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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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. ...
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
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...
May 24, 2021
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 Favo...
May 20, 2021
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 ...
May 17, 2021
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     ...
May 4, 2021
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 no...
April 23, 2021
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...
April 20, 2021
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 ...
April 18, 2021
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
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... a...
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
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 b...
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
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 ...
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

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