Home Fires

Home Fires

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Gene Wolfe takes us to a future North America at once familiar and utterly strange. A young man and woman, Skip and Chelle, fall in love in college and marry, but she is enlisted in the military, there is a war on, and she must serve her tour of duty before they can settle down. But the military is fighting a war with aliens in distant solar systems, and her months in the service will be years in relative time on Earth. Chelle returns to recuperate from severe injuries, after months of service, still a young woman but not necessarily the same person - while Skip is in his forties and a wealthy businessman, but eager for her return. Still in love (somewhat to his surprise and delight), they go on a Caribbean cruise to resume their marriage. Their vacation rapidly becomes a complex series of challenges, not the least of which are spies, aliens, and battles with pirates who capture the ship for ransom. There is no writer in SF like Gene Wolfe and no SF novel like "Home Fires".show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 154 x 236 x 30mm | 385.55g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0765328186
  • 9780765328182
  • 432,028

Review quote

Praise for Gene Wolfe: "Wolfe stands out as a major figure in contemporary science fiction and fantasy.""--Vector""A whole that transcends its incongruous parts. Wolfe is one of the very few writers who could bring off such a tour de force.""--Asimov's Science Fiction "on "An Evil Guest" Praise for Gene Wolfe: "Wolfe stands out as a major figure in contemporary science fiction and fantasy.""-Vector""A whole that transcends its incongruous parts. Wolfe is one of the very few writers who could bring off such a tour de force.""-Asimov's Science Fiction "on "An Evil Guest"show more

About Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe is winner of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and many other awards. In 2007, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. He lives in Barrington, Illinois.show more

Rating details

696 ratings
3.22 out of 5 stars
5 10% (73)
4 30% (208)
3 37% (256)
2 17% (120)
1 6% (39)
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