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A Lycanthrope in Wolfe's clothing: Gene Wolfe's 'The Shadow of the Torturer'

I owe a debt of thanks to Ursula Le Guin for discovering this book at the time I did. I was still in my mid-twenties and had only really begun to open out to SF/Fantasy after first reading… 2,665 more words


A Lycanthrope in Wolfe's Clothing: The Solar Cycle

Since the series was completed in 1983, I estimate that I have read Gene Wolfe’s The Book of the New Sun at least twenty times, with familiarity breeding not contempt but an ever deeper satisfaction at what I immerse myself in: should I ever be shipwrecked on that infamous Desert Island, there is no question as to the book I would take. 804 more words


Reading diary, #52

I’m still trying to pick up the pace of my reading, but I’ve not had all that much success so far. I’m managing to keep ahead of my TBR – ie, I’m reading more books each month than I buy, although I’m not buying as many as I have done in the past – but I’m still more than a dozen books behind in my Goodreads reading challenge of 140 books by the end of the year. 2,366 more words


A Lycanthrope in Wolfe's Clothing: Gene Wolfe's 'The Devil in a Forest'

The Devil in a Forest was first published in Britain as part of the wave of enthusiasm for all Gene Wolfe’s books that followed hard on the appearance of… 1,436 more words


A Lycanthrope in Wolfe's Clothing - Gene Wolfe's 'Peace'

There is as great a contrast between Gene Wolfe’s third novel, Peace and The Fifth Head of Cerberus as there was between that book and its predecessor. 968 more words


Do Not Read These At Home

More duds for your enjoyment and avoidance, the most recent in an occasional series of hatchet jobs. Links to others in the series are at the end of the page. 1,232 more words


Review: Sword and Citadel by Gene Wolfe

From my Goodreads review:

A young man from marginal circumstances finds an artifact of great power, and goes on a quest that leads to him ruling over the land: any reader of fantasy is familiar with the basic outlines of this story. 611 more words

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