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The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
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this book is a shot across the bow, followed by two amidships and one squarely in the stern, towards anyone inclined to erect a barrier between "literature" and science fiction. wolfe creates a rich world of fractal detail, where the clarkean coexists with the archaic with the seamlessness of elements that have already done so for eons. to this he adds a protagonist and plot where subtle details noticed only on a second or third reading can reveal vast but previously hidden concepts and connections. this book owns--it owns.
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message 1: by noah (last edited Aug 17, 2012 09:30AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

noah this book is a shot across the bow, followed by two amidships and one squarely in the stern, towards anyone inclined to erect a barrier between "literature" and science fiction. wolfe creates a rich world of fractal detail, where the clarkean coexists with the archaic with the seamlessness of elements that have already done so for eons. to this he adds a protagonist and plot where subtle details noticed only on a second or third reading can reveal vast but previously hidden concepts and connections. this book owns.


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