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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

Part of the S.F. Masterworks Series

RRP £12.99

Synopsis

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

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.

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

10th November 2016

Author

Gene Wolfe

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Publisher

Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
608 pages

Categories

Fantasy

ISBN

9781473216495

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