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A spoiler-dense, chapter by chapter discussion of Gene Wolfe's science fantasy masterpiece The Book Of The New Sun, covering all four volumes and a little bit from Urth of the New Sun when necessary. They don't try to spoil anything else but, then again it's not a prepossessing podcast.
 
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The Ada Palmer Interview Brian Evenson is an academic and acclaimed, award-winning author of novels and stories spanning every conceivable genre. Naturally he is also a Wolfe fan. Links: * brianevenson.com * bibliography * "The Glassy Burning Floor of Hell" * Interview at Los Angeles Review of Books "I returned to Wolfe a few decades later because …
 
Listener comments end at: 1:05:00 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 16, "Jonas" Innocents of the Antechamber are whipped and terrorized by Great Wizard of Oz knock-offs, and robot-man Jonas can't decide on the definition of sanity. (The first of two episodes on this chapter.) Links: * Sierra Reynolds on Kim Il Sung and Kimleesoong * Stephen Frug …
 
Listener comments end at: 45:15 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 15, "The Fool's Fire" Severian meets the inhabitants of the Antechamber (not that he learns it is called that) and Jonas starts his mental breakdown. Links: * Jordon Flato and the Claw * Chris Ott: A dweller in forgotten yesterdays * Mark Mandarano and Sev thinks about his death in…
 
C Derick Varn Interviews Craig and James Derick interviewed us about Gene Wolfe, his works, and his legacy. Links: * The Varn Vlog: Voice Podcast * Varn Vlog Video on YouTube by Ada Palmer * Varn Vlog Patreon Site - You can become a patron and hear additional episodes at https://www.patreon.com/rereadingwolfe - You can also get episodes on your pod…
 
The Ada Palmer Interview Ada Palmer wrote the introductions to the latest edition of "Shadow & Claw" from Tor, "The Path of the New Sun" as well as to the upcoming "Sword & Citadel." And now she talks to us. Yay! She is a professor of History at the University of Chicago and a scholar of the Renaissance. Her novel "Too Like the Lightning" was a Hug…
 
Listener comments end at: 14:15 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 14, "The Antechamber" Severian and Jonas do NOT "come to the garden alone," but instead are accompanied by invisible praetorians and strange giant statues. Links: * Facebook - Chapter 14 The Antechamber - Chapter 13 The Claw of the Conciliator * Reddit - Chapter 14 The Antechamber …
 
Listener comments end at: 48:30 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 13, "The Claw of the Conciliator" Severian resurrects an uhlan and reconnects with the president of his fan club and its first rank and file member. Links: * Facebook - Chapter 13 The Claw of the Conciliator - Chapter 12 Notules - Jeremy Sheets Correction on Baluchitheres, etc - St…
 
Listener comments end at: 20:06 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 12, "The Notules" Severian and Jonas flee extra-terrestrial ritual murder bats. Links: * Facebook - Chapter 12 Notules - Chapter 11 Thecla * Reddit - Chapter 12 Notules - Chapter 11 Thecla - This episode is sponsored by Sticky Reckonings! - You can become a patron and hear addition…
 
Listener comments end at: 19:30 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 11, "Thecla" Severian and Jonas share a meal with the Vodalarii -- and that meal is Thecla. Links: * Facebook - Chapter 11 Thecla - Chapter 10 Thea * Reddit - Chapter 11 Thecla - Chapter 10 Thea - This episode is sponsored by Fine Art Barbeque! - You can become a patron and hear ad…
 
From New Zealand, Aaron Raisey, collector of signed, first edition Gene Wolfe books, brings love for "The Land Across." - * Aaron's Instagram * Author Hugh Walters - The Questions: 1 First encounter with a Wolfe story. 2 Favorite novel or short story, either or both 3 Favorite Wolfe word 4 A personal non-consensus theory about a Wolfe story or your…
 
Mike Farrar draws the line between the Whorl and Yesod. - The Questions: 1 First encounter with a Wolfe story. 2 Favorite novel or short story, either or both 3 Favorite Wolfe word 4 A personal non-consensus theory about a Wolfe story or your favorite one. 5 Most frustrating mystery in a Wolfe story (any). - Do you want to get on our examination ta…
 
