The Book of the New Sun

Award winning quest of discovery through an Earth fantastically transformed by aeons of humanity.
Author:
Gene Wolfe

Short Description

Award winning quest of discovery through an Earth fantastically transformed by aeons of humanity.

Long description

Recently voted the greatest fantasy of all time, after The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun is an extraordinary epic, set a million years in the future, on an Earth transformed in mysterious and wondrous ways, in a time when our present culture is no longer even a memory. Severian, the central character, is a torturer, exiled from his guild after falling in love with one of his victims, and journeying to the distant city of Thrax, armed with his ancient executioner's sword, Terminus Est. This edition contains the first two volumes of this four volume novel, The Shadow of the Torturer and The Claw of the Conciliator

Product details

Author:
Gene Wolfe
Subtitle:
(Vol 1, Shadow and Claw)
Format:
Paperback
Imprint:
Millennium (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Co
ISBN:
9781857989779
Series Title:
Fantasy Masterworks
Series Number:
No.1
Audience:
General
Pages:
608
Width (mm):
132
Length (mm):
199
Additional Info:
Gene Wolfe was born in New York and raised in Texas. He trained as a mechanical engineer, but began to publish short stories in the 1960s. He won a World Fantasy Award for THE SHADOW OF THE TORTURER and a Nebula for THE CLAW OF THE CONCILIATOR. He is a World Fantasy Life Achievement winner.

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