By Gene Wolfe
Gene Wolfe's Nightside the lengthy solar introduced the magisterial four-volume The booklet of the lengthy solar. Now the good story keeps in Caldé of the lengthy sunlight. The younger, god-inspired Silk, stuck in a bloody net of politics and revolution, needs to struggle opposed to the machinations of the shadowy staff that principles the town of Viron. The forces of alternative towns of the good spaceship, The Whorl, get entangled. And the mysterious gods begin to occur themselves on both sides, a dysfunctional relations of superpowerful beings every one of whom can take ownership of a person at any time.
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Asking harder questions won’t help. If she’s got a photographic memory, she’ll know anything we throw at her, and if she doesn’t, and we ask her some obscure question about one of the reporters Mencken worked with at the Morning 56 InsideJob_interior 4/14/05 9:23 PM Page 57 INSIDE JOB Herald, or one of his Smart Set essays, she can say she doesn’t remember, and it won’t prove anything. ” “I’m not talking about facts and figures, Rob,” Kildy said. ” I thought of the first time I met Kildy, looking up from my desk to see her standing there, with her blonde hair and that movie-star smile.
Ariaura has to be getting her information about Mencken from someplace,” I said. “We need to find out where. We need to check with bookstores and the library. And the internet,” I said, hoping that wasn’t what she was using. It would take forever to find out what sites she’d visited. ” Kildy asked. “I want you to go through the transcripts like you suggested and find out where the quotes came from so we’ll know the particular works we’re dealing with,” I told her. “And I want you to talk to your publicist and anybody else who’s been to the seminars and find out if any of them had a private enlightenment audience with Ariaura.
Someone with a photographic memory could make a killing as a fortuneteller or a medium, and there were no signs of a photographic memory in Ariaura’s channeling act—she spoke only in generalities. “Or she might be coming up with the answers some other way,” I said. “What if she isn’t, Rob? ” “Kildy, channels are fakes. ” “I know,” she said, “but his answers were so—” She shook her head. ” “But Ariaura’s a terrible actress. ” 54 InsideJob_interior 4/14/05 9:23 PM Page 55 INSIDE JOB “All right,” I said.
Calde of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe