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)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Claw of the Conciliator (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sword of the Lictor (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Citadel of the Autarch (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Urth of the New Sun (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Soldier Of The Mist Books

Soldier of the Mist (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Soldier of Arete (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Latro in the Mist (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Soldier of Sidon (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Urth: Book of the Long Sun Books

Nightside the Long Sun (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Litany of the Long Sun (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Caldé of the Long Sun (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lake of the Long Sun (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Epiphany of the Long Sun (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Exodus from the Long Sun (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Urth: Book of the Short Sun Books

On Blue's Waters (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In Green's Jungles (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book of the Short Sun (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Return to the Whorl (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Wizard Knight Books

Publication Order of A Borrowed Man Books

A Borrowed Man (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Interlibrary Loan (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Operation Ares (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Peace (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Devil in a Forest (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Free Live Free (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
There Are Doors (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Castleview (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pandora by Holly Hollander (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pirate Freedom (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
An Evil Guest (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sorcerer's House (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Home Fires (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Land Across (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Of Relays and Roses (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In the House of Gingerbread (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
No Planets Strike (in Strange Travelers) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Golden City Far (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Memorare (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Fifth Head of Cerberus (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The New Atlantis and Other Novellas of Science Fiction (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In the Wake of Man (With: R.A. Lafferty) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Island of Dr. Death and Other Stories and Other Stories (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gene Wolfe's Book of Days (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bibliomen (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Plan(e)t Engineering (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Storeys from the Old Hotel (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
For Rosemary (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Endangered Species (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Castle of Days (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Young Wolfe (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Strange Travelers (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Starwater Strains (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Innocents Aboard: New Fantasy Stories (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Very Best of Gene Wolfe (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dead Man and Other Horror Stories (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wolfe at the Door (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Castle of the Otter (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Letters Home (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
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)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of R.A. Lafferty Collections

(with R.A. Lafferty)

The Man Who Made Models (By: R.A. Lafferty) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nine Hundred Grandmothers (By: R.A. Lafferty) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Strange Doings (By: R.A. Lafferty) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Does Anyone Else Have Something Further to Add? (By: R.A. Lafferty) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In the Wake of Man (With: R.A. Lafferty) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Apocalypses (By: R.A. Lafferty) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ringing Changes (By: R.A. Lafferty) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Golden Gate and Other Stories (By: R.A. Lafferty) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Snake In His Bosom And Other Stories (By: R.A. Lafferty) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man Who Made Models and Other Stories (By: R.A. Lafferty) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Slippery And Other Stories (By: R.A. Lafferty) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
East of Laughter (By: R.A. Lafferty) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dotty (By: R.A. Lafferty) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lafferty in Orbit (By: R.A. Lafferty) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Man Who Walked Through Cracks (By: R.A. Lafferty) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of R. A. Lafferty (By: R.A. Lafferty) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Isaac Asimov's Anthology Books

Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Science Fiction (With: Isaac Asimov,Tanith Lee,Phyllis Eisenstein,Barry B. Longyear,John M. Ford,Arnie Bateman,Alan Dean Foster,Martin Gardner,Randall Garrett,Rob Chilson,Ted Reynolds,George Scithers,Richard S. McEnroe,Jeff Duntemann,R.N. Bracewell,K.W. MacAnn,G. Richard Bozarth) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Near Futures and Far (By: Isaac Asimov,Frederik Pohl,Carter Scholz,Barry B. Longyear,John M. Ford,Jack Williamson,Darrell Schweitzer,John Brunner,Juleen Brantingham,Martin Gardner,Richard Wilson,Milton A. Rothman,Elizabeth Anne Hull,Sharon Webb,Somtow Sucharitkul,Lee Weinstein,Ted Reynolds,George Scithers,F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre,William Tuning,Francis E. Izzo,Paul David Novitski,Lee Russell,Seth S. Horowitz,Tol E. Rant,S. Dale,Julie Flores,Tony Sarowitz) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Space of Her Own (By: Connie Willis,Ursula K. Le Guin,Pat Cadigan,Joan D. Vinge,Tanith Lee,Pamela Sargent,Lee Killough,Mary Gentle,Mildred Downey Broxon,Shawna McCarthy,Sharon Webb,Leigh Kennedy,Stephanie A. Smith,Cherie Wilkerson,Julie Stevens,Sydney J. Van Scyoc,Cyn Mason,P.A. Kagan,P.J. MacQuarrie,Janet O. Jeppson,Beverly Grant,Hope Athearn) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By: Shawna McCarthy) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By: Connie Willis,George R.R. Martin,Ron Goulart,John Kessel,George Alec Effinger,Robert Thurston,Tanith Lee,Lucius Shepard,Scott Baker,Lillian Carl,Juleen Brantingham,Lee Killough,Ian McDowell,Daphne Castell,Sharon N. Farber,Richard Kearns,Shawna McCarthy,Leigh Kennedy,Gregg Keizer,Kristi Olesen) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Aliens (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Robots (By: Isaac Asimov,Rob Chilson) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite (By: Isaac Asimov,John M. Ford) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's War (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Skin Deep (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Ghosts (By: Isaac Asimov,Terry Bisson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Christmas (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Camelot (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois,Eleanor Arnason) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Detectives (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Werewolves (By: Isaac Asimov,Suzy McKee Charnas,Gardner Dozois) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Solar System (By: Gardner Dozois) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Utopias (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Father Day (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Halloween (By: Isaac Asimov) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Orbit 3(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Orbit 6(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nova 1(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alchemy and Academe(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Orbit 11(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Frontiers 1: Tomorrow's Alternatives(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Orbit 12(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Continuum 1(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Science Fiction(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Isaac Asimov's Wonders of the World(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Changes | Stories of Metamorphosis(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Terry's Universe: Science fiction's finest writers join in honoring the memory of Terry Carr(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Drabble Project(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tropical Chills: Fourteen Tales of Scorching Horror to Make Your Blood Run Cold(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Separate Star: A Tribute to Rudyard Kipling(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Second Annual Collection(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Fantasy 2 / Demons and Dreams(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Now We Are Sick(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best New Horror 2(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Architecture of Fear(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Walls of Fear(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dante's Disciples(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Giant Book of Best New Horror(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ascent of Wonder(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Love in Vein(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cthulhu 2000(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best SF(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Asimov's Science Fiction, August 1996(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Space Opera(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wild Women(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Furthest Horizon(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Such a Pretty Face: Tales of Power and Abundance(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best SF 5(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Graven Images(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #11(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Masques(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Supermen(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fifteenth Annual Collection(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best SF 8(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine: Joe Haldeman and Others(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 15(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cross Plains Universe(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best New Horror 18(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fast Forward 1: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
This Is My Funniest 2(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
TwentiethAnnual Collection(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Year's Best SF 13(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year\'s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Secret History of Science Fiction(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2011(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book of Cthulhu(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ghosts by Gaslight(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mammoth Book of SF Wars(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wildside Book of Fantasy(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Season of Wonder(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Some of the Best from Tor.com, 2012 edition(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Super Stories of Heroes and Villains(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadows of the New Sun(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Time Traveler's Almanac(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, July 2014(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightspeed Magazine, October 2015(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Worst Contact(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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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