Peace (Paperback)

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Originally published in 1975, Peace is a spellbinding, brilliant tour de force of the imagination. The melancholy memoir of Alden Dennis Weer, an embittered old man living out his last days in a small midwestern town, the novel reveals a miraculous dimension as the narrative unfolds. For Weer's imagination has the power to obliterate time and reshape reality, transcending even death itself. Powerfully moving and uncompromisingly honest, Peace ranks alongside the finest literary works of our time.

Hailed as "one of the literary giants of SF" by the Denver Post, Gene Wolfe has repeatedly won the field's highest honors, including the Nebula, the Hugo, and the World Fantasy awards. Peace is Gene Wolfe's first full-length novel, a work that shows the genius that later flourished in such acclaimed works as The Fifth Head of Cerberus and The Book of The New Sun.

About the Author

Gene Wolfe is the author of two dozen novels and hundreds of short stories. Possibly the most critically acclaimed science fiction/fantasy author of our time, he is most famous for the bestselling, Nebula Award-winning The Book of the New Sun tetrology in the Solar Cycle, as well as the World Fantasy Award winners The Shadow of the Torturer and Soldier of Sidon. Wolfe is also a prolific writer of distinguished short fiction, which has been collected in many volumes over the last four decades, including the award-winning Storeys from the Old Hotel and The Best of Gene Wolfe.

Wolfe has received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award, and six Locus Awards, among other honors. In 2007, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In 2012, he was awarded the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master Award.

Wolfe lives with his wife, Rosemary, in Barrington, Illinois.

Praise For…

“A tricky, evil, deep, and remarkable novel by one of America's finest writers.... It is not merely one of my favorite books (although it is certainly that); it is one of a tiny handful of modern novels of which I am in awe.” —Neil Gaiman, author of SANDMAN

“This delicate, insubstantial web of Alden Dennis Weer's memoirs acquires a solidity and a timelessness which may well make it one of Wolfe's most remarkable works.” —SF Site

“[Gene Wolfe's] first fantasy novel, Peace, may be his finest.” —The Encyclopedia of Fantasy

“Gene Wolfe is the finest writer the science fiction world has yet produced.” —The Washington Post on Gene Wolfe

“Gene Wolfe is unique. If there were forty or fifty of this first-rate author—no, let’s be reasonable and ask Higher Authorities for only four or five—American literature as a whole would be enormously enriched.” —Chicago Sun-Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780765334565
ISBN-10: 0765334569
Publisher: Orb Books
Publication Date: December 11th, 2012
Pages: 320
Language: English