April 7, 2002

Gevers on Wolfe

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Here is a new article about Gene Wolfe by Nick Gevers. He provides a helpful summary of Wolfe’s Three Suns cycle, ending with this statement:

Gene Wolfe has taken science fiction to its highest artistic pitch, transcending genre, creating a literary monument unlike any other. He is sf’s greatest novelist, and overall one of America’s finest; he may at times be obscure in his writing [you’re not kidding!], but his public obscurity is wholly undeserved. Modernist or postmodernist, formal allegorist or anatomist of the deepest complexities of the human soul, he is a wonder, yes, a genius, with a crooked lupine smile.

In related news, I’m nearly finished reading Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun.

Posted by John Barach @ 11:20 pm | Discuss (0)

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