ReReading Wolfe

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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Joan Gordon and Diane Lambert discuss the meaning and implication of the character Jolenta in The Book of the New Sun. Gordon wrote the first non-fiction book on Gene Wolfe's works. She's a teacher an...
May 24, 2022
Listener comments end at: 27:00 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 23 "Jolenta" Severian and Jolenta tour the House Absolute grounds. Absolutely nothing controversial happens. /sarcasm Links: * Faceb...
May 17, 2022
The Darrell Schweitzer Interview Darrell Schweitzer has been a fanzine/genre magazine contributor and interviewer since the late 60s, a published author since the 70s and the editor of Weird Tales an...
May 5, 2022
Listener comments end at: 24:50 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 22 "Personifications" Dorcas puts Severian on the couch, but it seems she's the one who could benefit from analysis. Links: * Facebo...
April 19, 2022
Nathan Carson: musician, agent, writer, Wolfe interviewer - nathancarson.rocks - Interview with Gene Wolfe - The Questions: 1 First encounter with a Wolfe story.  2 Favorite novel or short story, eith...
March 31, 2022
Listener comments end at: 24:50 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 21 "Hydromancy" Severian reads a really, really big book and then gets his fortune told by the fountain. Links: * Facebook - Chapter...
March 21, 2022
Listener comments end at: 13:05 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 20 "Pictures" Looking for the Green Room, Severian meets some old friends from the Citadel. Links: * Facebook - Chapter 20 "Pictures...
March 7, 2022
John Kissane considers what makes a Wolfe story special. - 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 no...
February 28, 2022
Listener comments end at: 30:35 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 19 "Closets" After Jonas disappeared into the mirror, Severian goes looking for his sword and encounters old friends and new ones. L...
February 22, 2022
Warning: almost no Wolfe content at all. James and Craig just sit around in the same room (for the first time ever) and talk about going to a relatively uneventful con. Never say we don't provide nove...
February 7, 2022
Listener comments end at: 30:35 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 17 parts 3, 4, & 5, "The Tale of the Student and His Son" Severian continues to read to Jonas from the "The Book of the Wonders...
January 26, 2022
The story of a youth who encounters strange people in a moment of rebellion which sets them on a path to leave their family and their ideals behind.  Yes, that's Severian's story. It's also Sian's. - ...
January 1, 2022
Craig and James talk about Gene Wolfe's Christmas ghost story "How the Bishop Sailed to Inniskeen." Published in: * Spirits of Christmas: Twenty Other-Worldly Tales (1989) * Isaac Asimov's Science Fic...
December 24, 2021
Listener comments end at: 15:45 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 17 parts 1 & 2, "The Tale of the Student and His Son" Severian reads to Jonas from the "The Book of the Wonders of Urth and Sky...
December 21, 2021
Listener comments end at: 27:45 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 18, "Mirrors" Severian wakes up as Thecla. Hethor's critter is hunting them, so Sev wakes up Jonas and they go to Inire's mirrors. ...
November 29, 2021
Listener comments end at: 51:05 The Claw of the Conciliator Chapter 16, "Jonas" The chapter continues with Severian gets treats from the concession cart.  Jonas discusses his past in his broken confu...
November 7, 2021
The (first) Brian Evenson 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: ...
September 30, 2021
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 d...
September 15, 2021
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 ...
August 23, 2021
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 V...
August 13, 2021
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 ...
August 8, 2021
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...
August 1, 2021
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 ...
July 20, 2021
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   - Chapt...
July 4, 2021
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...
June 24, 2021
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 ...
June 22, 2021
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 n...
June 16, 2021
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. Th...
June 10, 2021
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" an...
June 3, 2021
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 a...
May 28, 2021

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