(urth) Best order to read Sun books?
wansley at warwick.net
Mon Oct 4 20:34:03 PDT 2004
At 1:51 PM -0500 9/29/04, James Wynn wrote:
>New Sun I
>Castle of the Otter (aka "Castle of Days")
>"Best of Crank" containing "Empires of Foilage and Flower"
I have to endorse reading _Castle of Days_ (CAD), although I would
read the entire Book of the New Sun (BOTNS) (_Shadow of the
Torturer_, _Claw of the Conciliator_, Sword of the Lictor_ and
_Citadel of the Autarch_) first, then CAD. In fact, you don't need to
read all of CAD, just the part that is _Castle of the Otter_ (CATO).
CAD is a volume that combines CATO and _Gene Wolfe's Book of Days_,
both of which were relatively short books that had gone out of print.
You might also consider reading the short story, "A Solar Labyrinth"
in _Storeys from the Old Hotel_ right after BOTNS and consider what
relation, if any, it has to the longer work.
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