The Walter B Stine Memorial Book Thread


“It is bold choice never to explain things to the reader. I mean that sincerely. There’s no Joe Protagonist here asking questions all the time so the reader can learn what a flumpkin does. Characters aren’t explaining things because to them this is normal. Wolfe gives enough context to more or less follow along, but you never fully understand, and that is part of the charm”

This is one of those things common in science fiction and sometimes I really hate it especially when almost nothing is explained till the absolute end