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Science fiction author Gene Wolfe has died

Gene Wolfe, author of "The Book of the New Sun" and other acclaimed works of science fiction and fantasy, died Sunday at the age of 87.

While Wolfe was never quite as famous as some of his peers, his writing was loved intensely by his fans. Ursula Le Guin, for example, called him "our Melville," while Michael Swanwick described him as "the greatest writer in the English language alive today."

That level of praise (and comparisons between his best-known work and James Joyce's "Ulysses") might seem hyperbolic -- unless you've actually read his best novels and stories. To some, Wolfe's writing represents science fiction's strongest claim toward creating capital-L Literature.

The four-volume "Book of the New Sun," published between 1980 and 1983, remains his best-known single work. It tells the story of Severian, a wandering ...

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yahoo.com     5+ day ago

Acclaimed science fiction author Gene Wolfe dies at 87 Acclaimed science fiction author Gene Wolfe dies at 87 Science fiction literature lost one of its leading lights this week. Gene Wolfe, the auth...

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