Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe

Prolific sci-fi and fantasy author of the Solar Cycle (most notably The Book of the New Sun), The Fifth Head of Cerberus, and The Wizard Knight, among many others. Noted for his dense, allusive prose and Catholic underpinning.
Hercules and Cerberus by Peter Paul Rubens

The Fifth Head of Cerberus: Notes on a Neglected Masterpiece

Gene Wolfe's brilliant novel asks courageous questions about progress, space colonization, and humanity.
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Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun and the Dark Souls 3 knight

The Book of the New Sun Is the Dark Souls of Books

Gene Wolfe and Dark Souls are both difficult and engrossing. In demanding rereading and replaying, they resist the passivity of consumer culture.
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