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 (1981)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 (1983)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

Soldier of the Mist (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Soldier of Arete (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Latro in the Mist (2003)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
Litany of the Long Sun (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Caldé of the Long Sun (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lake of the Long Sun (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Epiphany of the Long Sun (1996)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
The Book of the Short Sun (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Return to the Whorl (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Wizard Knight Books

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

Publication Order of A Borrowed Man Books

A Borrowed Man (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Interlibrary Loan (2020)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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Memorare (2007)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
The New Atlantis and Other Novellas of Science Fiction (1975)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 Dr. Death and Other Stories and Other Stories (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gene Wolfe's Book of Days (1981)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
Storeys from the Old Hotel (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Rosemary (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
Starwater Strains (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Innocents Aboard: New Fantasy Stories (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Very Best of Gene Wolfe (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
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

Publication Order of The Year's Best Science Fiction Books

(with Connie Willis, Kim Stanley Robinson, George R.R. Martin, Mark Richard Zubro, Orson Scott Card, William Gibson, Michael Swanwick, Robert Silverberg, , John Kessel, , Frederik Pohl, Brian W. Aldiss, Pat Cadigan, Gardner R. Dozois, , , Walter Jon Williams, Lewis Shiner, Mike Resnick, Lucius Shepard, Dan Simmons, Jonathan Lethem, Stephen Baxter, , , , , , , Gregory Benford, , , , , Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, , Bruce Sterling, Joe Haldeman, Damien Broderick, , , , , John Crowley, Paul Park, , , James P. Blaylock, , , Cherry Wilder)

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection (By:Kim Stanley Robinson,George R.R. Martin,Orson Scott Card,William Gibson,Michael Swanwick,Robert Silverberg,,,Frederik Pohl,Gardner R. Dozois,,Walter Jon Williams,Lewis Shiner,Lucius Shepard,,Nancy Kress,Bruce Sterling,Joe Haldeman,John Crowley,James P. Blaylock) (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection (By:Connie Willis,Mark Richard Zubro,Brian W. Aldiss,Pat Cadigan,Gardner R. Dozois,Walter Jon Williams,Mike Resnick,Dan Simmons,Stephen Baxter,,,,,,,Nancy Kress,Greg Egan,,Bruce Sterling,Joe Haldeman) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (With: Michael Swanwick,Robert Silverberg,John Kessel,Gardner R. Dozois,,Walter Jon Williams,Mike Resnick,Jonathan Lethem,Stephen Baxter,,,,,Gregory Benford,,Nancy Kress,Bruce Sterling,Damien Broderick,,,,Paul Park,,James P. Blaylock,,Cherry Wilder) (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Book of Cthulhu Books

(with Joe Lansdale, Kage Baker, Cherie Priest, Ramsey Campbell, Elizabeth Bear, Charles Stross, Brian Lumley, , David Drake, , Thomas Ligotti, Bruce Sterling, JohnLangan, Tim Pratt, Laird Barron, , , Caitlín R. Kiernan, , , , , , Silvia Moreno-Garcia, , , John Hornor Jacobs)

The Book of Cthulhu (With: Joe Lansdale,Kage Baker,Cherie Priest,Ramsey Campbell,Elizabeth Bear,Charles Stross,Brian Lumley,,David Drake,,Thomas Ligotti,Bruce Sterling,JohnLangan,Tim Pratt,Laird Barron,,,Caitlín R. Kiernan,,,,,,Silvia Moreno-Garcia,,,John Hornor Jacobs) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Cthulhu II (By:Neil Gaiman,Elizabeth Bear,Kim Newman,Fritz Leiber,Karl Edward Wagner,,,Paul Tobin,Michael Chabon,Laird Barron,Caitlín R. Kiernan,Sarah Monette,,,,,,,,,,Matt Wallace,,,Jonathan Wood) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Alchemy and Academe(1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Continuum 1(1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ascent of Wonder(1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cthulhu 2000(1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Space Opera(1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection(1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology(1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Furthest Horizon(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Graven Images(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Cthulhu(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghosts by Gaslight(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wildside Book of Fantasy(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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