Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe

This is a complete list of Gene Wolfe books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

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List of Urth: Book of the New Sun Books in Publication Order

List of Soldier Of The Mist Books in Publication Order

List of Urth: Book of the Long Sun Books in Publication Order

List of Urth: Book of the Short Sun Books in Publication Order

List of The Wizard Knight Books in Publication Order

List of A Borrowed Man Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Operation Ares
1970
2
Peace
1975
3
The Devil in a Forest
1976
4
Free Live Free
1984
5
There Are Doors
1988
6
Castleview
1990
7
Pandora by Holly Hollander
1990
8
Pirate Freedom
2007
9
An Evil Guest
2008
10
The Sorcerer's House
2010
11
Home Fires
2011
12
The Land Across
2013

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Fifth Head of Cerberus
1972
2
The New Atlantis and Other Novellas of Science Fiction
1975
3
In the Wake of Man (With: R.A. Lafferty)
1975
4
The Island of Dr. Death and Other Stories and Other Stories
1980
5
Gene Wolfe's Book of Days
1981
6
Bibliomen
1984
7
Plan(e)t Engineering
1984
8
Storeys from the Old Hotel
1988
9
For Rosemary
1988
10
Endangered Species
1989
11
Castle of Days
1992
12
Young Wolfe
1992
13
Strange Travelers
2000
14
Starwater Strains
2000
15
Innocents Aboard: New Fantasy Stories
2004
16
The Very Best of Gene Wolfe
2009
17
The Dead Man and Other Horror Stories
2023
18
The Wolfe at the Door
2023

