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The Executioner's Song : Gene Wolfe - "Shadow of the Torturer" and "Claw of the Conciliator" (The Book of the New Sun #1 and 2)

What do we commoners look for in our fantastic literature? Severian, (the reminiscing protagonist of Gene Wolfe’s “Book of the New Sun”) suggests that we expect the same things from books that we expect from a well-conducted public execution: 930 more words

Fantasy/ Sci-Fi

Smilodon Tracks

I couldn’t help but smile at the recent discovery of these fossilized footprints of a saber-toothed cat. Made about 50,000 years ago they may perhaps be made again hundreds of thousands of years into the future under the glow of a dying sun.

Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun

My Great 2016 Re-read has led me to the Book of the New Sun tetralogy. This is only my second time reading through it unlike say… 159 more words

Book of the Week - January 7th, 2016

This week, appropriately, we have a beginning and an ending: The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe, the final volume of The Book of the New Sun… 423 more words


Book of the Week - December 22nd, 2015

I’m back with an early post, since I know everyone will be busy with family and friends and important things like eating loads of ham this weekend. 639 more words


Book of the Week - December 17th, 2015

As part of my efforts to remain free from Star Wars spoilers today, I thought I’d get a jump on my Book of the Week post. 695 more words