tBotNS 1:19 The Botanic Gardens- Gene Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 19, "The Botanic Gardens"

Severian and Agia go to the Botanic Gardens discussing matters religious and historical. They visit the Sand Garden and then enter the Jungle Garden. 

Author and journalist, Fabio Fernandez, joins Craig and James for this chapter. Fabio has just completed a series for Tor.com entitled Rereading Wolfe. Nice title.



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