Gene Wolfe

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eh, if they can find a hundred suckers, why not

thomp, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:33 (five years ago) Permalink

spoilers can only hurt u if u let them, maaaaan

We mean it, maaaaan,
We love our Gene

Stars on 45 Fell on Alabama (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:38 (five years ago) Permalink

i mean, i agree with that for sure (you see the same thing in records sometimes but rarely at that high a price.), it's fine to sell something nice at a high price, but i guess i just underestimate the demand for boutique editions of cult(ish) sf & horror novels, and even among the people who would want the book how many would be able to toss a few hundred bucks at it? like, for the four books--total price of the paperback omnibuses is somewhere around $30; for the boutique editions probably around $900. it makes me feel poor, kind of? xp about book pricing

one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:42 (five years ago) Permalink

people like nice stuff, disposable income, collector mentality i know. i get weirdly obsessive abt things like this for some reason.

one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:42 (five years ago) Permalink

that guy has some nice artwork on his site but i sort of wonder if i missed some scenes when i look at some of it

like what scene is this supposed to be - ... it's titled "citadel of the autarch"

^^ afaict all of the BotNS-related art is in the 2nd and 3rd rows from the top

the late great, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:49 (five years ago) Permalink

anyway for me what is massive and inscrutable about Wolfe is not the plot or all the little asides but actually the theology of it

wolfe is a devout catholic, right? can't tell whether he's practicing critique or apologetics and when severian is supposed to be a naive barbarian and when he's preternaturally wise

the late great, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 01:13 (five years ago) Permalink

rufus got all the lion/witch/wardrobe books at the thrift store the other day and i said to him: "you know those are all veiled christian allegories, don't you?" and maria said: "don't ruin them for him!"

scott seward, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 02:36 (five years ago) Permalink

it seems to me like your kids will end up being super smart & cultured.

one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 02:45 (five years ago) Permalink

Did you tell him "Aslan" was the Turkish word for lion and get him started as a language hacker?

Stars on 45 Fell on Alabama (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 02:53 (five years ago) Permalink

the worst

Lamp, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 05:23 (five years ago) Permalink

it's no chillwave the genre

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 08:33 (five years ago) Permalink

wolfe or lewis?

the late great, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 13:02 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I'm no kind of book collector -- I mostly have shelves of old paperbacks -- but for whatever reason I was searching around for Book of the New Sun volumes and got seduced by the Easton Press editions. (Leatherbound, but way cheaper than the Centipede Press ones.) I found the first two on ebay and ordered them before I discovered Easton never got around to Autarch -- so the best I can hope for is to have the first three. Oh well. I read them in middle/high school as they were published, and then again in my 20s. I remember the story making way more sense to me the second time through. Looking forward to revisitng.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 18 January 2014 18:20 (three years ago) Permalink


the late great, Saturday, 18 January 2014 23:12 (three years ago) Permalink

please start this up!

gene wolfe's book of the NEWSUN!!!!! reading club

the late great, Sunday, 19 January 2014 03:32 (three years ago) Permalink

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