Listener comments end at: 21:45 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 10, "Thea" Over lunch with Severian and Jonas, Vodalus discusses his plan to return humanity to space and his Megatherian allies. Thea reveals an... unsavory... secret about the Vodalarii. Links: * "Chapter Guide to The Shadow of the Torturer" by Matthew Chiarello * Phorusrhacos * …
 
Sierra Reynolds reads from her magic, fabled notes. Fact checking:"cacogen" = "an anti-social person"? Checks out. Lexicon Urthus notes this but James was never fully conscious of it. "Jolenta" and violet flowers? Checks out.Lexicon Urthus associates the name with "Jolie" but it definitely is also possible to associate with Iolantha which means "vi…
 
Keith Adams and the Soviet Vampires! - The Questions: 1 First encounter with a Wolfe story. 2 Favorite novel or short story, either or both 3 Favorite Wolfe word 4 A personal non-consensus theory about a Wolfe story or your favorite one. 5 Most frustrating mystery in a Wolfe story (any). - Do you want to get on our examination table? Shoot us an em…
 
Listener comments end at: 34:02 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 09, "The Liege of Leaves" Severian and Jonas ride a baluchithere and Severian gets to meet his hero, and the introduction goes about as perfectly as he could have hoped. Alas, meeting his hero turns out the way meeting your heroes often turns out. Links: * Facebook - Chapter 09 The…
 
Sean Michael Robinson, illustrator and musician, turns the tables and interrogates his interrogator. * Publisher at Living the Line Books - The Questions: 1 First encounter with a Wolfe story. 2 Favorite novel or short story, either or both 3 Favorite Wolfe word 4 A personal non-consensus theory about a Wolfe story or your favorite one. 5 Most frus…
 
Korkut Gule brings it from Singapore. - The Questions: 1 First encounter with a Wolfe story. 2 Favorite novel or short story, either or both 3 Favorite Wolfe word 4 A personal non-consensus theory about a Wolfe story or your favorite one. 5 Most frustrating mystery in a Wolfe story (any). - Do you want to get on our examination table? Shoot us an e…
 
Listener comments end at: 59:45. The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 08, "The Cultellarii" Severian and Jonas return to the inn and talk about the man-apes and the Megatherians. Links: * Facebook - Chapter 08 The Cultellarii - Chapter 07 The Assassins * Reddit - Chapter 08 The Cultellarii - Chapter 07 The Assassins - This episode is sponsored by He…
 
David Stockhoff, a man who looooves a good Wolfe theory. - The Questions: 1 First encounter with a Wolfe story. 2 Favorite novel or short story, either or both 3 Favorite Wolfe word 4 A personal non-consensus theory about a Wolfe story or your favorite one. 5 Most frustrating mystery in a Wolfe story (any). - Do you want to get on our examination t…
 
Listener comments end at 46:35 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 07, "The Assassins" Severian leaves the cavern and is reunited with Agia. Did Severian heal the man-ape's arm with the Claw in front of Agia? Links: * Mike Bennewitz's Geographical Axis of the Enemies of the Increate: - #1 - #2 * Michael Andre-Driuss (aka Mantis) proffers that the m…
 
SonofWitz * Official Website * Mike's Axis of the Increate's Enemies Model * Mike's Update to the Model * Instagram - The Questions: 1 First encounter with a Wolfe story. 2 Favorite novel or short story, either or both 3 Favorite Wolfe word 4 A personal non-consensus theory about a Wolfe story or your favorite one. 5 Most frustrating mystery in a W…
 
Marcos Go-VEY-ah. Marcos started out on the podcast with emails analyzing all the possible pronunciations of Triskele. * From the Urth List, some of Fernando Q. Gouvea's contributions. * Additionally, New York Review of Science Fiction, January 1990, Issue 17: Fernando Q. Gouvea reviews ENDANGERED SPECIES and sends loc on SOLDIER OF ARETE. - The Qu…
 
Listener Comments end at 36:40 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 06, "Blue Light" Severian throws down with the man-apes. Also James changes his mind about what happened at Morwenna's execution... again. (See the comments). Links: * Facebook ---- Chapter 06 Blue Light ---- Gary Owens on Morwenna's innocence ---- Marc's Rebuttal ---- Chapter 05 Th…
 
Master Stuart Hamm -- Tower of the Bass Line. * Official Website * AllMusic bio * Wikipedia page - The Questions: 1 First encounter with a Wolfe story. 2 Favorite novel or short story, either or both 3 Favorite Wolfe word 4 A personal non-consensus theory about a Wolfe story or your favorite one. 5 Most frustrating mystery in a Wolfe story (any). -…
 
