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The island of doctor death and other stories. The death of dr. island. The island of doctor death and other stories. Winter comes to water as well as land, though there are no leaves to fall. The waves that were a bright, hard blue yesterday under a fading sky today are green, opaque, and cold. If you are a boy not wanted in the house you walk the beach for hours, feeling the winter that has come in the night; sand blowing across your shoes, spray wetting the legs of your corduroys.

The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories is a short story collection by American science fiction author Gene Wolfe

The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories is a short story collection by American science fiction author Gene Wolfe. The title story of the collection is "The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories", which recounts the fantasies of a dreamy young boy who is reading a lurid pulp science fiction novel modeled after The Island of Doctor Moreau. The collection also includes "The Death of Dr. Island" and "The Doctor of Death Island"

11, The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories, , (1970), shortstory by Gene . But they are all great stories.

11, The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories, , (1970), shortstory by Gene Wolfe 26, Alien Stones, (1972), novelette by Gene Wolfe 55, La Befana, (1973), shortstory by Gene Wolfe 60, The Hero as Werwolf, (1975), shortstory by Gene Wolfe 74, Three Fingers, (1976), shortstory by Gene Wolfe 80, The Death of Dr. Island, , (1973), novella by Gene Wolfe 131, Feather.

So, if you love Sci-Fi and don't mind trying on something which you might really love, go ahead. The first story in this book may make the reader wonder why exactly Wolfe receives so much praise, for "The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories" (1970) is a very immature work, an unconvincingly written tale of child whose love of pulp adventure magazines helps him escape a broken home. The next story, "Alien Stones", dates from two years later and shows a dramatic improvement in Wolfe's writing.

A superb collection of science fiction and fantasy stories, The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories . Wolfe is simply a superb writer. The Washington Post Book World. Gene Wolfe is among the best writers working in this century. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

A superb collection of science fiction and fantasy stories, The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories is a book that transcends all genr. One of the literary giants of science fiction.

The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories. It is a wonderful book, thick and heavy, with the edges of the pages tinted yellow. The covers are glossy stiff cardboard, and on the front is a picture of a man in rags fighting a thing partly like an ape and partly like a man, but much worse than either. The picture is in color, and there is real blood on the ape-thing; the man is muscular and handsome, with tawny hair lighter than Jason’s and no beard.

Gene Wolfe's Book of Days is a short story collection by American science fiction author Gene Wolfe published . The book is an expansion of the earlier collection The Enquiries of Doctor Eszterhazy (1975), adding six more Eszterhazy stories written later but set earlier

Gene Wolfe's Book of Days is a short story collection by American science fiction author Gene Wolfe published in 1981 by Doubleday. Storeys from the Old Hotel is a short story collection by American science fiction author Gene Wolfe published in 1988. It won the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection. The book is an expansion of the earlier collection The Enquiries of Doctor Eszterhazy (1975), adding six more Eszterhazy stories written later but set earlier. Straw" is an alternate history short story by Gene Wolfe, first published in Galaxy Science Fiction in 1975. 1 2 Joan Gordon (1986).

Hit is +, miss is -. + The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories (1970) Boy befriends island villain at a difficult . + The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories (1970) Boy befriends island villain at a difficult time. Alien Stones (1972) A reason to study calculus. La Befana (1973) At long last, Christmas with aliens. These being the first short stories I've read by Gene Wolfe I went into the read curious, hopeful and genuinely unsure how they'd turn out. I'll be upfront w/my bias; I think Gene Wolfe is an amazing author. The good news: I'm even more impressed by his writing and stories than I was before. The bad news: Not every story is amazing; such is reading short fiction collections.

Gene Wolfes first collection of short stories contains some of his best .

Gene Wolfes first collection of short stories contains some of his best shorter work. Several of the stories are distinguished novellas, such as The Death of Doctor Island, The Doctor of Death Island, The Eyeflash Miracles, and Seven American Nights. The rest are fine short works. Perhaps the most celebrated tale in the book is the final novella, Seven American Nights. The entire section is 564 words.

I had this story from a man who was breaking his word in telling it. How much it has suffered in his hands-I should say in his mouth, rather-I cannot say. In essentials it is true, and I give it to you as it was given to me. This is the story he told. Captain Phillip Ransom had been adrift, alone, for nine days when he saw the island. It was already late evening when it appeared like a thin line of purple on the horizon, but Ransom did not sleep that night.

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ISBN13: 978-0099265801

ISBN: 009926580X

Author: Gene Wolfe

Category: Fantasy

Language: English

Publisher: Arrow Books (1981)

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Macill
A friend had sent me an interview with Mr. Wolfe which claimed that he is one of the greatest writers of Science Fiction still among us. As a lover of science fiction I decided to pick up this collection of his works and sample the goods so to speak. Like any collection of short stories not every single story appealed to me in exactly the same way. While I did enjoy some of them (and I must confess to some of the stories being excellent in the sense that once read they lodge themselves into the imagination and never leave it) some are harder to finish then the others (I haven't finished The Eyeflash Miracles). The stories that made me glad I bought the book were: Le Befana. The Hero as Werwolf, Seven American Nights, and the Island of Doctor Death.

