Gene Wolfe
Gene Wolfe is an American author of science fiction and fantasy novels and stories. He writes the Urth/Solar Cycle series. Wolfe is known for his dense and allusive prose and the influence his Catholic faith has on his work. Unlike popular conventions, his first-person narrators are sometimes unreliable. Wolfe once wrote to Neil Gaiman, “My definition of good literature is that which can be read by an educated reader, and reread with increased pleasure.” He has won numerous Nebula, Locus and World Fantasy awards, plus several other awards. Wolfe still resides in his home state of Illinois.

Gene Wolfe became a published author in 1970 with the novel Operation Ares. Below is a list of Gene Wolfe’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Urth: Book of the New Sun Books


The Shadow of the Torturer(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Claw of the Conciliator(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sword of the Lictor(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Citadel of the Autarch(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Urth of the New Sun(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Soldier Of The Mist Books


The Soldier of the Mist(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Soldier of Arete(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Soldier of Sidon(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Urth: Book of the Long Sun Books


Nightside the Long Sun(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lake of the Long Sun(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Calde of the Long Sun(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exodus from the Long Sun(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Urth: Book of the Short Sun Books


On Blue's Waters(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Green's Jungles(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Return to the Whorl(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Wizard Knight Books


The Knight(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wizard(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Operation Ares(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Peace(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil in a Forest(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Free Live Free(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
There Are Doors(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Castleview(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pandora by Holly Hollander(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pirate Freedom(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Evil Guest(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sorcerer's House(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Home Fires(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Land Across(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Borrowed Man(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


Memorare(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The Fifth Head of Cerberus(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Wake of Man: A Science Fiction Triad(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bibliomen(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Plan(e)t Engineering(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gene Wolfe's Book of Days(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Rosemary(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Storeys from the Old Hotel(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Endangered Species(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Castle of Days(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Young Wolfe(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Travelers(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Innocents Aboard: New Fantasy Stories(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Starwater Strains(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Very Best of Gene Wolfe: A Definitive Retrospective of His Finest Short Fiction(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Castle of the Otter(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Letters Home(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Walking Tour of the Shambles(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gate of Horn, Book of Silk: A Guide to Gene Wolfe's The Book of the Long Sun and The Book of the Short Sun(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: In the Wake of Man also contains stories by R.A. Lafferty and Walter Moudy. A Walking Tour of the Shambles was written with Neil Gaiman. Gate of Horn, Book of Silk was written by Michael Andre-Driussi, with contributions by Wolfe.

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Gene Wolfe Synopsis: There Are Doors by Gene Wolfe is the story of a man who falls in love with a goddess from an alternate universe. She tries to get away from him, but he follows her through interdimensional gateways to the other universe. If need be, he is willing to sacrifice his life in order to get her love. For in her world, to be with her… is to die.

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