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Nightside The Long Sun

Nightside The Long Sun

The First Volume of the Book of the Long Song

Book of the Long Sun (Volume 1)

Gene Wolfe

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Enormous in breadth and scope, Wolfe's ambitious new work opens out into a world of wonders, of gods and humans, aliens and machines, and mysterious adventures far out in space and deep inside the human spirit. It is set on a ship-world whose origins are shrouded in legend, ruled by strange gods who appear infrequently to their worshippers on large screens, and peopled by a human race changed by eons of time, yet familiar.

Nightside the Long Sun is the beginning of a masterpiece of science fiction. Life on the Whorl, and the struggles and triumphs of Patera Silk to satisfy the demands of the gods, will captivate readers yearning for something new and different in science fiction, for the magic of the future.


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Nebula Awards - Nominee

Praise for Nightside The Long Sun

“Wolfe makes the old miracles of star-flight seem new again.” —Fantasy & Science Fiction

“Knowing the virtues of silence as well as of speech, he typically leaves the reader hungry for more.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Of all sf writers now active none is held in higher esteem than Gene Wolfe.” —Washington Post Book World

“Gene Wolfe is among the best writers working in this country.” —Fort Worth Star Telegram

“Gene Wolfe is unique.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“Few writers dare to attempt a Great Work; Wolfe attempts it and succeeds.” —The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

“By any standard, Wolfe's beautifully composed, meditative, thrilling, and tricky-beyond-belief 'science fantasy' is a work of the highest art...” —The Washington Post Book World

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Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe (1931-2019) was the Nebula Award-winning author of The Book of the New Sun tetralogy in the Solar Cycle, as well as the World Fantasy Award winners The Shadow of the Torturer and Soldier of Sidon. He was also a prolific writer of distinguished short fiction, which has been collected in such award-winning volumes as Storeys from the Old Hotel and The Best of Gene Wolfe.

A recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award, and six Locus Awards, among many other honors, Wolfe was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2007, and named Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2012.

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