Renowned science-fiction author Gene Wolfe coming to campus April 3 for talk, book signing

Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe

The Friends of the NIU Libraries and DeKalb Public Library’s Science Fiction Book Club are co-sponsoring a book signing and Q-and-A with renowned science-fiction author Gene Wolfe at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the lower level staff lounge of Founders Memorial Library.

The selected title for the evening is “The Shadow of the Torturer,” the first novel of Wolfe’s most well-known series, “The Book of the New Sun.”

“Wolfe is one of the most decorated science-fiction writers across the globe,” said Lynne Thomas, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections for University Libraries.

Wolfe has published more than 70 short stories, novels and other works. The distinguished author has received the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement as well as having been presented with the very first Chicago Literary Hall of Fame’s Fuller Award.

For more information, call (815) 753-9838 or email libraryfriend@niu.edu.

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