However, these stories are from the 1970's and while they are good they do seem a little old fashioned by now. These stories did not make me want to go out there and buy all other books by Wolfe BUT I don't feel as if I wasted my time or money either. So, if you love Sci-Fi and don't mind trying on something which you might really love, go ahead. For younger readers or readers who are looking for a page turner, beware, this book is written in a very different way then what you might associate with sci-fi.
Macill
A friend had sent me an interview with Mr. Wolfe which claimed that he is one of the greatest writers of Science Fiction still among us. As a lover of science fiction I decided to pick up this collection of his works and sample the goods so to speak. Like any collection of short stories not every single story appealed to me in exactly the same way. While I did enjoy some of them (and I must confess to some of the stories being excellent in the sense that once read they lodge themselves into the imagination and never leave it) some are harder to finish then the others (I haven't finished The Eyeflash Miracles). The stories that made me glad I bought the book were: Le Befana. The Hero as Werwolf, Seven American Nights, and the Island of Doctor Death.

However, these stories are from the 1970's and while they are good they do seem a little old fashioned by now. These stories did not make me want to go out there and buy all other books by Wolfe BUT I don't feel as if I wasted my time or money either. So, if you love Sci-Fi and don't mind trying on something which you might really love, go ahead. For younger readers or readers who are looking for a page turner, beware, this book is written in a very different way then what you might associate with sci-fi.
avanger
This collection is one of Wolfe's best, if not the best. It contains only classics and is a great place for those new to Wolfe to begin. These stories were written mostly in the 70's when Wolfe was writing a lot of short fiction for Damon Knight's Orbit anthos, and many of these pieces come from there. It begins with the title story, a story of a young man whose only escape from his horrible life is comics. But with Wolfe, there is much more than that beneath the surface.

"Alien Stones" is Wolfe's take on Star Trek, if you can imagine that. You don't have to, for it is here. This one I did not like at first. But when I read it again months later, I loved it.

"The Hero as Werewolf" is an inside-out, upside-down horror story set in the not-so-distant future. It is also utter genius.

"Three Fingers" is like a bad acid trip inside a Disney character's head. Lingers long after reading...

"Tracking Song" is like reading a mixture of Greek and Norse myth. It feels familiar in many ways, but you will never guess what's next. A powerful and well-written story that is even better the second time.

"The Toy Theater" is Wolfe at his absolute best. Each and every word in this story is important. If you don't gasp at some point while reading, then maybe you aren't human, hm?

"Seven American Nights" takes place not so long from now in the USA. We haven't fared well at all. This one is told through the eyes of a young man from Iran, a country which is now a major power in the story. An absolute must-read whether you like SF or no. Wolfe's depiction of the US in as little as 50-75 years is perhaps the most chilling I have ever read. Not to mention the story is a mystery that will have you up all night solving it. Absolutely amazing.

I know I didn't list every story, but I could have. They are all equally great. If you buy one collection this year, buy this one. And that's all for me.
avanger
This collection is one of Wolfe's best, if not the best. It contains only classics and is a great place for those new to Wolfe to begin. These stories were written mostly in the 70's when Wolfe was writing a lot of short fiction for Damon Knight's Orbit anthos, and many of these pieces come from there. It begins with the title story, a story of a young man whose only escape from his horrible life is comics. But with Wolfe, there is much more than that beneath the surface.

"Alien Stones" is Wolfe's take on Star Trek, if you can imagine that. You don't have to, for it is here. This one I did not like at first. But when I read it again months later, I loved it.

"The Hero as Werewolf" is an inside-out, upside-down horror story set in the not-so-distant future. It is also utter genius.

"Three Fingers" is like a bad acid trip inside a Disney character's head. Lingers long after reading...

"Tracking Song" is like reading a mixture of Greek and Norse myth. It feels familiar in many ways, but you will never guess what's next. A powerful and well-written story that is even better the second time.

"The Toy Theater" is Wolfe at his absolute best. Each and every word in this story is important. If you don't gasp at some point while reading, then maybe you aren't human, hm?

"Seven American Nights" takes place not so long from now in the USA. We haven't fared well at all. This one is told through the eyes of a young man from Iran, a country which is now a major power in the story. An absolute must-read whether you like SF or no. Wolfe's depiction of the US in as little as 50-75 years is perhaps the most chilling I have ever read. Not to mention the story is a mystery that will have you up all night solving it. Absolutely amazing.

