Saturday, March 17, 2012

Urth Trope

TV Tropes covers Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun.

2 comments:

Paul Weimer said...

Huh. I thought Urth WAS a far future earth. TV tropes says, no according to "Word of God" (that is, Wolfe himself)

Fred Kiesche said...

Given all the debate over this on the Urth Mailing List, by folks who are far more knowledgeable about Wolfe than I'll ever be...(long strings of messages "Is to!" "Is not!")...I think the jury is still out. I didn't look at the quote from Wolfe at TV Tropes, but if he said anything absolutely "definitive" it can't have been definitive enough to satisfy this debate!!!!