Book of the New Sun

Book of the New Sun
Author: Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Gollancz
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2000
Genre: Fantasy fiction, American
ISBN: 9781857989779


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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

Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun

Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun
Author: Michael Andre-Driussi
Publisher: Sirius Fiction
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2019-11-11
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1947614118


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A guide to Gene Wolfe's series The Book of the New Sun, and the sequel The Urth of the New Sun, as well as four shorter "New Sun" works. Designed for use by first-time readers as well as those returning to the text.

The Complete Book of the New Sun

The Complete Book of the New Sun
Author: Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Orb Books
Total Pages: 1315
Release: 2017-11-14
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1250179114


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This discounted Gene Wolfe ebundle includes: The Shadow of the Torturer, The Claw of the Conciliator, The Sword of the Lictor, The Citadel of the Autarch, The Urth of the New Sun “Magic stuff...a masterpiece...the best science fiction I've read in years!” —Ursula K. Le Guin The Book of the New Sun is unanimously acclaimed as Gene Wolfe’s most remarkable work, hailed as “a masterpiece of science fantasy comparable in importance to the major works of Tolkien and Lewis” by Publishers Weekly, and “one of the most ambitious works of speculative fiction in the twentieth century” by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The Shadow of the Torturer introduces young Severian, an apprentice in the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, who has been exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession—showing mercy toward his victim. The Claw of the Conciliator continues the saga of Severian, banished from his home, as he undertakes a mythic quest to discover the awesome power of an ancient relic, and learn the truth about his hidden destiny. The Sword of the Lictor is the third volume in Wolfe's remarkable epic, chronicling the odyssey of the wandering pilgrim called Severian, driven by a powerful and unfathomable destiny, as he carries out a dark mission far from his home. The Citadel of the Autarch brings The Book of the New Sun to its harrowing conclusion, as Severian clashes in a final reckoning with the dread Autarch, fulfilling an ancient prophecy that will forever alter the realm known as Urth. The Urth of the New Sun is the long awaited sequel to Gene Wolfe's four-volume classic, The Book of the New Sun. We return to the world of Severian, now the Autarch of Urth, as he leaves the planet on one of the huge spaceships of the alien Hierodules to travel across time and space to face his greatest test yet. More Tor books by Gene Wolfe The Book of the Long Sun Nightside the Long Sun Lake of the Long Sun Caldé of the Long Sun At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Urth of the New Sun

The Urth of the New Sun
Author: Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 388
Release: 1997-11-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780312863944


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Shadows of the New Sun

Shadows of the New Sun
Author: Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 184631058X


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"Gene Wolfe is one of America's most acclaimed fantasy and science fiction writers, This collection celebrates Wolfe's forty-year writing career by bringing together all of the major interviews Wolfe gave between 1973 and 2003 and publishing for the first time his series of essays on the art of writing, the future of libraries and the practicalities of reviewing fiction."--BOOK JACKET.

Attending Daedalus

Attending Daedalus
Author: Peter Wright
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2003-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780853238287


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This new study of the fiction of Gene Wolfe, one of the most influential contemporary American science fiction writers, offers a major reinterpretation of Gene Wolfe’s four-volume The Book of the New Sun and its sequel The Urth of the New Sun. After exposing the concealed story at the heart of Wolfe’s magnum opus, Wright adopts a variety of approaches to establish that Wolfe is the designer of an intricate textual labyrinth intended to extend his thematic preoccupations with subjectivity, the unreliability of memory, the manipulation of individuals by social and political systems, and the psychological potency of myth, faith and symbolism into the reading experience.

Solar Labyrinth

Solar Labyrinth
Author: Robert Borski
Publisher:
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2004
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0595317294


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Gene Wolfe's BOOK OF THE NEW SUN has been hailed by both critics and readers as quite possibly the best science fiction novel ever written. And yet at the same time, like another masterpiece of fiction, James Joyce's Ulysses, it's been deemed endlessly complex and filled with impenetrable mysteries. Now, however, in the first book-length investigation of Wolfe's literary puzzlebox, Robert Borski takes you inside the twisting corridors of the tetralogy and along the way reveals his solutions to many of the novel's conundrums and riddles, such as who really is Severian's lost twin sister (almost certainly not who you think) and why he believes the novel's main character may not even be the torturer Severian. Furthermore, and in essay after essay, Borski demonstrates how a single master key will unlock many of the book's secret relationships-all in the attempt to guide you through the labyrinth that is Gene Wolfe's BOOK OF THE NEW SUN.

The Book of the New Sun

The Book of the New Sun
Author: Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Gollancz
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2015-03-12
Genre: Fantasy fiction, American
ISBN: 9781473211971


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An extraordinary epic, set a million years in the future, in the time of a dying sun, when our present culture is no longer even a memory. Severian, a torturer's apprentice, is exiled from his guild after falling in love with one of his prisoners. Ordered to the distant city of Thrax, armed with his ancient executioner's sword, Terminus Est, Severian must make his way across the perilous, ruined landscape of this far-future Urth. But is his finding of the mystical gem, the Claw of the Conciliator, merely an accident, or does Fate have a grander plans for Severian the torturer . . . ? This edition contains the first two volumes of this four volume novel, The Shadow of the Torturer and The Claw of the Conciliator.

The Urth of the New Sun

The Urth of the New Sun
Author: Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Orb Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1997-11-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1429966343


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The long awaited sequel to Gene Wolfe's four-volume classic, The Book of the New Sun. We return to the world of Severian, now the Autarch of Urth, as he leaves the planet on one of the huge spaceships of the alien Hierodules to travel across time and space to face his greatest test, to become the legendary New Sun or die. The strange, rich, original spaceship scenes give way to travels in time, wherein Severian revisits times and places which fill in parts of the background of the four-volume work, that will thrill and intrigue particularly all readers of the earlier books. But The Urth of the New Sun is an independent structure all of a piece, an integral masterpiece to shelve beside the classics, one itself. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

On SF

On SF
Author: Thomas M. Disch
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2005
Genre: Science fiction
ISBN: 9780472068968


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A last judgment on the genre from science fiction's foremost critic