Shadow & Claw The First Half of 'The Book of the New Sun'

New Sun

Gene Wolfe

Orb Books

0312890176

9780312890179

Trade Paperback

416 Pages

CAD21.99

$18.99

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The Book of the New Sun, a series of four novels, is unanimously acclaimed as Wolfe's most memorable work, hailed by Publishers Weekly as a "masterpiece of science fantasy comparable in importance to the major works of Tolkien and Lewis"—and by The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction as "one of the most ambitious works of speculative fiction in the twentieth century".

Shadow & Claw collects the first two novels in this Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning tetralogy: The Shadow of the Torturer and The Claw of the Conciliator.

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"The Book of the New Sun establishes [Wolfe's] pre-eminence, pure and simple . . . The Book of the New Sun contains elements of Spenserian allegory, Swiftian satire, Dickensian social consciousness, and Wagnerian mythology. Wolfe creates a truly alien social order that the reader comes to experience from within . . . Once into it, there is no stopping."—The New York Times Book Review

"Arguably the best piece of literature American science fiction has yet produced."—Chicago Sun-Times

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BOOK EXCERPTS

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Shadow & Claw

The Shadow of the Torturer
A thousand ages in thy sight Are like an evening gone; Short as the watch that ends the night Before the rising sun.
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Resurrection...

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Gene Wolfe

  • Gene Wolfe has been called "the finest writer the science fiction world has yet produced" by The Washington Post. A former engineer, he has written numerous books and won a variety of awards for his SF writing.

  • Gene Wolfe
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