Innocents Aboard

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First edition (publ. Tor Books
Cover art René Magritte
Le Château des Pyrénées (1949)

Innocents Aboard is a short story collection by American science fiction and fantasy author Gene Wolfe published in 2004. The stories are primarily fantasy or horror, not science-fiction. The title is an homage to Mark Twain's first book, The Innocents Abroad. The book was nominated for a Locus Award in 2005.[1]

List of stories[edit]

  • The Tree Is My Hat
  • The Old Woman Whose Rolling Pin Is the Sun
  • The Friendship Light
  • Slow Children At Play
  • Under Hill
  • The Monday Man
  • The Waif
  • The Legend of Xi Cygnus
  • The Sailor Who Sailed After the Sun
  • How the Bishop Sailed to Inniskeen
  • Houston, 1943
  • A Fish Story
  • Wolfer
  • The Eleventh City
  • The Night Chough (related to The Book of the Long Sun)
  • The Wrapper
  • A Traveler in Desert Lands
  • The Walking Sticks
  • Queen
  • Pocketsful of Diamonds
  • Copperhead
  • The Lost Pilgrim


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2009-08-24.