The Land Across

The Land Across

The Land Across is a fantasy novel by Gene Wolfe. It was published in 2013 by Tor Books.


Grafton is a travel writer who decides to write the first ever travel guide to "the land beyond the mountains", an otherwise-unnamed Eastern European nation which is almost impossible to reach.


Gary K. Wolfe describes Across as reminiscent of Kafka, and of "classic horror fiction", while specifying that it "never stops being compelling" and is a "tribute to Wolfe's narrative virtuosity".[1] Similarly, Alan Cheuse called it "strange and engrossing",[2]


  1. ^ Science Fiction review: 'The Land Across' by Gene Wolfe and more, by Gary K. Wolfe, in the Chicago Tribune; published February 14, 2014; retrieved January 11 2015
  2. ^ Review: 'The Land Across,' By Gene Wolfe, by Alan Cheuse, at NPR; published November 27, 2013; retrieved January 11 2015