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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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.  * Additionall...
April 2, 2021
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 Ow...
March 29, 2021
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 bot...
March 26, 2021
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...
March 21, 2021
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...
March 18, 2021
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 ...
March 15, 2021
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 o...
March 14, 2021
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 ...
March 14, 2021
RRW tries out Patreon! There's a video version of this episode at: https://www.patreon.com/rereadingwolfe - This episode is sponsored by Busking. - You can also get episodes on your podcast app or on ...
March 8, 2021
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...
February 28, 2021
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 ...
February 17, 2021
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 ...
February 8, 2021
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? ...
January 20, 2021
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 accomplis...
January 4, 2021
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...
December 28, 2020
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: * Face...
December 13, 2020
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 W...
November 29, 2020
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 Mast...
November 15, 2020
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 Is...
November 8, 2020
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:...
November 1, 2020
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 su...
October 18, 2020
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 somethin...
October 6, 2020
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 ...
September 21, 2020
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 Dorca...
September 6, 2020
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 worrie...
August 23, 2020
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 offe...
August 11, 2020
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...
July 31, 2020
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 Libr...
July 28, 2020
The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 24, "The Flower of Dissolution" Severian, Agia, Dorcas, and Hildegrin cross the Lake of Birds. Severian and Dorcas both pick flowers. Links: Sean Michael Robinson ...
July 12, 2020
The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 23, "Hildegrin" Severian and Agia meet Dorcas and Hildegrin in the Garden of Endless Sleep.  Links: clew-ah-saw-nay or cloyzn-nay? Curiositus Urthus: Old Man at the...
June 28, 2020

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