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An Evil Guest

(2008)
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Awards
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book (nominee)
Lovecraft mets Blade Runner. This is a stand-alone supernatural horror novel with a 30s noir atmosphere. Gene Wolfe can write in whatever genre he wants--and always with superb style and profound depth. Now following his World Fantasy Award winner, Soldier of Sidon, and his stunning Pirate Freedom, Wolfe turns to the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft and the weird science tale of supernatural horror.

Set a hundred years in the future, An Evil Guest is a story of an actress who becomes the lover of both a mysterious sorcerer and private detective, and an even more mysterious and powerful rich man, who has been to the human colony on an alien planet and learned strange things there. Her loyalties are divided--perhaps she loves them both. The detective helps her to release her inner beauty and become a star overnight. And the rich man is the benefactor of a play she stars in. But something is very wrong. Money can be an evil guest, but there are other evils. As Lovecraft said, "That is not dead which can eternal lie."

Genre: Fantasy    

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Used availability for Gene Wolfe's An Evil Guest

Hardback Editions

September 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Evil Guest
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-7653-2133-5 / 978-0-7653-2133-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: An Evil Guest
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-7653-6097-7 / 978-0-7653-6097-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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November 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Evil Guest
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-7653-2134-3 / 978-0-7653-2134-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2008 : USA, , Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: An Evil Guest
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA