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Home Fires Paperback – 13 Feb 2012

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: TOR; Reprint edition (13 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765328194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765328199
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 566,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Gene Wolfe remains a hero to me. He's just turned eighty...and is still writing deep, complex, brilliant fiction that slips between genres.... He's the finest living male American writer of SF and fantasy--possibly the finest living American writer." --Neil Gaiman"With complications involving spies, murderers, cyborgs and pirates...compelling work from one of the genre's grandmasters." --Kirkus Review (starred review)"The purest SF novel from Wolfe in something like a decade.... Amazingly, Wolfe's approach to SF themes that we thought we knew all about is as innovative and elegant as ever." --Locus"[Readers] will be pleased by this latest display of all of the gifts of one of SF's authentic all-time masters, including original and balanced characterization, masterly world-building, and an ethical sensibility of the highest degree." --Booklist"Wolfe still has a few surprises up his sleeve, and Home Fires is one of them... The book is fast-paced and quite accessible, and shows that Gene Wolfe is as much at home writing adventure as he is writing epics." --Analog"The action is interspersed with Skip's reflections...and it's all rendered in a voice that might remind you of a more poignant Robert Heinlein from an alternate dimension. On one level, it's an adventure story and a romance--but this is Gene Wolfe, so expect it to set off some subtle but serious perturbations in your brain and soul, too." --i09.com Gene Wolfe remains a hero to me. He's just turned eighty and is still writing deep, complex, brilliant fiction that slips between genres . He's the finest living male American writer of SF and fantasy--possibly the finest living American writer. "Neil Gaiman" With complications involving spies, murderers, cyborgs and pirates compelling work from one of the genre's grandmasters. "Kirkus Review (starred review)" The purest SF novel from Wolfe in something like a decade . Amazingly, Wolfe's approach to SF themes that we thought we knew all about is as innovative and elegant as ever. "Locus" [Readers] will be pleased by this latest display of all of the gifts of one of SF's authentic all-time masters, including original and balanced characterization, masterly world-building, and an ethical sensibility of the highest degree. "Booklist" Wolfe still has a few surprises up his sleeve, and "Home Fires" is one of them The book is fast-paced and quite accessible, and shows that Gene Wolfe is as much at home writing adventure as he is writing epics. "Analog" The action is interspersed with Skip's reflections...and it's all rendered in a voice that might remind you of a more poignant Robert Heinlein from an alternate dimension. On one level, it's an adventure story and a romance--but this is Gene Wolfe, so expect it to set off some subtle but serious perturbations in your brain and soul, too. "i09.com"" "Gene Wolfe remains a hero to me. He's just turned eighty...and is still writing deep, complex, brilliant fiction that slips between genres.... He's the finest living male American writer of SF and fantasy--possibly the finest living American writer." --Neil Gaiman "With complications involving spies, murderers, cyborgs and pirates...compelling work from one of the genre's grandmasters." --"Kirkus Review" (starred review) "The purest SF novel from Wolfe in something like a decade.... Amazingly, Wolfe's approach to SF themes that we thought we knew all about is as innovative and elegant as ever." --"Locus" "[Readers] will be pleased by this latest display of all of the gifts of one of SF's authentic all-time masters, including original and balanced characterization, masterly world-building, and an ethical sensibility of the highest degree." --"Booklist""Wolfe still has a few surprises up his sleeve, and "Home Fires" is one of them... The book is fast-paced and quite accessible, and shows that Gene Wolfe is as much at home writing adventure as he is writing epics." --"Analog""The action is interspersed with Skip's reflections...and it's all rendered in a voice that might remind you of a more poignant Robert Heinlein from an alternate dimension. On one level, it's an adventure story and a romance--but this is Gene Wolfe, so expect it to set off some subtle but serious perturbations in your brain and soul, too." --i09.com Praise for Gene Wolfe: "Wolfe stands out as a major figure in contemporary science fiction and fantasy.""--Vector""A whole that transcends its incongruous parts. Wolfe is one of the very few writers who could bring off such a tour de force.""--Asimov's Science Fiction "on "An Evil Guest" Praise for Gene Wolfe: "Wolfe stands out as a major figure in contemporary science fiction and fantasy.""-Vector""A whole that transcends its incongruous parts. Wolfe is one of the very few writers who could bring off such a tour de force.""-Asimov's Science Fiction "on "An Evil Guest"

About the Author

GENE WOLFE is winner of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and many other awards. In 2007, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. He lives in Barrington, Illinois.


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