The Book of the New Sun: Shadow and Claw

by Gene Wolfe

Science Fiction

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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.

Maxim Jakubowski

The Book of the New Sun: Shadow and Claw Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9781473211971
Publication date: 12/03/2015
Publisher: Millennium (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781473211971
Publication date: 12th March 2015
Author: Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Millennium (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Genres: Science Fiction,
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About 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 ...

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