Innocents Aboard: New Fantasy Stories

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2005 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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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User Review  - Course8 - LibraryThing

Is there a genre called fantasy/horror? If not, it should be invented just for "innocents Aboard." This book is like that nightmare we all have about falling. The stories start off with innocent, even ... Read full review

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User Review  - igor.kh - LibraryThing

The subtitle is "new fantasy stories". When most people hear fantasy, they imagine dwarves, dragons, wizards and quests. That's epic fantasy, as it is sometimes called. Wolfe's fantasy, at least in ... Read full review

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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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