Gene Wolfe (1931-2019) was the Nebula Award-winning author of The
Book of the New Sun tetralogy in the Solar Cycle, as well as the
World Fantasy Award winners The Shadow of the Torturer and
Soldier of Sidon. He was also a prolific writer of
distinguished short fiction, which has been collected in such
award-winning volumes as Storeys from the Old Hotel and
The Best of Gene Wolfe.
A recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award, and six Locus Awards, among many other honors, Wolfe was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2007, and named Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2012.
"Consistently high ambition and achievement." --The New York Times "One of the major SF series of te decade...a bona fide masterpiece." --Publishers Weekly "Few writers dare to attempt a Great Work; Wolfe attempts it and succeeds." --The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction