Мечът на ликтора

  • Title: Мечът на ликтора
  • Author: Gene Wolfe Милена Илиева
  • ISBN: 954585362X
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Gene Wolfe Милена Илиева

      Gene Wolfe is an American science fiction and fantasy writer He is noted for his dense, allusive prose as well as the strong influence of his Catholic faith, to which he converted after marrying a Catholic He is a prolific short story writer and a novelist, and has won many awards in the field.The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award is given by SFWA for lifetime achievement in science fiction and or fantasy Wolfe joins the Grand Master ranks alongside such legends as Connie Willis, Michael Moorcock, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Silverberg, Ursula K LeGuin, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury and Joe Haldeman The award will be presented at the 48th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend in San Jose, CA, May 16 19, 2013.While attending Texas AM University Wolfe published his first speculative fiction in The Commentator, a student literary journal Wolfe dropped out during his junior year, and was drafted to fight in the Korean War After returning to the United States he earned a degree from the University of Houston and became an industrial engineer He edited the journal Plant Engineering for many years before retiring to write full time, but his most famous professional engineering achievement is a contribution to the machine used to make Pringles potato crisps He now lives in Barrington, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.A frequent Hugo nominee without a win, Wolfe has nevertheless picked up several Nebula and Locus Awards, among others, including the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and the 2012 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award He is also a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Famecmillan author genewolfe

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    1. This, as well as the first two books and theoretically the last in the series, is rapidly becoming the most difficult work of SF I've ever read. Why? It's not particularly difficult to follow; the Hero's Quest is rather straightforward throughout. Nor is the main character Severian particularly uninteresting or difficult to like.My main concern, as well as my questionable joy, is in the author's requirement that we take not just an active role in the reconstruction of this tale, but that even a [...]



    2. POTENTIAL SPOILERS, READ NO FURTHER IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW DETAILS.I continue to be drawn into the world of Urth, which is lush and fascinating. I can’t believe the detail that Wolfe indulges in—the many bioclimatic zones that are described, the details of the landscapes, the many ranks and levels of society, the details of cities. I was willing to follow Severian through his journeys just to experience more Urth.Severian himself continues to be an enigma. He’s an intelligent guy, but s [...]


    3. I am by no means competent to review this literary masterpiece, but — having read the litany of confusion on the review pages of this volume and its companions — I wish to state the following, simply in order to be helpful.1. The four volumes of The Book of the New Sun are one long novel, not four separate books. It was originally published in four volumes because it was too expensive and cumbersome to print as one. Don't expect the satisfaction of an ending at the conclusion of every volume [...]


    4. This is the third book in the series The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe. I don’t have too much to say about it, but I enjoyed it at the same level as the previous two. The previous book had a couple things that drove me nuts, and this book did not. Even Severian’s constant harping about his perfect memory is toned down to a more tolerable level. The story also held my interest pretty consistently all the way through. On the other hand, there really weren’t any secondary characters in th [...]


    5. ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.Gene Wolfe’s The Sword of the Lictor essentially contains no plot, but it’s the best plotless book I’ve ever read. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read, period. I loved every moment of it! (I read this on audio; Audible Frontiers' audio version, read by Jonathan Davis, is exceptional.)This third installment of The Book of the New Sun continues Severian’s journey from apprentice in the torturers’ guild to Autarch. He doesn’t seem to be [...]


    6. This has got to be the most complex and cryptic book in the series, and although there are some revelations at the end, which Wolfe mercifully gives his reader, but the entire book definitely took a lot of effort and will on my part to complete. The other stupid thing which I did was, I bought hard copy of the book instead of reading it on my kindle due to which every word which I did not know had to be searched in order to fully comprehend its meaning which made it an tiresome effort for me, be [...]


    7. By the beginning of The Sword of the Lictor (1982), the third novel in Gene Wolfe's unique science fiction masterpiece The Urth of the New Sun, Dorcas and Severian have finally reached Thrax, City of Windowless Rooms, where Severian has become the "master of chains," the lictor of the Vincula, the prison shaft bored into the side of the mountain, along both sides of which the shackled prisoners await torture or death. By closing off unnecessary tunnels and diligently attending court sessions, Se [...]


    8. Possibly more like 4.5 stars -- but I'll round up, since I rounded down for the last book. This book does not have the minor pacing issues that were my only issue with book 2, so it's definitely deserving of that extra half-star.In any case, this series continues to be consistently excellent. Can't wait to start the next one.



    9. 4.5 stars. Part three of one of the best Science Fiction/Fantasy series ever (after The Shadow of the Torturer and The Claw of the Conciliator). The Book of the New Sun Tetralogy is a superior achievement. Highly Recommended!! Winner British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (1983)Winner: Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (1983)Nominee: World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (1983)Nominee: British Science Fiction Award for Best Novel (1983)Nominee: Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (1983)Nominee [...]



    10. The appearance-reality distinction continues. Of course, the series (really one novel in four parts) is science fiction that looks like fantasy. None of the characters are who they first seem to be, and nothing is really as it seems. More fundamentally, the reader constantly feels that the realities underneath the surface of the story are unfathomable -- one might scratch a bit deeper in a second or third reading, but Wolfe demonstrates that there is always more than meets the eye. The abyssal d [...]


    11. When I first started reading this series I had no expectation of understanding what any of it meant. I simply enjoyed being taken on a surreal, phantasmagoric journey peppered with fantastical, mind-boggling incidents. But as I started preparing to read the third instalment I read up on The Book of the New Sun and was astonished to learn that it did all actually make sense and that details in Book 1 are linked to details in Book 3; for example I never expected (view spoiler)[ that Severian would [...]


    12. There is some seriously funky unreliable narrator shit going on here. Especially in the beginning, lots of details are missing and filled in afterwards in strange ways.Perhaps more funky: that's one of the more interesting parts of the story. I'm wondering why the fuck he's doing this. Beyond that, I'm really bored. But I'm going to push onward. This may wind up being one of those series I read just I've got that under my belt. Classics and all that.Many of the descriptions are vivid and wonderf [...]


    13. There are many fine legends about swords: the legendary sword of King Arthur, sometimes attributed with magical powers – Excalibur, the sword of Damocles as a symbol of doom and imminent peril and the sword that sliced in half the Gordian knot.“I whirled then with my cloak wind-whipped behind me and my sword, as I had so often held it, lifted for the stroke; and I knew then what I had never troubled to think upon before – why my destiny had sent me wandering half across the continent, faci [...]


    14. funny, I must have read these in order as they were published in paperback, but I find I remember more of the first and second volume than I did of the third. Here Severian looses Dorcas and his job in Thrax and sets off on his travels north again, encounters the alzabo and in a battle against the giant, looses both his sword and the relic called the Claw. What lifts this above any common adventure story is the insight you are given to Severian's thought processes - his speculations about scienc [...]


    15. These books are really interesting and make me think, and I like all the cool scifi stuff. Severian is a good main character, because he doesn't act out of selfish interests but always does what he thinks is the right thing to do, which means I can always cheer for him.



    16. This book is very much the middle act of the series, with Severian mostly on his own discovering more and more about the world he inhabits, and symbolically losing pieces of his identity along the way. It can feel a little random-encountery until you step back and see the thematic ties between every step of the way.


    17. Book 2 of The Book of the New Sun left me feeling shaky and uncertain about finishing the series. I can understand why many people give up there. After languishing for weeks unread, I finally opened those first pages.I must say, this is hands down the best book of the series so far. It's actually fast paced and forward moving. Once I reached a critical point, I had no problem picking it up and plowing through each day. The ideas are strange and compelling (though one thing that happens right at [...]


    18. Of the series, I'd have to say this is my favorite. He tosses in a story competition that, like most of Wolfe's stories-within-the-story, appear simply good-natured fun until you think about what's happening and how it relates to the overall story arc. Somehow the action and dialogues that Severian finds himself in are well matched with the deep introspection that strikes when you least expect it, and it's in this volume of the series that the magic of what Wolfe has been weaving starts to gain [...]


    19. Book 3 in one of my favorite stories ever! If you have come this far, might as well finish it off, because you're halfway there (unless, of course, you count the Books of the Long and Short Sun, but we'll get to those later).If you haven't read these yet, back up and check out the first one. The writing is very dense, in that charmingly classical way Gene Wolfe has, but worth diving into. This is the point in the books where the world goes full bonkers, and we start to get gods, aliens, and spac [...]


    20. Beguiling. These books are strange. The character's quests are made of dreams, half-rememberings and the twilight. The vocabulary is exotic and abstruse and the book weaves a spell under the fading Urth Sun in a land of half-forgotten technologies. scatterings of aliens and a medieval milieu that represent humanity in only sidelong glances.


    21. Absolutely fantastic. Certain scenes will remain vivid in my memory for years to come. On to the fourth and final book in the series.


    22. As Severian says, "the greatest adventures are those that act most strongly upon our minds" a masterpiece Gene Wolfe has a gift and the new sun books prove it



    23. I guess I'm stopping here with this series, at least for now. I've mostly enjoyed this but have lost interest in the story and just want to read other stuff.



    24. Part 3 of 4. Still not much to say, except that I continue to be fairly entranced and am happy to see things becoming a little bit clearer.


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