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.
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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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.