Gene Wolfe. The Very Best of Gene Wolfe. 2009.

Gene Wolfe. The Very Best of Gene Wolfe. A Definitive Retrospective of His Finest Short Fiction. Hornsea, East Yorkshire: PS Publishing, 2009.

Collection of short stories by the legendary Gene Wolfe, the nimblest stylist at work in contemporary science fiction. Wolfe’s novels include multi-volume series dense with meaning, and several works that interrogate the nature of genre literature: fantasy, pirate fiction, pulp adventure, and science fiction. This applies equally to the short fiction: it is tricky and indirect, rich in allusion and portent, and sometimes written with a simple clarity that nonetheless conceals as much as it discloses.

One of 100 copies signed by Wolfe and Kim Stanley Robinson, who wrote the introduction.

No. 68.