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By Gene Wolfe

The Washington Post has known as Gene Wolfe "the best author the technological know-how fiction international has but produced." This quantity joins jointly of his rarest and such a lot wanted works--Gene Wolfe's Book of Days and The fort of the Otter--and upload thirty-nine brief essays gathered the following for the 1st time, to type a wealthy and engrossing structure of wonder.

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