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Is Joel Ebiid a member of the torturers guild?

Yesterday, Joel Ebiid wore a face mask during his return to active play, in Philadelphia’s victory over the Miami Heat. I am not a great fan of basketball, but during the playoffs, basketball news is always trending, so I chanced upon the images of Ebiid. 309 more words

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Book Haul/Spotlight: Shadow & Claw: The First Half of 'The Book of the New Sun' by Gene Wolfe

I have been adding many new books to my collection recently. My interest in reading has shifted to older books and authors. So I thought instead of just a simple book haul post I would do more of a spotlight/introduction post as well. 790 more words

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My 2017 Reading Awards

As usual, I’m going to do a best of 2017 books list. This does not mean the book came out in 2017; it means I read it this year. 762 more words

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A Lycanthrope in Wolf's Clothing: Gene Wolfe's 'The Urth of the New Sun'

There’s a point in one of his discussions about his career when Gene Wolfe reveals that he had something of an argument with his then-editor over the end of… 1,550 more words

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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

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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

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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

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