In the first of what appears to be a series of posts on Gene Wolfe, Matthew Keely writes about approaching the author’s work and the author himself for the first time. Matthew gives us an interesting and personal perspective on Wolfe and I look forward to the next installment of this series over at Tor.com
Tor.com started a book club a while back that gives out a free ebook at the beginning of every month. This month’s free ebook happens to be “Shadow & Claw” and, after signing up via email, is available in both mobi and epub formats. The offer is good until March 13th. Please be advised that signing up for Tor.com’s book club does indeed sign you up for their newsletter. All things considered, Tor does push some pretty nice content out and I’ve never personally felt they were spammy. Biased maybe, but not spammy.
Here is the link to all the details:
I’m a couple days late mentioning it this year but Gene Wolfe celebrated his 85th birthday on Saturday, May 7th. So a very happy birthday to Mr. Wolfe!
Mordicai Knode wrote up something wonderful about him over on Tor.com in honor of his 85th year of life.
Tor.com celebrates our favorite author’s birthday with a nice little blog post.
“If that sentence is enough to convince you, stop reading now and go pick it up. You’ll be richly rewarded. If not, let me say this: Peace is a novel that will sneak up behind you and scare the bejeesus out of you. Not as a shocker or a slasher, but as a creeper. It falls on you like a shadow, it crawls up your skin like goose bumps. It is the slow dread of dawning comprehension. Peace will spook you because you’ll be the one figuring it out. Like Pinhead’s puzzlebox, once you read Peace you’ll find yourself drawn back to it, fiddling with it, reflecting on what you read until it all clicks into place and you understand.”
A wonderful write up by Mordicai Knode on Tor.com, on one of Gene Wolfe’s less talked about novels. Visit the link for the complete post.