January Updates

Some good Wolfe activity this month:


New Sun Hailed Addictive in 1o9.com Post

In a post today on io9.com by Charlie Jane Anders, Gene Wolfe’s “The Book of The New Sun”, is listed along with nine other book series as being so addictive you don’t want it to end.  Couldn’t agree more.

See the post here: http://io9.com/5972411/10-book-series-so-addictive-you-never-want-them-to-end

100 Word Review of The Book of the New Sun

The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe - book covers

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.

read more at petergalenmassey.com

Peter Galen Massey’s 100 word review of  “The Book of the New Sun”.

Sketchblog With New Sun Character Studies

I happened upon the blog of an artist who rendered some memorable characters from the Book of the New Sun.  I always enjoy seeing art inspired by these books.  It’s such a creative and visually appealing world.

What Gene Wolfe Expects of His Readers

Michael Andre-Driussi has published a new article on irosf.com in which he uses The Urth of the New Sun to shed some light on the many mysteries that shroud The Book of the New Sun.  As with everything Michael writes it’s an enjoyable and enlightening read.  Just reading it myself has me wanting to pick the Urth Cycle back up for another go.