The prolific science fiction and fantasy author Gene Wolfe is dead at 87.

He is probably best known for the "dying Earth" tetralogy The Book of the New Sun and the rest of the Solar Cycle, but his career spanned six decades and many award-winning and award-nominated novels, novellas and short stories.

Time itself is a thing, so it seems to me, that stands solidly like a fence of iron palings with its endless row of years; and we flow past like [the river] Gyoll, on our way to a sea from which we shall return only as rain.

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    I think I've only read The Fifth Head of Cerberus, which is superb. A truly "literary" piece of scifi, which to this day still puzzles me somewhat with its plot. I love it. RIP Gene Wolfe.
    – Andres F.
    Apr 16, 2019 at 2:48
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    Dying Earth was Jack Vance. I love New Sun. RIP. Apr 16, 2019 at 11:37
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    @OrganicMarble Yeah I know, I tried to use it more as a genre classification
    – tobiasvl
    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:00
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    Yeah, Stormblessed's edit changed the meaning and made it wrong. I rolled back.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Apr 16, 2019 at 13:51
  • This is very, very saddening...
    – Mithoron
    Apr 17, 2019 at 19:18


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