The Gene Wolfe Project

I’ve started reading Latro in the Mist, a omnibus of Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete, by SF and Fantasy legend, Gene Wolfe. What a superb concept, about a Roman mercenary who gets a head injury that deprives him of short term memory. He can see gods and goddesses who roam the landscape, but he has to write everything down since he forgets it when he sleeps. And beautifully written.

I think my aim for this year is to read a good selection of his books. I’m hoping to read the Book of the New Sun series, and the accompanying novels. I’ve read earlier bits and pieces, but I’ve never given them proper consideration.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.