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The Book of the New Sun
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The Book of the New Sun

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Author: Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Science Fiction Book Club, 1998
Series: The Book of the New Sun

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Book Type: Omnibus
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-Genre Tags: Dying Earth
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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.

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