Marc Aramini is not having it with our exoneration of Morwenna and putting the blame on poor flower-gifting Eusebia. Links * Facebook ---- Marc's Rebuttal ---- Chapter 05 The Bourne ---- Chapter 04 The Bouquet * Reddit ---- Marc's Rebuttal ---- Mike Farrar's A Little More-wenna ---- Chapter 05 The Bourne ---- Chapter 04 The Bouquet - Did we leave s…
 
Stephen "I can do the Frug" Frug - The Questions: 1 First encounter with a Wolfe story. 2 Favorite novel or short story, either or both 3 Favorite Wolfe word 4 A personal non-consensus theory about a Wolfe story or your favorite one. 5 Most frustrating mystery in a Wolfe story (any). - Do you want to get on our examination table? Shoot us an email …
 
Teacher and Gene Wolfe fanatic Diana Lambert - The Questions: 1 First encounter with a Wolfe story. 2 Favorite novel or short story, either or both 3 Favorite Wolfe word 4 A personal non-consensus theory about a Wolfe story or your favorite one. 5 Most frustrating mystery in a Wolfe story (any). - Do you want to get on our examination table? Shoot …
 
Listener Comments ends at 39:20 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 05, "The Bourne" Post-Game conversation with Severian and Jonas over dinner. Then Severian get's a letter from "Thecla" and has to bug out. Links: * Pantopsalis on the significance of Valaria Parts 1, 2, 3 * Lord of Atlantis on the Geography of the Commonwealth * Emragoolio on Your…
 
Urth Lister and NoMeansNo podcaster Jordon Flato. Links: * NoMeansNo Thing Podcast - The Questions: 1 First encounter with a Wolfe story. 2 Favorite novel or short story, either or both 3 Favorite Wolfe word 4 A personal non-consensus theory about a Wolfe story or your favorite one. 5 Most frustrating mystery in a Wolfe story (any). - Do you want t…
 
Listener comments end at 31:20 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 04, "The Bouquet" Morwenna gets executed but who is guilty? It's surprising how much debate there is and how sure opposing partisans are of their positions. Links: * The Green Children of Woolpit * The Flammarion Engraving * Basic analysis of word and sentence structure in The Shado…
 
Listener comments end at 17:30 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 03, "The Showman's Tent" Severian chases Agia through the fair. He talks religion with the tea lady. He gets his fortune told by a Green Man. Why doesn't the Green Man, who has been through time from the future, remember the coming of the New Sun? Links: * UrthList: - List of animal…
 
Listener comments end at 15:55 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 02, "The Man In the Dark" They pull Barnoch from his House/Tomb. So many parallels between the beginning and end of this book. Was Mother Pyrexia a Cumaean-type of Heiro? Links: * Facebook: - Discussion of chapter 2 - Discussion of chapter 1 * Reddit: - Discussion of chapter 2 - Dis…
 
Listener comments end at 09:45 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 01, "The Village of Saltus" How long has it been since the riot at Piteous Gate? What is the strange connection Severian has to Morwenna even before the execution? Links: * Facebook: Discussions of the Shadow of the Torturer Summary Discussion of the 2020 Christmas Bonus Stephen Fru…
 
Listener comments end at 47:08 The Shadow of the Torturer Summary We talk about our opinions of Severian and company at this point and how our opinions have changed. Also, yes, it is a good book but WHY is it good? Did we accomplish what we wanted? Links: * Coalsack Nebula wikpedia * Gene Wolfe subreddit * Reddit: Discussions of Chapter 35 * Facebo…
 
Christmas Special 2020 Craig and James sit down with Glenn McDorman of the Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast to discuss and rate four Gene Wolfe Christmas stories. * La Befana* The War Beneath the Tree* And When They Appear* No Planets Strike Links: * Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast site * Claytemple Media site* Weird Christmas Podcast site - This episode is…
 
Listener Comments ends at 29:45 The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 35, "Hethor" This is it! The last chapter of The Shadow of the Torturer! Let's talk about Hethor again. And what DID happen at the end of this chapter? Links: * Facebook: Discussions of Chapter 34 * Reddit: Discussions of Chapter 34 - * Obiwanspicoli's citations where Severian says …
 
