Soldier of Sidon

Gene Wolfe

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Latro forgets everything when he sleeps. Writing down his experiences every day and reading his journal anew each morning gives him a poignantly tenuous hold on the world and his own identity.


Latro finds himself in Egypt, a land of singing girls, of spiteful and conniving deities. Without his memory, his is unsure of everything, except for his desire to be free of the curse that causes him to forget. The visions Gene Wolfe conjures--of the wonders of Egypt, and of the adventures of Latro as he and his companions journey up the great Nile south into legendary territory--are unique and compelling.

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Chapter 1
I am to write everything that takes place on this scroll, as concisely as I can. I will try. I must read this every morning, too. Muslak will tell me. I must have Myt-ser’eu tell me also. Let me begin with the first things I remember.
We left the ship and searched for an inn, ate and drank there, and slept in the same room. It was crowded and some of us returned to the ship to sleep, although I did not.
I woke when the others did, awakened, I think, by their footsteps. We ate again, and Muslak told me his name and that he is the captain of our ship.

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Gene Wolfe

GENE WOLFE is the author of two dozen novels and hundreds of shorter stories. He is best known for the three multi-part series The Book of the New Sun, The Book of the Long Sun, and The Book of the Short Sun, as well as for his recent duo logy, The Wizard Knight. Over his forty-year career, he has won the Nebula Award, the John W. Campbell Award, the British Science Fiction Award, the Locus Reader’s Poll, the Rhysling (for poetry), and many others. In 1996, he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Fantasy Convention. He lives in Barrington, Illinois.

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Soldier of Sidon
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Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
March 2010
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765355881
ISBN10: 0765355884
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 320 pages
$7.99

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Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
December 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765316707
ISBN10: 0765316706
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$19.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
December 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429925877
ISBN10: 1429925876
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$7.99
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