Shadow & Claw
The First Half of The Book of the New SunThe Book of the New Sun (Volume 1)
“A major work of twentieth-century American literature...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 on The Book of the New Sun
Gene Wolfe has been called "the finest writer the science fiction world has yet produced" by the Washington Post.
THE BOOK OF THE NEW SUN is unanimously acclaimed as Wolfe’s most remarkable work, hailed as “a masterpiece of science fantasy comparable in importance to the major works of Tolkien and Lewis” by Publishers Weekly and “one of the most ambitious works of speculative fiction in the twentieth century” by the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.
The Shadow of the Torturer is the first volume in this four-volume epic, the tale of young Severian, an apprentice to the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession- showing mercy toward his victim.
The Claw of the Conciliator continues the saga of Severian, banished from his home, as he undertakes a mythic quest to discover the awesome power of an ancient relic and learn the truth about his hidden destiny.
“A masterpiece...the best science fiction I've read in years!” --Ursula K. Le Guin
This new Tor Essentials edition of Shadow & Claw contains a new introduction by historian and novelist Ada Palmer, author of the award-winning Too Like the Lightning.
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.
resurrection and death
Life Interrupted by Spalding Gray--Audiobook Excerpt
Listen to an audio excerpt from Spalding Gray's audiobook Life Interrupted: The Unfinished Monologue, narrated by actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard, with an introduction by Francine Prose. Life Interrupted was the monologue that Spalding Gray was working on when he died in the early winter of 2004.Share This