A collection of three linked novellas.
Far out from Earth, two sister planets, Saint Anne and Saint Croix,
circle each other in an eternal dance. It is said a race of
shapeshifters once lived here, only to perish when men came. But one
man believes they can still be found, somewhere in the back of the
In The Fifth Head of Cerberus, Wolfe skillfully interweaves three bizarre tales to create a mesmerizing pattern: the harrowing account of the son of a mad genius who discovers his hideous heritage; a young man's mythic dreamquest for his darker half; the bizarre chronicle of a scientist's nightmarish imprisonment. Like an intricate, braided knot, the pattern at last unfolds to reveal astonishing truths about this strange and savage alien landscape.
Gene Wolfe (born 1931) is an American author author of two dozen novels and hundreds of short stories. He is best known for the three multi-part series The Book of the New Sun, The Book of the Long Sun, and The Book of the Short Sun. In 1996, he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Fantasy Convention. He lives in Barrington, Illinois, with his wife Rosemary.
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