SF Crossing the Gulf, Episode 13

Our first full podcast of the second half of season two is up and available!

Episode 13: Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe

We discuss the first book of a series, a book that has a lot happening, only some of which is resolved. However this approach allowed us to assess Wolfe’s worldbuilding and the structure and style of the story rather than focusing on plot and character arcs which would be better examined over the entire quartet (The Book of the New Sun). It is easy to see why this complex and enjoyable book is considered one of the classics of the genre.