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of R.A. Lafferty Collections in Publication Order (with R.A. Lafferty)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Man Who Made Models (By: R.A. Lafferty)
1970
2
10
Nine Hundred Grandmothers ( By: R.A. Lafferty)
1970
3
Strange Doings ( By: R.A. Lafferty)
1973
4
Does Anyone Else Have Something Further to Add? ( By: R.A. Lafferty)
1974
5
In the Wake of Man (With: R.A. Lafferty)
1975
6
Apocalypses ( By: R.A. Lafferty)
1977
7
Ringing Changes (By: R.A. Lafferty)
1979
8
Golden Gate and Other Stories ( By: R.A. Lafferty)
1982
9
Snake In His Bosom And Other Stories (By: R.A. Lafferty)
1983
10
Man Who Made Models and Other Stories (By: R.A. Lafferty)
1984
11
Slippery And Other Stories (By: R.A. Lafferty)
1985
12
East of Laughter ( By: R.A. Lafferty)
1988
13
Dotty ( By: R.A. Lafferty)
1990
14
Lafferty in Orbit ( By: R.A. Lafferty)
1991
15
The Man Who Walked Through Cracks (By: R.A. Lafferty)
2019
16
The Best of R. A. Lafferty (By: R.A. Lafferty)
2019
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List of Isaac Asimov's Anthology Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
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)
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
2
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)
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
3
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)
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
4
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By: Shawna McCarthy)
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By: Shawna McCarthy)
1985
5
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)
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
6
Isaac Asimov's Aliens (By: Isaac Asimov, Gardner Dozois)
1991
7
Isaac Asimov's Robots (By: Isaac Asimov, Rob Chilson)
1991
8
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite (By: Isaac Asimov, John M. Ford)
1993
9
Isaac Asimov's War (By: Isaac Asimov, Gardner Dozois)
1993
10
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (By: Isaac Asimov, Gardner Dozois)
1994
11
Isaac Asimov's Skin Deep (By: Isaac Asimov, Gardner Dozois)
1995
12
Isaac Asimov's Ghosts (By: Isaac Asimov, Terry Bisson)
1995
13
Isaac Asimov's Christmas (By: Isaac Asimov, Gardner Dozois)
1997
14
Isaac Asimov's Camelot (By: Isaac Asimov, Gardner Dozois, Eleanor Arnason)
1998
15
Isaac Asimov's Detectives (By: Isaac Asimov, Gardner Dozois)
1998
16
Isaac Asimov's Werewolves (By: Isaac Asimov, Suzy McKee Charnas, Gardner Dozois)
1999
17
Isaac Asimov's Solar System (By: Gardner Dozois)
1999
18
Isaac Asimov's Utopias (By: Isaac Asimov, Gardner Dozois)
2000
19
Isaac Asimov's Father Day (By: Isaac Asimov, Gardner Dozois)
2001
20
Isaac Asimov's Halloween (By: Isaac Asimov)
2001
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List of Gene Wolfe Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Orbit 3
1967
2
Orbit 6
1970
3
Nova 1
1970
4
Alchemy and Academe
1970
5
Orbit 11
1972
6
Frontiers 1: Tomorrow's Alternatives
1973
7
Continuum 1
1974
8
Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Science Fiction
1980
9
Isaac Asimov's Near Futures and Far
1981
10
Isaac Asimov's Wonders of the World
1982
11
Isaac Asimov's Space of Her Own
1983
12
Changes | Stories of Metamorphosis
1983
13
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy!
1985
14
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection
1985
15
Terry's Universe: Science fiction's finest writers join in honoring the memory of Terry Carr
1987
16
The Drabble Project
1988
17
Tropical Chills: Fourteen Tales of Scorching Horror to Make Your Blood Run Cold
1988
18
A Separate Star: A Tribute to Rudyard Kipling
1989
19
Second Annual Collection
1989
20
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy!
1989
21
The Year's Best Fantasy 2 / Demons and Dreams
1990
22
Now We Are Sick
1991
23
Isaac Asimov's Aliens
1991
24
Best New Horror 2
1991
25
The Architecture of Fear
1991
26
Walls of Fear
1991
27
Isaac Asimov's Robots
1991
28
Dante's Disciples
1991
29
The Giant Book of Best New Horror
1993
30
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite
1993
31
Isaac Asimov's War
1993
32
The Ascent of Wonder
1994
33
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams
1994
34
Love in Vein
1994
35
Isaac Asimov's Skin Deep
1995
36
Isaac Asimov's Ghosts
1995
37
Cthulhu 2000
1995
38
8
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears
1995
39
Year's Best SF
1996
40
Asimov's Science Fiction, August 1996
1996
41
Space Opera
1996
42
Wild Women
1997
43
Isaac Asimov's Christmas
1997
44
Isaac Asimov's Camelot
1998
45
Isaac Asimov's Detectives
1998
46
The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology
1999
47
Isaac Asimov's Werewolves
1999
48
Isaac Asimov's Solar System
1999
49
The Furthest Horizon
2000
50
Such a Pretty Face: Tales of Power and Abundance
2000
51
Year's Best SF 5
2000
52
Graven Images
2000
53
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #11
2000
54
Isaac Asimov's Utopias
2000
55
Isaac Asimov's Father Day
2001
56
Isaac Asimov's Halloween
2001
57
Dark Masques
2001
58
Supermen
2002
59
Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores
2002
60
Fifteenth Annual Collection
2002
61
Year's Best SF 8
2003
62
The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine: Joe Haldeman and Others
2003
63
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 15
2004
64
Cross Plains Universe
2006
65
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection
2006
66
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition
2006
67
Best New Horror 18
2007
68
Fast Forward 1: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge
2007
69
The Best of Jim Baen's Universe
2007
70
This Is My Funniest 2
2007
71
Twentieth Annual Collection
2007
72
Year's Best SF 13
2008
73
6
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009
2009
74
The Secret History of Science Fiction
2009
75
Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror
2010
76
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2011
2011
77
The Book of Cthulhu
2011
78
Ghosts by Gaslight
2011
79
The Mammoth Book of SF Wars
2012
80
The Wildside Book of Fantasy
2012
81
Season of Wonder
2012
82
Some of the Best from Tor.com, 2012 edition
2013
83
Super Stories of Heroes and Villains
2013
84
Shadows of the New Sun
2013
85
The Time Traveler's Almanac
2013
86
Lightspeed Magazine, July 2014
2014
87
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep
2015
88
Lightspeed Magazine, October 2015
2015
89
Worst Contact
2016
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Gene Wolfe: Biography

Gene Wolfe (Gene Rodman Wolfe) was born on May 7th, 1931. Gene passed away April 19th, 2019 at 87 years old. Gene Wolfe was born in New York, New York, USA.

Gene Wolfe was the author of the Gene Wolfe Short Story Collections series which consists of 18 novels. The Gene Wolfe Short Story Collections series started in 1972 with the novel The Fifth Head of Cerberus. The most recently released novel in the Gene Wolfe Short Story Collections series was The Wolfe at the Door which was released in 2023. There are no upcoming novels for the Gene Wolfe Short Story Collections series.

In 2005, Gene Wolfe's series The Wizard Knight was nominated for the Mythopeic Fantasy Award for best adult literature. Wikipedia explains, like many of Wolfe's writings, The Wizard Knight is characterized by a first person narrator who tells events in fragmentary ways, out of order, and with omissions and connections that must be puzzled out later. At the time, the only novels in the series were The Wizard and The Knight

Gene Wolfe: Awards & Accolades

Gene Wolfe won the World Fantasy Award, Life Achievement, in 1996. Gene Wolfe was also nominated for the Mythopoeic Award, Fantasy Award for Adult Literature, in 2005.

