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Matthew Keely on Gene Wolfe

In the first of what appears to be a series of posts on Gene Wolfe, Matthew Keely writes about approaching the author’s work and the author himself for the first time. 29 more words

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The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize in Literature last week, so I thought it would be good to revisit my review of his latest novel, … 800 more words


The Fifth Head of Cerberus: A Retrospective

In this post, I’ll be discussing my personal experience reading “The Fifth Head of Cerberus” a novella by Gene Wolfe. If you haven’t read it, this post will be hard to understand. 806 more words


BotNS on Alzabo Soup

If you haven’t yet heard, the guys at Alzabo Soup are pointing the attention of their podcast at Gene Wolfe’s The Book of The New Sun… 46 more words

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A Lycanthrope in Wolfe's clothing: Gene Wolfe's 'Free Live Free'

On the surface, which is always a dangerous place to be in a Gene Wolfe book, Free Live Free is a seemingly mainstream story, with strong elements of farce and screwball comedy, about four misfits and no-hopers who meet by taking advantage of an unusual offer of free accommodation, before becoming involved in a quest to find their missing benefactor, who they believe possesses a mysterious and lost treasure that could benefit all or any of them. 1,322 more words


A Lycanthrope in Wolfe's clothing: Gene Wolfe's 'The Book of the New Sun' overview

I said, when writing about The Shadow of the Torturer, that I was witnessing a writer vaulting into the very first rank of SF writers, and so it was. 1,408 more words


Faith and Fantasy: American Gods

Scary, gripping and often deeply unsettling, Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods has reached a new audience since being adapted recently as a television series. Placing it in a specific genre has however proved tricky since its publication – some have described it as urban fantasy while others label it as mythic fiction. 1,340 more words