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Wolfe, Gene

Works: 289 works in 993 publications in 13 languages and 30,770 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Fantasy fiction  Epistolary fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Science fiction  Paranormal fiction  Historical fiction  Horror tales 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3573.O52, 813.54
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The knight by Gene Wolfe( Book )
31 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,301 libraries worldwide
A young man in his teens is transported from our world to a magical realm that contains seven levels of reality. Very quickly transformed by magic into a grown man of heroic proportions, he takes the name Able and sets out on a quest to find the sword that has been promised to him, a sword he will get from a dragon, the one very special blade that will help him fulfill his life ambition to become a knight and a true hero. Inside, however, Able remains a boy, and he must grow in every sense to survive the dangers and delights that lie ahead in encounters with giants, elves, wizards, and dragons. His adventure will conclude next year in the second volume of The Wizard Knight, The Wizard. Gene Wolfe is one of the most widely praised masters of SF and fantasy. He is the winner of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Nebula Award, twice, the World Fantasy Award, twice, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the British Fantasy Award, and France's Prix Apollo. His popular successes include the four-volume classic The Book of the New Sun. With this new series, Wolfe not only surpasses all the most popular genre writers of the last three decades, he takes on the legends of the past century, in a work that will be favorably compared with the best of J.R.R. Tolkien, E.R. Eddison, Mervyn Peake, and T.H. White. This is a book--and a series--for the ages, from perhaps the greatest living writer in (or outside) the fantasy genre. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
The wizard by Gene Wolfe( Book )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,107 libraries worldwide
A novel in two volumes, The Wizard Knight is in the rare company of those works which move past the surface of fantasy and drink from the wellspring of myth. Magic swords, dragons, giants, quests, love, honor, nobility-all the familiar features of fantasy come to fresh life in this masterful work. The first half of the journey, The Knight -- which you are advised to read first, to let the whole story engulf you from the beginning -- took a teenage boy from America into Mythgarthr, the middle realm of seven fantastic worlds. Above are the gods of Skai; below are the capricious Aelf, and more dangerous things still. Journeying throughout Mythgarthr, Able gains a new brother, an Aelf queen lover, a supernatural hound, and the desire to prove his honor and become the noble knight he always knew he would be. Coming into Jotunland, home of the Frost Giants, Able -- now Sir Able of the High Heart --claims the great sword Eterne from the dragon who has it. In reward, he is ushered into the castle of the Valfather, king of all the Gods of Skai. Thus begins the second part of his quest. The Wizard begins with Able's return to Mythgathr on his steed Cloud, a great mare the color of her name. Able is filled with new knowledge of the ways of the seven-fold world and possessed of great magical secrets. His knighthood now beyond question, Able works to fulfill his vows to his king, his lover, his friends, his gods, and even his enemies. Able must set his world right, restoring the proper order among the denizens of all the seven worlds. The Wizard is a charming, riveting, emotionally charged tale of wonders, written with all the beauty one would expect from a writer whom Damon Knight called "a national treasure." If you've never sampled the works of the man Michael Swanwick described as "the greatest writer in the English language alive today," the two volumes of The Wizard Knight are the perfect place to start
Soldier of the mist by Gene Wolfe( Book )
24 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,036 libraries worldwide
Latro, a mercenary soldier, lost his memory after a head wound and must continually rediscover his identity. However, he is now able to converse with supernatural creatures which is both a triumph and a danger
The claw of the conciliator by Gene Wolfe( Book )
48 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 936 libraries worldwide
Severian, a young torturer banished for the sin of mercy is now imbued with the powers of an ancient relic as he continues his mythic journey to the city of his exile in a world a million years in the future
The citadel of the autarch by Gene Wolfe( Book )
28 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 927 libraries worldwide
The Urth of the new sun by Gene Wolfe( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 854 libraries worldwide
Severian, the Autarch of Urth, leaves the planet on one of the huge spaceships of the alien Hierodules to travel across time and space to face his greatest test, to become the legendary New Sun or die
Home fires by Gene Wolfe( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 841 libraries worldwide
Chelle and Skip have been separated by Chelle's tour of duty in a war against aliens from distant solar systems. They find their relationship complicated by time differentials that cause an injured and war-weary Chelle to age only a few months while Skip reaches his forties
The sword of the Lictor by Gene Wolfe( Book )
28 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 778 libraries worldwide
Severian flees his exile in search of his destiny, guided by the glowing power of a hidden, awesome weapon
