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  1. says:

    Gene Wolfe fights a near constant battle in my head with Cormac McCarthy with occasional guest appearances by Phillip K Dick and Nabokov for title of favoritest author ever so I was very interested in finding a copy of Operation Ares a novel reportedly so bad Wolfe's publishers don't mention it in his list of works and keep from

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    Reading Operation Ares is a weird experience and although weird is the word which is almost always assosciated with Wolfe but the book just leaves you unsatisfied with its endingNow you may assosciate many words with Wolfe's writing but never the word unsatisfied but considering that this was his first novel an

  3. says:

    Not Wolfe's best by a long way I can see why he buried it Still enjoyable than its reputation had led me to believeIt's a future American dystopia rooted in a highly implausible set of political concerns that I guess trou

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    Wolfe's first novel was famously butchered by his editor the original manuscript was cut down from 100000 words to just a shade over 60000 Wolfe subseuently disowned the book and has refused to sign contracts to republish it Thus you cannot find an ebook; the only way to read it is find a 50 year old paperback copy in a used bookstore or pur

  5. says:

    It is said that every golfer has 100000 bad shots in them; with experience and practice one can get those bad shot

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    Gene Wolfe's first published novel is unfortunately a slow dull slog It never really gets any momentum going instead just jumping from one situation to another often without a feel of meaningful resolution None of this is really a surprise as

  7. says:

    I'm a Gene Wolfe completist which is probably the only reason anyone would be reading this book these days For reasons unclear to me Gene Wolfe and his publishers have completely disowned this book It does not appear in any official lists from Gene or his publishers and he appears to just be kind of wishing it away I'm not really

  8. says:

    While not a successful novel I enjoyed this atmospheric thriller set in a paranoid future It is a bit amorphous and wandery but it's brevity makes it worth checking out for the wolfean touchesIf you chance across a copy lucky you do grab it If you enjoy 1970s sci fi dystopian speculation or Gene Wolfe it's worth your time

  9. says:

    I mainly associate Gene Wolfe with the Book of the New Sun a staggering profoundly immersive work and some of the best books I've read in the last few years So it's a little weird to read him doing straightforward pulp scifi like Operation Ares his first novel In the early 21st century welfare bureaucrats have suspended c

  10. says:

    Well it's clearly one of Gene Wolfe's earliest works I think You can see the amazing subtle writer he's going to become but you can also chafe a

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Operation Ares

The invasion from Mars came in the early years of the 21st century And all over America people were praying for it to succeed For 2 decades. Reading Operation Ares is a weird experience and although weird is the word which is almost always assosciated with Wolfe but the book just leaves you unsatisfied with its endingNow you may assosciate many words with Wolfe s writing but never the word unsatisfied but considering that this was his first novel and the text was cut by 20% you can give benefit of doubt to WolfeRegarding the strong and weak points of the book the strong points for me where1 Dystopian future2 Interesting ideasregarding the weak points1 Acute case of deus ex machina syndrome2 Unresolved storylines3 Wolfe taking sidesLet me elaborate on the above points now1 Dystopian futureThe story basically takes place where in United States has over thrown the constitutional government and the bureacrats have assumed all the power of stateAlso most of the scientists and engineers have taken refuge on Mars that s why people living in States have completely forgotten how to use technology they are living their life just like in dark agesPeople are completely dependent on government for everything from jobs to food that s why government has started running social programs by which people are able to sustain their day to day life Wolfe really paints a bleak picture for the future2 Interesting ideasThe world which we get in the book is really intrestring due to the fact that people have forgotten how to use normal technology like radios or television and these assets have become property of eliteAnother idea is that of States taking help of Soviet Russia to survive by importing engineers and doctors from themRegarding the weak points of the book1 Acute case of deus ex machina syndromeMost of the story in the novel centers around our protogonist John Castle now this guy we are told had done science major and he teaches students in university with all the basic subjects like electronicsphysicschemistryBut he is shown to be far than that in this novel he s like the answer to all the uestions in this book2 Unresolved storylinesAs is always the case with any Wolfe novel there are many parallel stories going on with the main story but not all of them are resolved at the endYou are left with many uestions but I don t think this time you will be able to find answers for them in text3 Wolfe taking sides I always find Wolfe s stories to be empathetic and rarely does he potray a purely evil or purely good person his characters are always grey and complicated and that s what make them lifelike and likeable because nothing is straight in lifeBut Wolfe clearly takes sides in this book he potrays how following one idealogy has completed ruined States and that was a kind of shock to me from this bookDefinitely a a book to forget about I give this 35 stars

Review Operation Ares

The United States had been slipping into a primitive past turning its back on technology and abandoning its Martian colony Its emergency gov. Gene Wolfe s first published novel is unfortunately a slow dull slog It never really gets any momentum going instead just jumping from one situation to another often without a feel of meaningful resolution None of this is really a surprise as we know that both that a witless editor utterly gutted the novel dropping it from 100k to 60k words and that Gene Wolfe long disowned the novel Whether the poor uality of the book is due to the fact that it was a first novel or the fact that the editor ripped it apart to its obvious deficit we ll probably never know With all of that said Operation Ares is indeed intriguingly a Gene Wolfe novel I don t think any fan could pick it up without immediately recognizing the writing style The way that the characters talk act and react is precisely what you d find in any later book down to their constant speculations about what other people are thinking and doing and why and their constant beliefs that everyone else is thinking the worst of them Even the rather deconstructive look at a martian invasion and the use of marauding wolves on the cover of the Berkley edition speak to the obsessions found in later Wolfe booksSo hard book to read but interesting for fans of the late great author

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Ernment was kept in power by repression food was scarce life grimand killer packs of wild animals prowled at night making curfews a vital ne. I mainly associate Gene Wolfe with the Book of the New Sun a staggering profoundly immersive work and some of the best books I ve read in the last few years So it s a little weird to read him doing straightforward pulp scifi like Operation Ares his first novel In the early 21st century welfare bureaucrats have suspended constitutional governance and run America into the ground Wolfe s depiction of callous patronizing social service bureaucracy actually does seem pretty sharply drawn though some of the other choices he makes for the world namely the welfare state consciously turning its back on technology allowing the Soviets now allies with the US to pull way ahead are real headscratchers even from the perspective of a paranoid mid century American right winger The hero is a standard issue scifi ubermensch universally competent and cool headed who chafes under this reign of mediocrity and conspires with Martian colonists who the liberals in the US abandoned and blame for their troubles and weirdly enough the Maoist Chinese to rebel against the government and bring back the constitutionEven leaving aside the politics it s a bit of a bummer to read Wolfe do such generic plots and often hare brained ill explained schemes he would come to master the use of limiting information to the reader but hadn t at this time and stock characters But he brings some glimmers to it that pedestrian writers wouldn t To his credit the charges of the welfare bureaucrats are depicted as realistic humans and seemingly aren t racialized and develop some interesting ideas of their own including a sort of urban primitivist hunter cult that s pretty well drawn He gets some good mileage out of the strains in the alliance between the cerebral technocratic Mars colonists the Maoists and the ragtag American constitutionalists and isn t naive about how much damage internecine war will do But how much can you say about a scifi novel that ends with the hero lecturing King Bureaucrat about personal responsibility and the need for a Universal Basic Income to replace welfare entitlements

  • Hardcover
  • 208
  • Operation Ares
  • Gene Wolfe
  • English
  • 01 February 2018
  • 9780234720509

About the Author: Gene Wolfe

Hugo nominee without a win Wolfe has nevertheless picked up several