Innocents Abroad

Innocents Abroad

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Gene Wolfe may be the signle best writer in fantasy and science fiction today. His quotes and reviews certainly support that contention, and so does his impressive short fiction oeuvre. Innocents Abroad gathers fantasy and horror stories from the last decade that have never before been in a Wolfe collection. Highlights from the twenty-two stories include "The Tree is my Hat," adventure and horror in the South Seas, "The Night Chough," a Long Sun story, "The Walking Sticks" a darkly humorous tale of a supernatural inheritance, and "Houston, 1943," lurid adventures in a dreamt that has no end. This is fantastic fiction at its best.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 162.6 x 233.7 x 30.5mm | 567g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765307901
  • 9780765307903

Review quote

"It is never easy to tell in Wolfe's short fiction where reality ends and dream begins. Wolfe can write about ghosts and demons in a style entirely free of whimsy or conventional horror, and he can make straightforward science fiction sound like folk legends and wisdom tales."show more

About Gene Wolfe

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.show more

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