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The Conclusion of the Book of the New Sun

So, I finally finished The Citadel of the Autarch, the 4th book in Gene Wolfe’s The Book of the New Sun.    The days after I finished felt like going through tangential stages of grief.   1,018 more words


A Lycanthrope in Wolfe's Clothing: Gene Wolfe's 'There Are Doors'

This is a most unusual book from Wolfe, and one I’ve always found difficult to fathom. It’s written in the third person, yet it so closely depicts the headspace of its central character, a man called Green, that it is a typically Wolfean first person unreliable narrator narrative twisted only slightly. 823 more words


Discussing Gene Wolfe's The Sword of the Lictor - Book of the New Sun #3

Out of context, this printing of The Sword of the Lictor looks somewhat awful.  The cover art is embarrassingly terrible, and the font size of the print is just small enough that it was hard for me to read.   1,887 more words


Jon's Author Diary - 007 - November 19, 2017


This week, Jon made slow progress on his part of the collaborative Black Death series and enjoyed revisiting Gene Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer. 69 more words


The Lost Pilgrim

The Lost Pilgrim, by Gene Wolfe

The First Heroes
New Tales of the Bronze Age

Published: 2004

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A little further into The Book of the New Sun

I’m moving through The Book of the New Sun at a pretty good pace.

I’d planned to do two posts for The Claw of the Conciliator… 831 more words


A Lycanthrope in Wolf's Clothing: Gene Wolfe's 'The Urth of the New Sun'

There’s a point in one of his discussions about his career when Gene Wolfe reveals that he had something of an argument with his then-editor over the end of… 1,550 more words