Tags » Gene Wolfe

Alzabo Soup Podcast

I’ve recently started listening to a new Wolfe themed podcast called Alzabo Soup that I’ve found both enjoyable and insightful. The hosts of the show, (Phillip and Andrew) keep the show light-hearted and fun while diving deep into their interpretations of Wolfe’s work. 109 more words

Gene Wolfe

A Borrowed Man

I was first introduced to the works of Gene Wolfe through the Books of the New Sun and the torturer Severian. Found the first of those on one of the random, wandering trips I took through the college library during my graduate school years. 580 more words

Reviews By Dan Smyth


In spite of giving Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun top billing in my recent top 20 books list, I’ve long put off reading the other two series set in the same universe: The Book of the Long Sun, and The Book of the Short Sun. 482 more words

Pop Culture And Its Discontents

Five fantasy novels

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’ve not been writing much lately. I have been reading. It passes the time and expands the mind. 814 more words

Fantasy Novel

The Green Man

I’ve been going through thousands of photos, trying to decide what to do with them and how to organize them.  And I noticed today that Europe is almost  161 more words


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

Ten "Classical" Fantasy Authors Every Fantasy Fan Should Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by the folks at the Broke and the Bookish. Each week has a different theme where participants try to come up with ten things to fit the theme. 826 more words

Top Ten Tuesdays