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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

Assigned Reading

Science Fiction Friday: “The Fifth Head of Cerberus” by Gene Wolfe

Allow me to indulge in three of my favorite things in life: alliteration, science fiction, and short stories.

Gene Wolfe’s “The Fifth Head of Cerberus” tells of the sullen lives of two boys trapped inside their father’s house with little to no human contact aside from their tutor, Mr. 353 more words

You are Dust!

“And what of the dead? I own that I thought of myself, at times, almost as dead. Are they not locked below ground in chambers smaller than mine was, in their millions of millions?

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A Nordic post

Giuseppe Verdi vs Richard Wagner. It’s one of those weird fault lines, like the Beatles vs the Rolling Stones, or Dragon Quest vs Final Fantasy where you can only really like one side, because these cultural artifacts somehow correspond to psycho-aesthetic archetypes that we all are subconsciously categorized by. 697 more words

Fragments Of Culture

Gene Wolfe and the Appeal of "Dark Logic"

I was listening to the podcast Speculate! a few weeks ago (it is one of the most intelligent podcasts about understanding and writing genre fiction that I have ever come across, so if you have never listened to it, go give it a shot).   917 more words