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Endangered Species (edition 1990)

by Gene Wolfe

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Title:Endangered Species
Authors:Gene Wolfe
Info:Tom Doherty Assoc Llc (1990), Reprint, Paperback
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Tags:sf, fantasy, short stories

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Another year, another Gene Wolfe short story collection. This one is particularly large, with 30 stories. Some of them didn’t quite grab me, but there are still plenty of amazing stories in here. It’s been close to a year since I read them, so I don’t remember much, but just looking over the table of contents, I can recall the following as being standout stories: “The Map” (taking place after The Book of the New Sun), “The HORARS of War”, “All the Hues of Hell”, “Procreation” (very Borgesian), “The Tale of the Rose and the Nightingale” (this one has lingered the most), and “Silhouette”. I’ve got one more Wolfe collection left to read in 2013, and I can’t wait! ( )
  saltmanz | Jan 8, 2013 |
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Contents:
Introduction
A Cabin on the Coast
The Map [Solar Cycle]
Kevin Malone
The Dark of the June [Gene Wolfe Continuum Series (1) ]
The Death of Hyle [Gene Wolfe Continuum Series (2) ]
From the Notebook of Doctor Stein [Gene Wolfe Continuum Series (3) ]
Thag [Gene Wolfe Continuum Series (4) ]
The Nebraskan and the Nereid
In the House of Gingerbread
The Headless Man
The Last Thrilling Wonder Story
House of Ancestors
Our Neighbour by David Copperfield
When I Was Ming the Merciless
The God and His Man
The Cat [Solar Cycle]
The War Beneath the Tree
Eyebem
The HORARS of War
The Detective of Dreams
Peritonitis
The Woman Who Loved the Centaur Pholus [Anderson]
The Woman the Unicorn Loved [Anderson]
The Peace Spy
All the Hues of Hell
Procreation
Lukora
Suzanne Delage
Sweet Forest Maid
My Book
The Other Dead Man
The Most Beautiful Woman on the World
The Tale of the Rose and the Nightingale (And What Came of It)
Silhouette
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0765310333, Paperback)

Wolfe, whose tetralogy The Book of the New Sun was the most acclaimed science fiction work of the 1980s, offered his second collection of short fiction in 1990 to universal acclaim. This is a hefty volume of over 30 unforgettable stories in a variety of genres-- SF, fantasy, horror, mainstream-many of them offering variations on themes and situations found in folklore and fairy tales, and including two stories, "The Cat" and "The Map," which are set in the universe of his New Sun novels. Wolfe's deconstructions/reconstructions are provocative, multilayered, and resonant. This embarrassment of literary riches is a must for all Gene Wolfe fans, and anyone who loves a good tale beautifully told.

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More than 30 unforgettable stories in a variety of genres.

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