I just finished reading 'Beautyland' in the Castle of Days collection. I blew me away with its bleak outlook for our human nature. It has the same dark pessimism as 'Paul's Treehouse'. I'm wondering what Wolfe thought about environmental issues as an aspect of his religious beliefs, if he disused the topic anywhere? I mostly just wanted to mention Beautyland which I thought was a masterfully written story.
Hello, first time poster here. I have been following the podcast cover Fifth Head of Cerberus at work and in Episode 44, the Wrap Up, Brandon and Glenn briefly talk about Neal Stephenson's Anathem and how its use of leaves as paper could be a nod to Fifth Head. Glenn also says there are several Book of the New Sun references in Anathem. I'm a big fan of Anathem and read the Book of New Sun last year, but I'm at a loss of spotting the references. Can anyone help me out, or is this discussed in another episode?