A Borrowed Man: A Novel

Hardcover | October 20, 2015

byGene Wolfe

not yet rated|write a review

A Borrowed Man: a new science fiction novel, from Gene Wolfe, the celebrated author of the Book of the New Sun series.

It is perhaps a hundred years in the future, our civilization is gone, and another is in place in North America, but it retains many familiar things and structures. Although the population is now small, there is advanced technology, there are robots, and there are clones.

E. A. Smithe is a borrowed person. He is a clone who lives on a third-tier shelf in a public library, and his personality is an uploaded recording of a deceased mystery writer. Smithe is a piece of property, not a legal human.

A wealthy patron, Colette Coldbrook, takes him from the library because he is the surviving personality of the author of Murder on Mars. A physical copy of that book was in the possession of her murdered father, and it contains an important secret, the key to immense family wealth. It is lost, and Colette is afraid of the police. She borrows Smithe to help her find the book and to find out what the secret is. And then the plot gets complicated.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$23.68
$29.99 list price save 21%
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From the Publisher

A Borrowed Man: a new science fiction novel, from Gene Wolfe, the celebrated author of the Book of the New Sun series.It is perhaps a hundred years in the future, our civilization is gone, and another is in place in North America, but it retains many familiar things and structures. Although the population is now small, there is advance...

Gene Wolfe is winner of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, as well as the Nebula Award (2), the World Fantasy Award (3-most recently for Soldier of Sidon), the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the Prix Apollo. In 2007, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

other books by Gene Wolfe

Sword & Citadel: The Second Half of 'The Book of the New Sun'
Sword & Citadel: The Second Half of 'The Book of the Ne...

Paperback|Oct 15 1994

$17.56$27.99list pricesave 37%
The Book Of The New Sun: Volume 1: Shadow And Claw
The Book Of The New Sun: Volume 1: Shadow And Claw

Paperback|Aug 1 2017

$17.79$19.99list pricesave 11%
see all books by Gene Wolfe
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.45 × 5.72 × 1.08 inPublished:October 20, 2015Publisher:Tom Doherty AssociatesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0765381141

ISBN - 13:9780765381149

Customer Reviews of A Borrowed Man: A Novel

Reviews