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The Book of the New Sun: Shadow and Claw by Gene Wolfe
  

The Book of the New Sun: Shadow and Claw

Science Fiction   

Maxim Jakubowski's view...

An award-winning science fantasy epic now available in two volumes set a million years in the future, which opens with THE SHADOW OF THE CLAW, about the quest of Severian the Torturer across an Earth transformed in mysterious and wondrous ways. Carries the imagination beyond the boundaries of reality with fluency, elegance and ever constant surprises.

If you like Gene Wolfe you might also like to read books by Roger Zelazny and Celia Friedman.

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Synopsis

The Book of the New Sun: Shadow and Claw by Gene Wolfe

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.

About the Author

Gene Wolfe

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.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on THE BOOK OF THE NEW SUN...

An award-winning science fantasy epic now available in two volumes set a million years in the future, which opens with THE SHADOW OF THE CLAW, about the quest of Severian the Torturer across an Earth transformed in mysterious and wondrous ways. Carries the imagination beyond the boundaries of reality with fluency, elegance and ever constant surprises.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th March 2015

Author

Gene Wolfe

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Publisher

Millennium (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback

Categories

Science Fiction


ISBN

9781473211971

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