shadow & Claw brings together the first two books of the tetralogy in one volume: The Shadow of the Torturer is the tale of young Severian, an apprentice in the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession -- showing mercy toward his victim. The Claw of the Conciliator continues the saga of Severian, banished from his home, as he undertakes a mythic quest to discover the awesome power of an ancient relic, and learn the truth about his hidden destiny.

Year: 1980     Genre: Science Fiction

Sword & Citadel

Sword & Citadel brings together the final two books of the tetralogy in one volume:The Sword of the Lictor is the third volume in Wolfe's remarkable epic, chronicling the odyssey of the wandering pilgrim called Severian, driven by a powerful and unfathomable destiny, as he carries out a dark mission far from his home.The Citadel of the Autarch brings The Book of the New Sun to its harrowing conclusion, as Severian clashes in a final reckoning with the dread Autarch, fulfilling an ancient prophecy that will forever alter the realm known as Urth.

Year: 1982     Genre: Science Fiction

Latro in the Mist

This omnibus of two acclaimed novels is the story of Latro, a Roman mercenary who while fighting in Greece received a head injury that deprived him of his short-term memory but gave him in return the ability to see and converse with the supernatural creatures and the gods and goddesses, who invisibly inhabit the ancient landscape.

Year: 2003     Genre: Historical Fantasy

Soldier of Sidon

Latro now finds himself in Egypt, a land of singing girls, of spiteful and conniving deities. Without his memory, he is unsure of everything, except for his desire to be free of the curse that causes him to forget.

Year: 2006     Genre: Fantasy

 

Titles

YearTitle

1970Operation Ares Science Fiction
1972The Fifth Head of Cerberus
Three Novellas
 Science Fiction
1975Peace Speculative Fiction
1976The Devil in a Forest Historical Fantasy
1980Shadow & Claw
The First Half of the Book of the New Sun
 Science Fiction, The Book of the New Sun
1980The Island of Dr. Death and Other Stories and Other Stories Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Short Stories
1980The Shadow of the Torturer Science Fiction, The Book of the New Sun
1982Sword & Citadel
The Second Half of the Book of the New Sun
 Science Fiction, The Book of the New Sun
1984Free Live Free Science Fiction
1986Soldier of the Mist Historical Fantasy, Latro
1987The Urth of the New Sun Science Fiction, The Book of the New Sun
1988There are Doors Speculative Fiction
1989Soldier of Arete Historical Fantasy, Latro
1990Castleview Fantasy
1990Pandora, By Holly Hollander Fantasy
1993Nightside The Long Sun Science Fiction, The Book of the Long Sun
1994Calde of the Long Sun Fantasy, Science Fiction, The Book of the Long Sun
1994Lake of the Long Sun Science Fiction, The Book of the Long Sun
1994Litany of the Long Sun
The First Half of 'the Book of the Long Sun'
 Science Fiction, The Book of the Long Sun
1996Epiphany of the Long Sun
The Second Half of 'the Book of the Long Sun'
 Fantasy, Science Fiction, The Book of the Long Sun
1996Exodus from the Long Sun
The Final Volume of the Book of the Long Sun
 Science Fiction, The Book of the Long Sun
1999On Blue's Waters Fantasy, Science Fiction, The Book of the Short Sun
2000In Green's Jungles Fantasy, Science Fiction, The Book of the Short Sun
2001Return to the Whorl Fantasy, Science Fiction, The Book of the Short Sun
2003Latro in the Mist
Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete
 Historical Fantasy, Latro
2004The Knight Epic Fantasy
2004The Wizard Epic Fantasy
2004The Wizard Knight
comprising the Knight and the Wizard
 Fantasy
2005Innocents Aboard Fantasy, Horror, Short Stories
2006Soldier of Sidon Fantasy, Latro
2006Starwater Strains Science Fiction, Short Stories
2007Pirate Freedom Historical Fantasy, Sea Stories
2008An Evil Guest Supernatural
2009The Best of Gene Wolfe
A Definitive Retrospective of His Finest Short Fiction
 Speculative Fiction, Short Stories
2010Home Fires Action & Adventure SF
2010The Sorcerer's House Fantasy, Supernatural
2013The Land Across Fantasy
2015A Borrowed Man Speculative Fiction
2020Interlibrary Loan Speculative Fiction