Now Playing: my Banjo
Topic: Focus on Author
Re-Reading a lot of Gene Wolfe quite a bit at the moment. I found Castle of Days in Mckay's Used books for a couple of bucks (hardcover). Castle of Days is a collection of short stories (Book of Days) combined with a long rambling, multi-chaptered discourse about how the Book of the New Sun series came to be. some people might find this sort of self-indulgent. I'm not one of them. There's a real creative magic in this series-- beautiful crafting of language and concepts, and Otter explains most of Wolfe's method in creating the story. It's great!
On the strength of CASTLE OF THE OTTER, I found and started re-reading SHADOW OF THE TORTURER, SWORD OF THE LICTOR, CLAW OF THE CONCILITOR and CITADEL OF THE AUTARCH.