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Gene Wolfe News and Rumors Logged by Paul Duggan

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

A recomendation

If you liked the Soldier series, you may like Celestial Matters by Richard Garfinkle. Its an alternate history of Greek science and philosophy (assuming that science as described by the greeks was completely accurate: i.e. Flies really do spontaneously generate from garbage). If you didn't like it, or find no point of comparison, I'd love to hear from you.

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Monday, July 22, 2002

Wizard turned in

Its been reported that Wolfe has turned in his manuscript for the first volume of his next work. Wizard will be volume I and Knight will be volume II. Since Wolfe had so much trouble writing a trilogy, who's to say that there won't be a third book...

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Gene Wolfe News and Rumors Logged by Paul Duggan


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We believe that we invent symbols. The truth is that they invent us; we are their creatures, shaped by their hard, defining edges. When soldiers take their oath they are given a coin, an asimi stamped with the profile of the Autarch. Their acceptance of that coin is their acceptance of the special duties and burdens of military life--they are soldiers from that moment, though they may know nothing of the management of arms. I did not know that then, but it is a profound mistake to believe that we must know of such things to be influenced by them, and in fact to believe so is to believe in the most debased and superstitious kind of magic. The would-be sorcerer alone has faith in the efficacy of pure knowledge; rational people know that things act of themselves or not at all.
The Shadow of the Torturer, Gene Wolfe.

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