An Evil Guest
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An Evil Guest

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Lovecraft meets "Blade Runner" in a stand-alone supernatural horror novel. Gene Wolfe can write in whatever genre he wants - and always with superb style and profound depth. Now following his World Fantasy Award winner, "Soldier of Sidon", and his stunning "Pirate Freedom", Wolfe turns to the tradition of H. P. Lovecraft and the weird science tale of supernatural horror. Set a hundred years in the future, "An Evil Guest" is the story of an actress who becomes the lover of both a mysterious private detective and an even more mysterious and powerful rich man, a man who has been to the human colony on an alien planet and learned strange things there. Her loyalties are divided - perhaps she loves them both. The detective helps her to release her inner beauty and become a star overnight. The rich man is the angel of a play she stars in. But something is very wrong. Money can be an evil guest, but there are other evils. As Lovecraft said, 'That is not dead which can eternal lie'.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765321343
  • 9780765321343
  • 495,921

Review quote

"* "Succeeds by tumbling from unexpected world to unexpected world, from one grand absurdity to another, from one choreographed dance scene to the next, without ever missing a beat." - Publishers Weekly (Starred review)."show more

About Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe lives in Barrington, Illinois.show more

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874 ratings
3.03 out of 5 stars
5 8% (72)
4 25% (221)
3 38% (328)
2 20% (173)
1 9% (80)
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