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Biography

Gene Wolfe (1931 -)
Gene Wolfe was born in New York in 1931 and raised in Texas. After serving in the Korean War he graduated in mechanical engineering from the University of Houston and worked in engineering until becoming an editor of a trade periodical, Plant Engineering, in 1972. Since retiring from this post in 1984, he has written full-time. The author of over three dozen award-wining novels and story collections, he is regarded as one of modern fantasy's most important writers. His best-known work, the four volume far-future Book of the New Sun, won the World Fantasy, BSFA, Nebula, British Fantasy and John W. Campbell memorial Awards. He has won the World Fantasy Award four times for his novels and collections and the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award for his extraordinary body of work. Gene Wolfe lives in Illinois with his wife, Rosemary.

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Essential reading

Wondering where to start with Gene Wolfe? Gateway recommends beginning with the SF Masterworks - which have been selected to showcase the greatest works of modern science fiction - and then moving on to the Gateway Essentials . . .


SF MASTERWORKS

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The Fifth Head
of Cerberus

(1972)
The Book of the New Sun Vol. 1: Shadow and Claw
(2000)
The Book of the New Sun Vol. 2: Sword and Citadel
(2000)

 

GATEWAY ESSENTIALS

The Book of the New Sun

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The Shadow of
the Torturer

(1980)
The Claw of
the Conciliator

(1981)
The Sword of
the Lictor

(1982)
The Citadel of
the Autarch

(1983)

 

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