Lexicon Urthus is an alphabetical dictionary for the complete Urth Cycle by Gene Wolfe: The Shadow of the Torturer; The Claw of the Conciliator; The Sword of the Lictor; The Citadel of the Autarch; the sequel Urth of the New Sun; the vella Empires of Foliage and Flower; the short stories The Cat, The Map, and The Old Woman Whose Rolling Pin Is the Sun ; and Gene Wolfe's own commentaries in The Castle of the Otter. The first edition was minated for a World Fantasy Award. This second edition includes over 1,200 entries. When the first edition was published, Science Fiction Age said: Lexicon Urthus makes a perfect gift for any fan of [Wolfe's] work, and from the way his words sell, it appears that there are many deserving readers out there waiting. Gary K. Wolfe, in Locus, said: A convenient and well researched glossary of names and terms. . . . It provides eugh of a gloss on the vels that it almost evokes Wolfe's distant future all by itself. . . . It can provide both a useful reference and a good deal of fun. Donald Keller said, in the New York Review of Science Fiction: A fruitful product of obsession, this is a thorough . . . dictionary of the Urth Cycle. . . . Andre-Driussi's research has been exhaustive, and he has discovered many fascinating things . . . [it is] head-spinning to confront a myriad of small and large details, some merely interesting, others jawdropping.