Oh Look, A Blog

by Bill Ward on November 15, 2012

in Miscellanea

So I see it’s basically been six months since I updated this blog, at least by the way I reckon time (November basically being December, and December meaning the year is over, so it’s essentially January of 2013 right now and I’m only just getting over a terrible hangover from New Year’s Eve, even though I swore I wouldn’t do that to myself again this year) and I figured I should put something up here for the google bots to fondle.

Of course, I can never talk about all the secret CIA assassin stuff I fill my days with (not without having to contract a hit on myself, mind you), but I did get a treat in the mail today I thought I’d mention. The esteemed Wolfe scholar Michael Andre-Driussi has recently completed another of his wonderful companion books to the worlds of Gene Wolfe, and this time it’s a biggie on par with the irreplaceable Lexicon Urthus. Gate of Horn, Book of Silk is a companion to the Long Sun/Short Sun cycle and, even after just a light flip through, I can tell this is another must-have for Wolfe aficionados.

But this isn’t a review, or even a plug, more of a promise for a proper review sometime in the future, most likely at Black Gate. Thinking along those lines though makes me realize just how long it’s been since I read these fantastic series — over ten years since a reread of New Sun and even longer for Long and Short. Hell, I don’t think I’ve read Short Sun since it was originally released, and I actually read them as they came out.

So I guess I have twelve books to reread on top of everything else — which means maybe it’ll be another six months (my time) before I have anything to say here.

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