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Free Live Free

Free Live Free( )
Author: Wolfe, Gene
Illustrator: Demarco, Rick
ISBN:978-0-9612970-1-5
Publication Date:Oct 1984
Publisher:Mark V. Ziesing
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $45.00
Book Description:

Weird science fiction in a contemporary setting, here is one of Gene Wolfe's major novels--now back in print! Four people in contemporary Chicago become caught up in searching for the lost treasure of Benjamin Free. Jim Stubb, an out-of-work detective; Madame Serpentina, the occultist; Ozzie Barnes, the salesman; and Candy Garth, the generous and overweight prostitute, are brought together for a time to live in Free's house, a house scheduled for demolition. When the demolition...
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Book Details
Pages:496
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Author Biography
Wolfe, Gene (Author)
Gene Wolfe was born in New York City on May 7, 1931. He dropped out of Texas A&M University during his junior year and was drafted into the Army to fight in the Korean War. After the war, he received a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Houston. He worked as an industrial engineer for Procter and Gamble, where he developed the machine that cooks the dough used to make Pringles potato chips. He was an editor of the trade journal Plant Engineering from 1972 to 1984 before retiring to become a full-time writer.

He wrote more than 30 books during his lifetime including The Fifth Head of Cerberus, Peace, The Book of the New Sun, and The Land Across. He received the Campbell Memorial Award, the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award, the Locus Award four times, and the Nebula Award and the World Fantasy Award two times each. In 1996, he was given the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2007 and was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2012. He died after a long battle with heart disease on April 14, 2019 at the age of 87.

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