A couple of days ago I was in a bit of a panic. Visiting Amazon.com I noticed that a book on my wish list was no longer available from them which made me think maybe it was now out of print. I decided I better buy the book as soon as possible. As anyone else been in a similar panic? Luckily they had a copy available at my local Barnes & Noble.
The book is called Shadow & Claw, it was written by Gene Wolfe. It’s a science fiction book that is highly thought of. Neil Gaiman, as I understand, is quite a fan. It also has a pretty cool cover. The novel is the first in a two book series called The Book of the New Sun, well actually it’s a four book series but the first two are combined in Shadow and Claw while the second two are published as Sword & Citadel.
I’ve noticed that science fiction books haven’t been the most popular novels I’ve blogged about here, but I think more people ought to give them a chance. I think they have a stigma attached to them unfairly. And from what I understand this series by Gene Wolfe is actually quite literary. So I encourage you to branch out, if you haven’t already, and try some sci-fi, you just might like it.