Pirate Freedom


  • First publication Tor hardcover, November 2007; jacket cover by David Grove.



Complete plot summary -- SPOILERS


  • General comments on place in Wolfe's corpus
  • Sources of quotes
  • Meanings of names
  • References to other works
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Unresolved Questions


  • Front cover
    "If any writer from within genre fiction ever merited the designation Great Author, it is surely Wolfe." -- The Washington Post Book World
  • Back cover
    "Sentence by sentence, Mr. Wolfe writes as well as anyone in science fiction today." -- New York Times
    "Wolfe is our Melville." -- Ursula K. Le Guin
    "One of the literary giants of science fiction." -- The Denver Post
    "Gene Wolfe is among the best writers working in this country." -- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
    "One of the genre's most literate and thoughtful authors; highly recommended." -- Library Journal (starred review) on Soldier of Sidon
  • Inside flap
    "Gene Wolfe is the smartest, subtlest, most dangerous writer alive today. -- Neil Gaiman
    "Gene Wolfe is as good a writer as there is today. ... I feel a little bit like a musical contemporary attempting to tell people what's good about Mozart." -- Chicago Sun-Times