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”.
Lawrence Person has written a good review of Gene Wolfe’s upcoming novel “Home Fires.” He gives you a basic idea of plot and characters without giving anything important away. It’s a good overview if you want to know what you’re getting yourself into before you pick up the book. “Home Fires” is due out January 18, 2011. Thanks Lawrence!