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Thursday, July 29, 2004

The WizardThe Wizard, book 2 of the Wizard Knight, will be forthcoming in November. You can pre-order it from amazon.com by clicking the link

I can't believe I still haven't finished The Knight

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Endangered Species
Endagered Species, one of the few remaining Wolfe anthologies that has not been reprinted will be republished in a trade paperback edition in Spetember, according ot the Tor books publishing schedule. This contains 2 New Sun oriented stories, "The Cat" and "The Map". It also contains one of the most explictly Christian stories Wolfe has written aside from "Westwind," which is "The Detective of Dreams".

Two other tales I enjoyed from this are "When I Was Ming the Merciless," which seems to have been inspired by the Stanford Prison experiments and "The Man and His God," claimed by Peter Wright as a key to understanding the hidden narrative of the Urth series.

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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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