I have to admit I’ve been struggling getting through Wolfe’s latest novel, “The Land Across.” It’s not that it’s written poorly or that it isn’t interesting, it’s that it just doesn’t compete well with all the distractions in my life, and so I find myself in no hurry to return to its pages to find out what will happen next.
Stephen Case’s review of the book is the best and most honest I’ve seen so far. It’s a good read for any Wolfe fan (like myself) who might feel a little bad for not enjoying Wolfe’s newest work as much as they hoped they would.
Gene Wolfe has two pieces included in a new collection of short stories entitled, “The Time Traveler’s Alamac.” The book is described as being one of the largest collection of time travel stories ever published with “The Lost Pilgrim” and “Against The Lafayette Escadrille” being the Wolfe stories among its pages. Other authors in the collection include well known names such as Douglas Adams, H.G. Wells, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Ray Bradbury. There are even some non-fiction articles for your reading pleasure. eBook, paperback and hard bound versions are due for release on March 18th, but there have been accounts of some Barnes & Nobles putting it on the shelves a bit early over the weekend.