The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 34, "Morning" The Garden of Eden in Nessus! How is Talos like Pandora? Also, Severian suddenly remembers Valeria 30 chapters later. Links: * A Weird Mystery: James Wynn considers Gene Wolfe’s ‘A Borrowed Man’ * Ultan's Library: A Curiously Conflicted Book: Craig Brewer reviews ‘Interlibrary Loan’ * Facebook: Discu…
 
The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 33, "Five Legs" Severian has a nightmare about going to political science class and having to take a test he didn't study for. Why are Severian's memories about Master Malrubius so fuzzy? What is the point of the events of this chapter? Hi, Triskele! Who's a good boy! Links: A Weird Mystery: James Wynn considers G…
 
Important: Due to the visual nature of this interview, this episode is best viewed at the YouTube channel. The Don Maitz Interview Don Maitz created the covers for The Book of the New Sun and The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories. And also how he got started and the book cover illustration industry. Links: The Don Maitz/Jan…
 
The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 32, "The Play" Marc Aramini assists on this one to talk about symbolism and Talos's play. Severian and Dorcas try out some improv drama. Links: On Ultan's Library: "A Weird Mystery: James Wynn considers Gene Wolfe’s 'A Borrowed Man'" Cody Martin doesn't think Thecla gets the treatment most exultants do after execu…
 
The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 31, "The Shadow of the Torturer" We are Jung! Severian removes his first head, finds the Claw, and has a vision of a Temple in the Sky! Links: Chapter 30 episode subreddit Chapter 29 episode subreddit Chapter 30 episode Facebook post Chapter 29 episode Facebook post Jack Redelfs on why the castrate failed Autarch'…
 
The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 30, "Night" What the heck is the deal with Hethor? Also, New Wave SF sex! Links: Adrian de Forest on Agia's coin, her name, and Ultan's rats Eurobubba sees something going on with Agia and Agilus' halos, also her name LaughterHouseV wonders what Agia scratched Urth List Ryan Dunn asks Is Agia a Robot? Goonhandz an…
 
The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 29, "Agilus" Severian visits Agilus in prison. Agia draws... what? A face? A map? A symbol? Links: Michael Andre-Driussi and Cody Martin comment. - This episode is sponsored by Chekhov's Ornamental Firearms. - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on our Youtube channel.If you have problems accessing th…
 
The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 28, "Carnifex" Severian wakes up in the lazaret to discover he's being attended to by a baboon. He wanders around the Hall of Justice and comes back to talk to Dorcas. Links: Michael Andre-Driussi, Cody Martin, Bowenkage, and Ubikan responded to chapter 27 and other things. Sean Michael Robinson on Cadroe of the S…
 
The John Crowley Interview John Crowley has never read a whole Gene Wolfe story but he's read Hamlet's Mill and that is the only 20th-century work included in the Chrasmological Writings (The Book of the Long/Short Sun). So we talked to him about that and about related works. Then Craig and James talk about why James is so obsessed with the Wolfe/H…
 
The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 27, "Is He Dead?" Severian battles with averns at the Sanguinary Fields. Dorcas takes him to find medical help. Links: Michael Grant on Agia being provoke to worried about the note only after Severian mentions Vodalus Sean Michael Robinson why Dorcas doesn't let Severian buy clothes for her at the Inn of Lost Love…
 
The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 26, "Sennet" Severian and Dorcas and Agia continue their search for the writer of the secret note. Severian considers the connection between love and desire and offers bad relationship advice. Links: The Dragonstairs Press release official of the print version of Rereading Wolfe's interview with Michael Swanwick a…
 
The Jack Dann Interview Dude, it’s Jack Dann. What more do you want to know? Links: The Official Jack Dann page Jack Dann’s ISFDB page Errata: Jack requested that we note the following corrections: "Joy In Our Cause" was written by Carol Emschwiller, not Kit Reed. - This episode is sponsored by Collaboration. - You can also get episodes on your pod…
 
The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 25, "The Inn of Lost Loves" Severian, Agia, Dorcas, go to supper at a restaurant in a tree. Severian finds a note on his plate. Links: Aeneid Book 6 At Ultan's Library, Marc Aramini reviews "Gene Wolfe's 'The Book of the New Sun': A Chapter Guide" Ask Me Anything on Reddit: The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast Austin B…
 
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