Home Fires - Gene Wolfe A confuding tangle rife wih unanswerable questions. Telescoping out from the temporally challenged but straightforward central romance, a kaleidescope of characters traipse across the stage, so many of them more or less at odds with the way it seems they should be. Everyone is lost, everyone is compromising, everyone is lonely and unsure. The characters and their situations were vastly more interesting than the plot though.