(urth) New Wolfe Listing on Amazon

"Fernando Q. Gouvêa" fqgouvea at colby.edu
Thu Aug 21 18:41:32 PDT 2008

> Matthew Groves wrote: 
>> What would your personal Best of Gene Wolfe's Short Fiction anthology
>> contain?  I would include all the novellas from The Island of Doctor
>> Death and Other Stories and Other Stories.

Hmmm, an interesting exercise, this. I'd probably favor the shorter 
stories so that I could fit more of them in. Let's see:

The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories
How the Whip Came Back
A Cabin on the Coast
A Solar Labyrinth
The Detective of Dreams
The Hero as Werwolf
How I Lost the Second World War and Helped Turn Back the German Invasion
In Looking-Glass Castle
La Befana
The War Beneath the Tree
No Planets Strike
Our Neighbour by David Copperfield
When I Was Ming the Merciless
The Toy Theater

Naah, it's hopeless. I like too many of them. And that's mostly sticking 
to the older stories and avoiding all the novellas...


Fernando Q. Gouvea
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