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- DescriptionRecently 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 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 second two volumes of this four volume vel, The Sword of the Lictor and The Citadel of the Autarch.
- Author BiographyGene Wolfe (1931 -) Gene Wolfe was born in New York in 1931 and raised in Texas. After serving in the Korean War he graduated in mechanical engineering from the University of Houston and worked in engineering until becoming an editor of a trade periodical, Plant Engineering, in 1972. Since retiring from this post in 1984, he has written full-time. The author of over three dozen award-wining novels and story collections, he is regarded as one of modern fantasy's most important writers. His best-known work, the four volume far-future Book of the New Sun, won the World Fantasy, BSFA, Nebula, British Fantasy and John W. Campbell memorial Awards. He has won the World Fantasy Award four times for his novels and collections and the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award for his extraordinary body of work. Gene Wolfe lives in Illinois with his wife, Rosemary.
- Author(s)Gene Wolfe
- PublisherOrion Publishing Co
- Date of Publication28/12/2000
- SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Series TitleFantasy Masterworks
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Out-of-print date22/02/2017
- Weight396 g
- Width200 mm
- Height174 mm
- Spine39 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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