Innocents Aboard: New Fantasy Stories

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2005 - Fiction - 304 pages
14 Reviews
Gene Wolfe may be the single best writer in fantasy and SF today. His quotes and reviews certainly support that contention, and so does his impressive short fiction oeuvre. Innocents Aboard 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 dream that has no end. This is fantastic fiction at its best.
  

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Review: Innocents Aboard: New Fantasy Stories

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Ursula K. Le Guin compared Wolfe to Melville. I've heard his praises sung multiple times on The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, so when I saw this collection of his stories come into work, I thought I'd ... Read full review

Review: Innocents Aboard: New Fantasy Stories

User Review  - Paul Tortora - Goodreads

This collection of short stories probably deserves 5 stars, but my tiny brain can only muster 4 stars. I suspect there's more going on in each story that I missed which would be appreciated with ... Read full review

Contents

The Tree Is My Hat
15
The Old Woman Whose Rolling Pin Is the Sun
42
The Friendship Light
47
Slow Children at Play
61
Under Hill
68
The Monday Man
82
The Waif
88
The Legend of Xi Cygnus
104
Wolfer
166
The Eleventh City
187
The Night Chough
193
The Wrapper
215
A Traveler in Desert Lands
223
The Walking Sticks
237
Queen
248
Pocketsful of Diamonds
254

The Sailor Who Sailed After the Sun
110
How the Bishop Sailed to Inniskeen
125
Houston 1943
133
A Fish Story
161
Copperhead
270
The Lost Pilgrim
278
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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.

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