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The Book of the New Sun, Volume 1:  Shadow and Claw
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The Book of the New Sun, Volume 1: Shadow and Claw

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Author: Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Gollancz, 2000
Simon & Schuster, 1980
Series: The Book of the New Sun - Fantasy Masterworks: Book 1

1. The Book of the New Sun, Volume 1
2. The Book of the New Sun, Volume 2

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

This edition contains the first two volumes of this four volume novel, The Shadow of the Torturer and The Claw of the Conciliator.

This book has recently been re-printed as part of the SF Masterworks series - see the new image below.


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