Gene Wolfe has won many awards including:

  • The Shadow of the Torturer won the World Fantasy Award, Novel, in 1981.
  • The Sword of the Lictor won the British Fantasy Award, Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award), in 1983.
  • The Architecture of Fear won the World Fantasy Award, Anthology, in 1988.
  • Storeys from the Old Hotel won the World Fantasy Award, Collection, in 1989.
  • Second Annual Collection won the World Fantasy Award, Anthology, in 1990.
  • Soldier of Sidon won the World Fantasy Award, Novel, in 2007.
  • The Best of Gene Wolfe won the World Fantasy Award, Collection, in 2010.
  • Bone Swans won the World Fantasy Award, Collection, in 2016.

The following novels by Gene Wolfe were also nominated for these awards:

  • The Claw of the Conciliator: Hugo Award, Best Novel (1982). World Fantasy Award, Novel (1982). Mythopoeic Award, Fantasy Award (1982).
  • The Sword of the Lictor: Hugo Award, Best Novel (1983). World Fantasy Award, Novel (1983).
  • Soldier of the Mist: World Fantasy Award, Novel (1987).
  • The Urth of the New Sun: Hugo Award, Best Novel (1988). Seiun Award, Best Translated Long Work (2009).
  • In the House of Gingerbread: World Fantasy Award, Short Fiction (1988).
  • Soldier of Arete: World Fantasy Award, Novel (1990).
  • Walls of Fear: World Fantasy Award, Anthology (1991).
  • Nightside the Long Sun: Mythopoeic Award, Fantasy Award (1997).
  • 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: Mythopoeic Award, Fantasy Award (1997).
  • No Planets Strike (in Strange Travelers): Hugo Award, Best Short Story (1998).
  • Twentieth Annual Collection: British Fantasy Award, Best Anthology (2000).
  • Fifteenth Annual Collection: Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in an Anthology (2002). World Fantasy Award, Anthology (2003). British Fantasy Award, Best Anthology (2003).
  • The Fifth Head of Cerberus: Seiun Award, Best Translated Long Work (2005).
  • Golden City Far: World Fantasy Award, Novella (2005).
  • The Wizard: World Fantasy Award, Novel (2005).
  • Cross Plains Universe: World Fantasy Award, Anthology (2007).
  • Memorare: Hugo Award, Best Novella (2008).
  • An Evil Guest: Mythopoeic Award, Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (2009).
  • The Land Across: World Fantasy Award, Novel (2014).
  • Of Relays and Roses: Seiun Award, Best Translated Short Story (2016).
  • A Borrowed Man: Seiun Award, Best Translated Long Work (2018).

Gene Wolfe: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Gene Wolfe on Book Notification is The Shadow of the Torturer, the 1st novel in the Urth: Book of the New Sun series.

The most read book by Gene Wolfe on Book Notification is The Shadow of the Torturer, the 1st novel in the Urth: Book of the New Sun series.

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  4. N.K. Jemisin, author of the Broken Earth Series.
  5. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.

Gene Wolfe: F.A.Q

When was Gene Wolfe Born?

Gene Wolfe was born on May 7th, 1931.

When did Gene Wolfe die?

Gene Wolfe died on April 19th, 2019 at 87 years old.

Where was Gene Wolfe Born?

Gene Wolfe was born in New York, New York, USA.

What awards has Gene Wolfe won?

Gene Wolfe has won the following awards: Life Achievement at the World Fantasy Award (1996).

What book awards has Gene Wolfe won?

The Shadow of the Torturer: World Fantasy Award Novel (1981).
The Sword of the Lictor: British Fantasy Award Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award) (1983).
The Architecture of Fear: World Fantasy Award Anthology (1988).
Storeys from the Old Hotel: World Fantasy Award Collection (1989).
Second Annual Collection: World Fantasy Award Anthology (1990).
Soldier of Sidon: World Fantasy Award Novel (2007).
The Best of Gene Wolfe: World Fantasy Award Collection (2010).
Bone Swans: World Fantasy Award Collection (2016).

What was the first book Gene Wolfe wrote?

The first novel written by Gene Wolfe was Operation Ares, published in 1970.

What was the most recent book Gene Wolfe wrote?

His most recently released work was The Wolfe at the Door on October 31st, 2023.

How many books has Gene Wolfe written?

Gene Wolfe has written 61 books across 13 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 5 books in the Urth: Book of the New Sun Series
  • 4 books in the Soldier Of The Mist Series
  • 6 books in the Urth: Book of the Long Sun Series
  • 4 books in the Urth: Book of the Short Sun Series
  • 2 books in the The Wizard Knight Series
  • 2 books in the A Borrowed Man Series
  • 12 Standalone Novels
  • 5 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 18 Short Story Collections
  • 3 Non-Fiction Books
  • 1 R.A. Lafferty Collections

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