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A superior piece of work, falls nothing short of literature.
on 1 January 1998
Until my roommate handed me Wolfe's four part "Book of the New Sun" I did not believe that I would ever come across another writer of Tolkien's caliber. From phylogenectically engineered destriers to the multiplicity of the autarch produced by an alzabo, Gene Wolfe has spun a tail that intricately incorporates elements of past and future, science and magic, English and the language of future Urth. Independent tales of an entirely different genre are woven into every fold and crease of Severian's journey. As I dismiss myself to go and usher in the new year, I leave these comments as a testimony to the best novel that I read in 1997.