Gene Wolfe

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General Information

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Name: Gene Wolfe

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction

Born: 1931 in Brooklyn, New York

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Illinois Connection

Gene Wolfe lives in Barrington, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gene fought in the Korean War and later graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Medical Engineering. He was editor for the periodical Plant Engineering, retiring to write full-time in 1984. He is a prolific short story writer and a novelist. Wolfe's works have won a variety of awards, and he is considered one of the premier writers in the genre over the past fifty years.

In 2007, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Published Works

  • Operation Ares, Dobson Books, 1977
  • On Blue's Waters: Volume One of 'The Book of the Short Sun' , Tor Books, 2000
  • Return to the Whorl: The Final Volume of 'The Book of the Short Sun' , Tor Books, 2002
  • Innocents Aboard: New Fantasy Stories, Orb Books, 2005
  • Starwater Strains, Orb Books, 2006
  • Soldier of Sidon , Tor Books, 2006
  • Pirate Freedom, Tor Books, 2007
  • An Evil Guest , Tor Books, 2008
  • The Sorcerer's House , Tor Books, 2010
  • Home Fires, Tor Books, 2011

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Operation Ares

ISBN: 0234720506
Release Date: 1977-10-31

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Return to the Whorl: The Final Volume of 'The Book of the Short Sun'

ISBN: 0312873646
Release Date: 2002-03-06

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Innocents Aboard: New Fantasy Stories

ISBN: 076530791X
Release Date: 2005-04-01

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Starwater Strains: New Science Fiction Stories

ISBN: 0765312034
Release Date: 2006-05-02

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Soldier of Sidon

ISBN: 0765316706
Release Date: 2007-12-10

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Pirate Freedom (Sci Fi Essential Books)

ISBN: 0765318784
Release Date: 2007-11-13

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An Evil Guest

ISBN: 0765321343
Release Date: 2009-11-10

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Literary Awards

  • Nebula Award, The Death of Doctor Island
  • World Fantasy Award, Soldier of Sidon
  • Gene Wolfe is the first recipient of the Henry Blake Fuller award (The Fuller)for an outstanding lifetime contribution to literature by the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Gene Wolfe on WorldCat

Gene Wolfe on Amazon


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