The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosencreutz

A Romance in Eight Days


English language

Published Dec. 31, 2015 by Blackstone Audio, Inc..

4 stars (1 review)

Often described as an alchemical allegory, John Crowley instead decided this is "the first science fiction novel". After all, "it's fiction; it's about the possibilities of a science; and it's a novel". No matter what else it might be, it's definitely one of the great outlandish stories in Western literature.

1 edition

Sci-Fi or Meta?

4 stars

Alchemy - old school science, maybe went in the wrong direction, but the heart was there. John Crowley seeks simple explanation and presents this work of art as a novel, simple in its disguise, but full of riddles and puzzles. In fact, as he says, you could see it as a game with levels.

I have enjoyed this book and somehow I am (almost) sure that I have found this gem in relation to Robert Anton Wilson.