The best of Gene Wolfe : a definitive retrospective of his finest short fiction /
by Wolfe, Gene.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Tor, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 478 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780765321350; 0765321351; 9780765321367; 076532136X; 9781250618580; 1250618584.Uniform titles: Short stories. Selections.Subject(s): Science fiction, American | Fantasy fiction, American | Fantasy fiction, American | Science fiction, American | Science fiction, American | Science fiction, American | Fantasy fiction, American | Science fiction | Short stories | Fantasy fiction | Fantasy fiction, American | Fantasy fiction | Science fiction | Short stories | Science fiction | Fantasy fictionOnline resources: Table of contents | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
From a literary perspective, this will certainly be the best collection of the year in science fiction and fantasy. Gene Wolfe, of whom The Washington Post said, "Of all SF writers currently active none is held in higher esteem," has selected the short fiction he considers his finest into one volume. There are many award winners and many that have been selected for various Year's Best anthologies among the thirty-one stories, which include: "Petting Zoo," "The Tree Is My Hat," "The Island of Dr. Death and Other Stories," "The Hero as Werewolf," "Seven American Nights," "The Fifth Head of Cerberus," "The Detective of Dreams," and "A Cabin on the Coast." Gene Wolfe has produced possibly the finest and most significant body of short fiction in the SF and fantasy field in the last fifty years, and is certainly among the greatest living writers to emerge from the genres.  This is the first retrospective collection of his entire career. It is for the ages.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
The island of Doctor Death and other stories -- The toy theater -- The fifth head of Cerberus -- Beech Hill -- The recording -- Hour of trust -- The death of Dr. Island -- La Befana -- Forlesen -- Westwind -- The hero as werwolf -- The marvelous brass chessplaying automaton -- Straw -- The eyeflash miracles -- Seven American nights -- The detective of dreams -- Kevin Malone -- The god and his man -- On the train --- From the desk of Gilmer C. Merton -- Death of the island doctor -- Redbeard -- The boy who hooked the sun -- Parkroads : a review -- Game in the pope's head -- And when they appear -- Bed and breakfast -- Petting zoo -- The tree is my hat -- Has anybody seen Junie Moon? -- A cabin on the coast.
An anthology of thirty-one signature short works by the winner of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement includes "Petting Zoo," "The Tree Is My Hat," and "The Island of Dr. Death and Other Stories."
World Fantasy Award, Best Collection 2010.
"The Death of Doctor Island", Nebula Award, Best Novella, 1974.