Gene Wolfe may be the single best writer in fantasy and SF today. His quotes and reviews certainly support that contention, and so does his impressive short fiction oeuvre. "e;Innocents Aboard"e; gathers fantasy and horror stories from the last decade that have never before been in a Wolfe collection. Highlights from the twenty-two stories include "e;The Tree is my Hat,"e; adventure and horror in the South Seas, "e;The Night Chough,"e; a Long Sun story, "e;The Walking Sticks,"e; a darkly humorous tale of a supernatural inheritance, and "e;Houston, 1943,"e; lurid adventures in a dream that has no end. This is fantastic fiction at its best.