I know I didn't list every story, but I could have. They are all equally great. If you buy one collection this year, buy this one. And that's all for me.
Xlisiahal
Best short story collection in existence. The true range of Wolfe's genius. Each story is in itself a complex little puzzle-box full of secrets and intrigue. The connections found between certain stories adds still more complexity and levels to Wolfe's literary universe. The combination of craft and pure imagination is unmatched in Gene Wolfe's work.
Xlisiahal
Best short story collection in existence. The true range of Wolfe's genius. Each story is in itself a complex little puzzle-box full of secrets and intrigue. The connections found between certain stories adds still more complexity and levels to Wolfe's literary universe. The combination of craft and pure imagination is unmatched in Gene Wolfe's work.
Umi
THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR DEATH AND OTHER STORIES AND OTHER STORIES (yes, it's supposed to be titled that way), first published in 1980, is Gene Wolfe's first collection of short stories. It brings together 14 works published in the 1970's, some of which originally appeared in Damon Knight's "Orbit" anthologies. Like with any collection of short stories it ranges widely, but the volume does contain some of Wolfe's finest pieces.

The first story in this book may make the reader wonder why exactly Wolfe receives so much praise, for "The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories" (1970) is a very immature work, an unconvincingly written tale of child whose love of pulp adventure magazines helps him escape a broken home. The next story, "Alien Stones", dates from two years later and shows a dramatic improvement in Wolfe's writing. On the surface it appears to be about a spaceship crew exploring an abandoned alien vessel, but under the surface hints at a darker story. Wolfe, like Larry Niven in his 60's hard science-fiction works, unfortunately underestimates the progress of technology---his spacecraft's computer uses CRT's and manual switches---and his far-future female character seems suspiciously like a stereotypical ditz of the early 1970's. Nonetheless, the strong storytelling and intricate plot more than make up for this.

"Three Fingers" is a short diversion, an exhibition of Wolfe's droll sense of humour. "Tracking Song" is another of the high points of the volume, the chronicle of a journey on a frozen world where humanity has evolved into myriad diverse forms. The narration is reminiscent of Wolfe's first great novel, THE FIFTH HEAD OF CERBERUS.

If this collection begins with Wolfe's weakest story, it ends with one of his best. "Seven American Nights" is the record of an Iranian visiting a bizarre post-apocalyptic America for less than honourable purposes, an ironic reversal of the phenomenon of 60's hippies visiting the Middle East for drug tourism. The novella contains the hallmarks of Wolfe's finest writing: unreliable narration, casual revelations, fantastic world-building, the perpetual feeling that the reader isn't getting the whole story, and an ending that shows that all the plot's secrets were really right there in the text all along. This is a powerful work, and it is worth buying the entire collection just for it.

While perhaps not ideal for the reader who hasn't read anything but Wolfe yet, this is an excellent work to turn to next if you enjoyed one of his accessible works like The Book of the New Sun, PEACE, or THE FIFTH HEAD OF CERBERUS.
Umi
THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR DEATH AND OTHER STORIES AND OTHER STORIES (yes, it's supposed to be titled that way), first published in 1980, is Gene Wolfe's first collection of short stories. It brings together 14 works published in the 1970's, some of which originally appeared in Damon Knight's "Orbit" anthologies. Like with any collection of short stories it ranges widely, but the volume does contain some of Wolfe's finest pieces.

The first story in this book may make the reader wonder why exactly Wolfe receives so much praise, for "The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories" (1970) is a very immature work, an unconvincingly written tale of child whose love of pulp adventure magazines helps him escape a broken home. The next story, "Alien Stones", dates from two years later and shows a dramatic improvement in Wolfe's writing. On the surface it appears to be about a spaceship crew exploring an abandoned alien vessel, but under the surface hints at a darker story. Wolfe, like Larry Niven in his 60's hard science-fiction works, unfortunately underestimates the progress of technology---his spacecraft's computer uses CRT's and manual switches---and his far-future female character seems suspiciously like a stereotypical ditz of the early 1970's. Nonetheless, the strong storytelling and intricate plot more than make up for this.

"Three Fingers" is a short diversion, an exhibition of Wolfe's droll sense of humour. "Tracking Song" is another of the high points of the volume, the chronicle of a journey on a frozen world where humanity has evolved into myriad diverse forms. The narration is reminiscent of Wolfe's first great novel, THE FIFTH HEAD OF CERBERUS.

If this collection begins with Wolfe's weakest story, it ends with one of his best. "Seven American Nights" is the record of an Iranian visiting a bizarre post-apocalyptic America for less than honourable purposes, an ironic reversal of the phenomenon of 60's hippies visiting the Middle East for drug tourism. The novella contains the hallmarks of Wolfe's finest writing: unreliable narration, casual revelations, fantastic world-building, the perpetual feeling that the reader isn't getting the whole story, and an ending that shows that all the plot's secrets were really right there in the text all along. This is a powerful work, and it is worth buying the entire collection just for it.

While perhaps not ideal for the reader who hasn't read anything but Wolfe yet, this is an excellent work to turn to next if you enjoyed one of his accessible works like The Book of the New Sun, PEACE, or THE FIFTH HEAD OF CERBERUS.
Gunos
Highly literate speculative fiction from one of the masters of the genre.
Makes the reader work for the reward, as each story has multiple layers and endings are not always what they seem.
Gunos
Highly literate speculative fiction from one of the masters of the genre.
Makes the reader work for the reward, as each story has multiple layers and endings are not always what they seem.