(urth) Excerpt from "The Land Across"

Gerry Quinn gerry at bindweed.com
Sat Oct 26 07:17:39 PDT 2013

From: Gwern Branwen 

> Curious. Comes off as a mish-mash of a Cold war anti-Communist
> potboiler and the Dracula myth (Transylvania, national paranoid fear
> of 'the Turks') with some jarring contemporary features like mention
> of an iPhone (an iPhone? in a Gene Wolfe novel? I never thought I'd
> see the day) - jarring because the tone of the narration is so Wolfe
> and no young or even middle-aged American talks/thinks/writes like the
> narrator does. I also don't know what to make of the Kleon/Cleon
> naming.

The narrator's voice is quite bizarre, but the story seemed interesting.

- Gerry Quinn

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