Friday, June 17, 2011

Retro review: Joanna Russ on Gene Wolfe's 1971 novel Operation Ares

Review by the late critic Joanna Russ of the science fiction novel Operation Ares (1971), by Gene Wolfe, as published in the April 1971 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

1 comment:

  1. Operation Ares was the first Gene Wolfe I ever read - a long time ago - it is a wonderful, compelling novel. I've just read his recent book "Home Fires", which seems to me to have similar leanings - spare, concise writing, a distancing from the main action, the science essential to the story but again a little distant.