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Praise for Gene Wolfe:
“Wolfe stands out as a major figure in contemporary science fiction and fantasy.”
“A whole that transcends its incongruous parts. Wolfe is one of the very few writers who could bring off such a tour de force.”
—Asimov’s Science Fiction on An Evil Guest
Most people seem to like his work, but I just could not get into it.
A new novel from Gene Wolfe is always a cause for celebration, simply because he is one of science fiction and fantasy's best prose stylists and storytellers.
What saves the book is Wolfe's philosophical ruminations as well as the beauty and pathos he invests in his central characters.
Wolfe is notable for his evasive writing style with which he seems to skirt the plot he wants to write about and, instead, works around it with vagueness and nebulousness. Read morePublished 5 months ago by 2theD
mmmm....good. I read it in one night by accident. touches of old mystery novels or hard boiled detective work, and some of the intricacies of Neal Stephenson character plotting, if... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Eric Simpkins
Gene Wolf is an excellent author, so you could expect excellent writing, and you get it here. The sparse style reminded me of the old classic Bridge Over St Louis Rey, though of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Al Treder
The premise of Gene Wolfe's HOME FIRES is that rich lawyer Skip Grison welcomes home his girlfriend Chelle, who has been in a distant star system fighting alien enemies. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Christopher Culver
A veteran of alien wars returns home to a husband who has aged while she has not. His attempts to woo her again have many unintended consequences leading to an updated Murder on... Read morePublished on January 18, 2013 by MrsPhud
I audibly snorted in disgust upon finishing this book, having continued to the bitter end hoping for some sort of resolution to the myriad plotlines that were introduced then... Read morePublished on October 16, 2012 by I. Morgan
I've read every one of Gene's published works (to my knowledge) with the exception of "Peace". I am definitely a fan, but was disappointed with "Home Fires". Read morePublished on August 5, 2012 by TozerBGood
Home Fires is a heady mixture of the effects traveling at near light speed has on romantic relationships, how we interact with our parents (even after one of them has had her brain... Read morePublished on March 1, 2012 by Christina Paige
A new novel from Gene Wolfe is always a cause for celebration, simply because he is one of science fiction and fantasy's best prose stylists and storytellers. Read morePublished on January 31, 2012 by John Kwok