An evil guest by Gene Wolfe( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 777 libraries worldwide
A tale set a century into the future finds an actress confronting ancient and supernatural forces while struggling to choose between her two lovers, a sorcerer private detective who launches her career and a mysterious man of wealth who appears with her in a play
The land across by Gene Wolfe( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 773 libraries worldwide
"An American writer of travel guides in need of a new location chooses to travel to a small and obscure Eastern European country. The moment Grafton crosses the border he is in trouble, much more than he could have imagined. His passport is taken by guards, and then he is detained for not having it. He is released into the custody of a family, but is again detained. It becomes evident that there are supernatural agencies at work, but they are not in some ways as threatening as the brute forces of bureaucracy and corruption in that country. Is our hero in fact a spy for the CIA? Or is he an innocent citizen caught in a Kafkaesque trap? Gene Wolfe keeps us guessing until the very end, and after"--
Pirate freedom by Gene Wolfe( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 753 libraries worldwide
A young priest fresh out of seminary, Father Christopher finds himself inexplicably swept back in time to the Golden Age of Piracy, where he finds himself caught up in the life of a buccaneer and trolling the waters of the Caribbean in search of Spanish gold
Nightside the long sun by Gene Wolfe( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 730 libraries worldwide
The struggles and triumphs of Patera Silk on a new world, The Whorl
Castleview by Gene Wolfe( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 718 libraries worldwide
Mysterious figures from Arthurian mythology intrude into the daily lives of a small town family in Illinois
Soldier of Sidon by Gene Wolfe( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 693 libraries worldwide
"Latro forgets everything when he sleeps. Writing down his experiences every day and reading his journal anew each morning gives him a poignantly tenuous hold on himself, but his story's hold on readers is powerful indeed. The two previous novels, combined in Latro in the Mist (Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete), are generally considered classics of contemporary fantasy. At last we have a new book." "Latro now finds himself in Egypt, a land of singing girls, of spiteful and conniving deities, of mysterious dangers. Without his memory, he is unsure of everything, except for his desire to be free of the curse that causes him to forget." "The visions Gene Wolfe conjures of the wonders of Egypt and of the adventures of Latro as he and his companions journey south up the great Nile into unknown and legendary territory are truly unique and compelling."--Jacket
Soldier of Arete by Gene Wolfe( Book )
25 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 687 libraries worldwide
Sequel to: Soldier of the mist. Latro does not have memories of the past, but can talk to supernatural beings. He becomes involved in high level intrigue in the rivalry between Athens and Sparta
There are doors by Gene Wolfe( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 647 libraries worldwide
"There Are Doors is the story of a man who falls in love with a goddess from an alternate universe. She flees him, but he pursues her through doorways--interdimensional gateways--to the other place, determined to sacrifice his life, if necessary, for her love. For in her world, to be her mate ... is to die."--Page 4 of cover
The sorcerer's house by Gene Wolfe( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
In a novel told entirely through a series of letters, a man inherits a sorcerer's house and is immediately confronted by supernatural and fantastical creatures and events that utterly transform his life
On Blue's waters by Gene Wolfe( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
Space hero Horn battles shapeshifting vampires who want to use humans as cattle. It happens on planet Blue where Horn is searching for the planet's missing leader. First volume in a trilogy
Caldé of the long sun by Gene Wolfe( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and French and held by 605 libraries worldwide
On board a giant spaceship a young priest becomes the leader of revolutionaries attempting to overthrow the ruling gods. As with all revolutions there is such confusion and to help the reader the book provides a six-page directory of characters. By the author of Lake of the Long Sun
Lake of the long sun by Gene Wolfe( Book )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 589 libraries worldwide
A devoted young priest embarks upon a quest to get money to save parish buildings and begins to discover the hidden secrets of his world, a huge spaceship
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Alternative Names
Gene Wolfe Amerikaans schrijver
Gene Wolfe amerikansk författare
Gene Wolfe amerikansk skribent
Gene Wolfe amerykański pisarz fantastyki naukowej i fantasy
Gene Wolfe écrivain américain
Gene Wolfe scrittore statunitense
Gene Wolfe US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction- und Fantasy-Autor
Volf, Džin
Wolfe G. 1931-
Wolfe, Gene 1931-
Wolfe, Gene Rodman.
Wolfe, Gene Rodman 1931-
Вулф Д. Р. 1931-
Джийн Улф
Джин Вулф
ג'ין וולף
וואלף, גי'ן
ווולף, גי'ן
וולף, ג׳ין
جین وولف نویسنده آمریکایی
ウルフ, ジーン
English (254)
Spanish (33)
French (32)
Italian (14)
Japanese (13)
Polish (13)
German (6)
Croatian (3)
Danish (3)
Serbian (2)
Dutch (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Hebrew (1)
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