Strange Travelers: New Selected Stories

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Tom Doherty Associates, Jan 15, 2000 - Fiction - 384 pages

Gene Wolfe is producing the most significant body of short fiction of any living writer in the SF genre. It has been ten years since the last major Wolfe collection, so Strange Travelers contains a whole decade of achievement. Some of these stories were award nominees, some were controversial, but each is unique and beautifully written.



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STRANGE TRAVELERS

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Fifteen stories, 1990—97, all more or less unclassifiable, gathered under an eminently appropriate title: Wolfe's first collection since Endangered Species (1989). The more science fiction—flavored ... Read full review

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Two tales featuring a pair of musicians wandering down an endless highway filled with stalled cars ("Bluesberry Jam"; "Ain't You Most Done?") frame this collection of 15 short stories by the award ... Read full review

Contents

BLUESBERRY JAM
11
ONETWOTHREE FOR ME
41
COUNTING CATS IN ZANZIBAR
49
THE DEATH OF KOSHCHEI THE DEATHLESS
69
NO PLANETS STRIKE
87
BED AND BREAKFAST
99
TO THE SEVENTH
127
QUEEN OF THE NIGHT
151
AND WHEN THEY APPEAR
169
FLASH COMPANY
197
THE HAUNTED BOARDINGHOUSE
209
USEFUL PHRASES
239
THE MAN IN THE PEPPER MILL
249
THE ZIGGURAT
269
AINT YOU MOST DONE?
353
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Gene Wolfe (1931-2019) was the Nebula Award-winning author of The Book of the New Sun tetralogy in the Solar Cycle, as well as the World Fantasy Award winners The Shadow of the Torturer and Soldier of Sidon. He was also a prolific writer of distinguished short fiction, which has been collected in such award-winning volumes as Storeys from the Old Hotel and The Best of Gene Wolfe.



A recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award, and six Locus Awards, among many other honors, Wolfe was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2007, and named Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2012.

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