Science Fiction Grand Master Gene Wolfe, 1931 – 2019

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Science Fiction Grand Master Gene Wolfe, the author of more than two dozen novels, most famously the four-volume Book of the New Sun, has died at age 87.

A former engineer turned prolific short-story writer and novelist, Wolfe has won many science fiction and fantasy literary awards over the course of his career. He is noted for his dense, allusive prose as well as for the strong influence of his Catholic faith on his writing. The Book of the New Sun was but the first part of his Solar Cycle, which also includes the trilogies The Book of the Long Sun and The Book of the Short Sun.

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