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Sun Apr 10 17:25:33 PDT 2005
I care, as I'm a fan of Penny Arcade. I'm sad I missed that post, however.
Does anyone have other references to The Book of the New Sun?
On Apr 2, 2005 7:58 PM, maru <marudubshinki at gmail.com> wrote:
> I realize none of you probably care, but seeing a reference to
> The Book of The New Sun in a relatively mainstream media is so rare
> I feel compelled to pass it on.
> From www.pennyarcade.com <http://www.pennyarcade.com>:
> > I cobbled together what I /expected/ to be a cache of terrible science
> > fiction I could detest beneath an umbrella, and instead it proved so
> > excellent I've nearly exhausted my store. The Eyre Affair, apparently
> > a part of some larger series, is sci-fi of such a constrained genre
> > that I wasn't even aware it existed: romantic, /literary/ sci-fi, for
> > people who like stories about time travel, alternate universes, and
> > classic literature where the protagonist gets married at the end.
> > Ridiculous. Endearing. Like an exorbitant designer truffle too rich to
> > eat in plain view.
> > Also! There is an old series - both of these books are pretty old,
> > actually - by an author named Gene Wolfe called "The Book of The New
> > Sun." I believe it was originally four books, but they've been
> > compiled into two
> > <
> > volumes
> > <
> > - you may click those without fear, they are not "make me rich" links.
> > I saw the cover, the one with the stern-looking scary sword guy, and
> > declared aloud, "Yes! This is /sure/ to be overwrought!" but found
> > nothing of the sort. It's science fantasy the equal of which I've
> > never read. I've also got Orson Scott Card's Seventh Son, a kind of
> > early American fantasy as I understand it, and I tremble in the hope
> > that I'll be three for three on this book thing.
> The Pope is dead! Long reign the Pope!
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