History Literature / BookOfTheShortSun

30th Jun '14 5:33:35 AM HerringChoker
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* SelectiveObliviousness: Taken to the nth degree. The narrator is oblivious to the fact that he is who everyone around him thinks and tells him he is (not a spoiler, this is chapter 1). The author has had to take great care to reveal its extent bit by bit to preserve the reader's suspension of disbelief; and does this so well that it engenders Selective Obliviousness in the reader, who starts to go along with the pretence that Silk is really Horn. It doesn't matter to us that the narrator mentions Horn being fatally wounded earlier on another planet, he says he is Horn so he jolly must be Horn.

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* SelectiveObliviousness: Taken to the nth degree. The narrator is oblivious to the fact that he is who everyone around him thinks and tells him he is (not a spoiler, this is chapter 1). The author has had to take great care to reveal its extent bit by bit to preserve the reader's suspension of disbelief; and does this so well that it engenders Selective Obliviousness in the reader, who starts to go along with the pretence that Silk is really Horn. It doesn't matter to us that the narrator mentions Horn being fatally wounded earlier on another planet, he says he is Horn so he jolly well must be Horn.
30th Jun '14 5:33:17 AM HerringChoker
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* SelectiveObliviousness: Taken to the nth degree. The narrator is oblivious to the fact that he is who everyone around him thinks and tells him he is (not a spoiler, this is chapter 1). The author has had to take great care to reveal its extent bit by bit to preserve the reader's suspension of disbelief; and does this so well that it engenders Selective Obliviousness in the reader, who starts to go along with the pretence that Silk is really Horn. It doesn't matter to us that the narrator mentions Horn being fatally wounded earlier on another planet, he says he is Horn so he jolly must be Horn.
16th May '14 2:32:47 PM AnoBakaDesu
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{{Needs More Love}}

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{{Needs More Love}}
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30th Jun '13 5:43:07 PM Quanyails
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* EldritchAbomination: The Mother, Abaia, and Erebus are all part of a race of EldritchAbominations.

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* EldritchAbomination: The Mother, Abaia, and Erebus are all part of a race of EldritchAbominations.{{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
24th Oct '12 10:17:34 PM PaulA
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The sequel series to to [[GeneWolfe Gene Wolfe's]] epic ''Literature/BookOfTheLongSun'' and concluding segment of the "Solar Cycle". After having left the Long Sun Whorl, the former inhabitants of the city-state Viron have colonized an archipelago of the water planet, Blue. After having lived away from Whorl for twenty years, Horn, who runs a paper mill with his wife, Nettle, is tasked by his town's leaders to find the now-legendary Patera Silk.

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The sequel series to to [[GeneWolfe Gene Wolfe's]] Creator/GeneWolfe's epic ''Literature/BookOfTheLongSun'' and concluding segment of the "Solar Cycle". After having left the Long Sun Whorl, the former inhabitants of the city-state Viron have colonized an archipelago of the water planet, Blue. After having lived away from Whorl for twenty years, Horn, who runs a paper mill with his wife, Nettle, is tasked by his town's leaders to find the now-legendary Patera Silk.



* GenreBusting: Which is why it is known under the moniker of "speculative fiction". Part science-fiction, part fantasy, part memoir, part metaphysical tract, part family drama... all GeneWolfe.

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* GenreBusting: Which is why it is known under the moniker of "speculative fiction". Part science-fiction, part fantasy, part memoir, part metaphysical tract, part family drama... all GeneWolfe.Gene Wolfe.
7th Sep '12 8:59:31 PM Xtifr
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The sequel series to to [[GeneWolfe Gene Wolfe's]] epic BookOfTheLongSun and concluding segment of the "Solar Cycle". After having left the Long Sun Whorl, the former inhabitants of the city-state Viron have colonized an archipelago of the water planet, Blue. After having lived away from Whorl for twenty years, Horn, who runs a paper mill with his wife, Nettle, is tasked by his town's leaders to find the now-legendary Patera Silk.

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The sequel series to to [[GeneWolfe Gene Wolfe's]] epic BookOfTheLongSun ''Literature/BookOfTheLongSun'' and concluding segment of the "Solar Cycle". After having left the Long Sun Whorl, the former inhabitants of the city-state Viron have colonized an archipelago of the water planet, Blue. After having lived away from Whorl for twenty years, Horn, who runs a paper mill with his wife, Nettle, is tasked by his town's leaders to find the now-legendary Patera Silk.



Being the sequel series to the BookOfTheLongSun and BookOfTheNewSun, unmarked spoilers abound. Beware!

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Being the sequel series to the BookOfTheLongSun ''Literature/BookOfTheLongSun'' and BookOfTheNewSun, ''Literature/BookOfTheNewSun'', unmarked spoilers abound. Beware!



* LateArrivalSpoiler: Not only will ''Short Sun'' spoil major plot points of the BookOfTheLongSun if you begin reading it without having read the the prequel, it will also make absolutely no sense.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: As stated on the ''BookOfTheLongSun'' page, that book had over a thousand named characters... Now take all those characters and add several hundred...

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: Not only will ''Short Sun'' spoil major plot points of the BookOfTheLongSun ''Literature/BookOfTheLongSun'' if you begin reading it without having read the the prequel, it will also make absolutely no sense.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: As stated on the ''BookOfTheLongSun'' ''Literature/BookOfTheLongSun'' page, that book had over a thousand named characters... Now take all those characters and add several hundred...
20th Apr '12 9:00:09 PM HandyHandel
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* ContemptibleCover : The cover of On Blue's Waters features an [[Egregious egregiously]] naked Seawrack.

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* ContemptibleCover : The cover of On Blue's Waters features an [[Egregious egregiously]] egregiously naked Seawrack.
20th Apr '12 8:57:23 PM HandyHandel
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* ContemptibleCover : The cover of On Blue's Waters features an [[Egregious egregiously]] naked Seawrack.
21st Mar '12 12:28:12 AM HandyHandel
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* {{Squick}}: Horn manually clearing the sewers beneath the City of Inhumi by removing the maggot-filled corpses with his sword. Ewwww...
21st Mar '12 12:26:53 AM HandyHandel
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* RewatchBonus: It's GeneWolfe. What else could you expect?
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