Gene Wolfe's Book of Days

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Gene Wolfe's Book of Days
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First edition
AuthorGene Wolfe
Cover artistLawrence Ratzkin
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience fiction and fantasy
PublisherDoubleday Books
Publication date
1981
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pages182 pp
ISBN978-0-385-15991-3

Gene Wolfe's Book of Days is a short story collection by American science fiction author Gene Wolfe published in 1981 by Doubleday.

The stories within the collection are each paired with a holiday within the calendar year that is thematically linked to the content of the story. Thus, a story about the resurgence of slavery ("How the Whip Came Back") is dedicated to Lincoln's Birthday.

The material here was combined with The Castle of the Otter to make the volume Castle of Days.

The stories (and their respective holidays)[edit]