Just read a great little post over at Throne of Salt all about generating a scenario for a TTRPG adventure set in Severian’s world of The Book of the New Sun. He created a d30 table of Unexplained Archaisms and a really clever way to get PCs started that uses the story-telling contest from Citadel of the Autarch that takes place in the Pelerine’s field hospital.
Fabio Fernandes is doing a reread of Gene Wolfe’s work in chronological order starting with The Fifth Head of Cerberus over on Tor.com’s blog. He plans to touch on other works related to Wolfe’s books like the Lexicon Urthus by Michael Andre-Driussi during his write-ups as well. I imagine it’ll be a long-spanning but insightful series of posts and worth keeping up with.
Seawrack from “On Blue’s Waters” appears in a Gallery of Favorite Mermaids on Tor.com. Always cool to see Gene Wolfe make these fun little lists.
Fans of science fiction, with two weeks of glorious vacation reading time before them, could do much worse than pick up The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe.
This four-novel series follows Severian, an exile from the guild of The Seekers of Truth and Penitence (ie, torturers and executioners) as he pursues his picaresque and ultimately momentous destiny on an earth so far in the future the sun is burning out.
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Peter Galen Massey’s 100 word review of “The Book of the New Sun”.
I’ve made some big changes recently and will be permanently moving Hoof & Hide from wordpress to Posterous. To make the change easy I’ve registered the domain name Hoofandhide.net. I’ve grown very fond of Posterous and am looking forward to continue updating Hoof and Hide through that service!
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A good pal of mine pointed me to a great Gene Wolfe interview done by Josh Wimmer for io9.com. Gene talks about his new book "Home Fires" and the magic behind writing "near future" science fiction stories. I have to say it's one of the best interviews I've seen with Wolfe and really has me excited about reading his new book.
Here’s something really cool I saw on the Urth mailing list today. It’s a blog posting by a liturgical musician who is good friends with Gene Wolfe. He writes about Wolfe using some of his lyrics in “An Evil Guest.” It’s a really great read. You can read it here. On a side note this link just happens to be the 100th entry to the Hoof&Hide Magnolia group.
Oh yeah! Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!