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Gene Wolfe

On the Rediscovery of The New Sun

I finally finished reading Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun. It took me twenty years, three times as long as it took Gene Wolfe to “translate” the tetralogy. 1,189 more words

Speculative Fiction

The High House

The High House by James Stoddard

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book is a survivor, one of those volumes that has come through multiple bookshelf purges over the years. 1,044 more words


Can You Do One Page A Day?

When I start to date a woman, I want her to love me IMMEDIATELY. That never happens. “You’re going too fast,” and she ends it. 533 more words

Little Toodads

I just noticed my receipt from Half-Priced Books from last weekend. I have always thought the Bellevue location at least had a little personal skew when organizing some of their books. 614 more words

R.A. Lafferty

7 quick takes (1/8/14)


Evidently somepony has compiled a medley of all 44 songs used in all 4 seasons of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I can’t tell you how much this music has become absorbed into my DNA. 1,015 more words


Reprint: Thus We Frustrate Charlemagne

This is another of my In Short columns. It appeared in Vector 275, Spring 2014. 2,200 more words

Science Fiction

Reading The Shadow of the Torturer - Chapter VI: The Traitress

SYNOPSIS: Severian delivers books to the Chatelaine Thecla, currently being held by the Torturers. Thecla is the sister of Thea (who has absconded with Vodalus) and is being used as a bargaining chip by the Autarch. 757 more words