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The Book of The New Sun

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The Conciliator
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The Book of The New Sun

#1 Postby The Conciliator » November 17th, 2016, 3:57 am

I know that a majority of the users on this site hail from Britain, but I was wondering if any of you have heard of the science fiction masterpiece, The Book of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe. It is by far the most complex and beautifully written science fiction book I have read, even surpassing Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos in my opinion (Though I agree with Dan's philosophy more). If anyone has read it, I would love to discuss it. I actually still have to read the fourth part, but I am still curious as to what anyone's thoughts on this marvelous book are.

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Re: The Book of The New Sun

#2 Postby animist » November 17th, 2016, 11:08 am

thanks for this, I will look out for it. Britain has many SF fans in fact, including our own Dave B! I had heard of Gene Wolfe and must get back into this genre. Have you read the Helliconia trilogy by Brian Aldiss? My own favourite

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Re: The Book of The New Sun

#3 Postby The Conciliator » November 18th, 2016, 12:48 am

animist wrote:thanks for this, I will look out for it. Britain has many SF fans in fact, including our own Dave B! I had heard of Gene Wolfe and must get back into this genre. Have you read the Helliconia trilogy by Brian Aldiss? My own favourite


No, I have not, but I will certainly look into it. I'm always looking for new SF or Fantasy books to read!

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Re: The Book of The New Sun

#4 Postby animist » November 24th, 2016, 11:19 am

I have now got "The Torturer's Apprentice" (ugh - not very humanistic :D ) from my local library. I wish you many more enjoyable books, and I will let you how I get on with this on :smile:


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