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No, that’s near-genius, not super genius.

Lately, that’s what I’ve been calling myself, a near-genius.  I took an IQ test in high school and missed the cutoff for genius by five points.  139 more words


THE LAND ACROSS, by Gene Wolfe

My review of Gene Wolfe’s The Land Across is now up at Skiffy & Fanty:

“…Recently released in trade paperback format by Tor Books, Wolfe’s 2013 novel,  42 more words


Review copies: Carey, LeGuin, Wolfe, Sanderson, Deas, Cargill, Hunt

Courtesy of Gollancz, Ursula K. LeGuin’s THE WORD FOR WORLD IS FOREST; Linda Carey, Louise Carey, and M.R. Carey, THE HOUSE OF WAR AND WITNESS; Gene Wolfe, THE BOOK OF THE NEW SUN Vol. 84 more words


The Citadel of the Autarch (Book of the New Sun #4) (1983) by Gene Wolfe

… in which a hero goes on a dreamlike journey… to find a shirt…

Rajan Khanna, at Lit Reactor, calls it “fractal.” Peter Wright, at Ultan’s Library, says… 1,554 more words

Science Fiction

2/25, 2/24, 2/23: Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun - Epic, or at Least Long

#1: Read Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun, which is actually a tetralogy, over the past three days. Guess the books aren’t that long. For a fantasy-epic, they’re not very epic, either. 984 more words

Shadow of the Torturer: Book Review

I recently ranted to a friend about how irritated I am by teenage infatuation as a plot motivation. A lot of it stemmed from my fairly recent consumption of several TV shows and at least one book. 922 more words


Reading The Shadow of the Torturer - Chapters IX-X

SYNOPSIS: Severian and Roche arrive at the House Azure, and Severian chooses to bed a prostitute who both has the same name and likeness as Chatelaine Thecla. 908 more words

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