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Sword & Citadel: The Second Half of 'The Book of the New Sun'

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Book of the New Sun is unanimously acclaimed as Gene 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 and Science Fiction. Sword and Citadel brings together the final two books of the tetralogy in one volume:

The Sword of the Lictor is the third volume in Wolfe's remarkable epic, chronicling the odyssey of the wandering pilgrim called Severian, driven by a powerful and unfathomable destiny, as he carries out a dark mission far from his home.

The Citadel of the Autarch brings The Book of the New Sun to its harrowing conclusion, as Severian clashes in a final reckoning with the dread Autarch, fulfilling an ancient prophecy that will forever alter the realm known as Urth.

Review:

"Brilliant...terrific...a fantasy so epic it beggars the mind. An extraordinary work of art!" Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

"The Book of the New Sun establishes [Wolfe's] preeminence, pure and simple....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

Review:

"Wonderfully vivid and inventive...the most extraordinary hero in the history of the heroic epic." Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Wolfe has wrought a genuine marvel here." Booklist

Synopsis:

Unanimously acclaimed as one of the finest works of science fiction ever written, the four-volume epic The Book of the New Sun is now available for the first time this decade. This dramatic adventure follows Severian as he transforms from a ruthless monster to a savior of a world. Sword & Citadel contains the concluding two volumes.

Synopsis:

The Book of the New Sun is unanimously acclaimed as Gene 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 and Science Fiction. Sword & Citadel brings together the final two books of the tetralogy in one volume:

The Sword of the Lictor is the third volume in Wolfe's remarkable epic, chronicling the odyssey of the wandering pilgrim called Severian, driven by a powerful and unfathomable destiny, as he carries out a dark mission far from his home.

The Citadel of the Autarch brings The Book of the New Sun to its harrowing conclusion, as Severian clashes in a final reckoning with the dread Autarch, fulfilling an ancient prophecy that will forever alter the realm known as Urth.

"Brilliant . . . terrific . . . a fantasy so epic it beggars the mind. An extraordinary work of art!"-Philadelphia Inquirer

"The Book of the New Sun establishes [Wolfe's] preeminence, 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

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

The Sword of the Lictor
The Citadel of the Autarch

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312890186
Author:
Wolfe, Gene
Publisher:
Orb Books
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction - Series
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Series Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
No. 2
Publication Date:
October 1994
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.28 x 5.51 x 1.125 in

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Product details 416 pages Orb Books - English 9780312890186 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Brilliant...terrific...a fantasy so epic it beggars the mind. An extraordinary work of art!"
"Review" by , "The Book of the New Sun establishes [Wolfe's] preeminence, pure and simple....Wolfe creates a truly alien social order that the reader comes to experience from within...once into it, there is no stopping."
"Review" by , "Wonderfully vivid and inventive...the most extraordinary hero in the history of the heroic epic."
"Review" by , "Wolfe has wrought a genuine marvel here."
"Synopsis" by , Unanimously acclaimed as one of the finest works of science fiction ever written, the four-volume epic The Book of the New Sun is now available for the first time this decade. This dramatic adventure follows Severian as he transforms from a ruthless monster to a savior of a world. Sword & Citadel contains the concluding two volumes.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Book of the New Sun is unanimously acclaimed as Gene 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 and Science Fiction. Sword & Citadel brings together the final two books of the tetralogy in one volume:

The Sword of the Lictor is the third volume in Wolfe's remarkable epic, chronicling the odyssey of the wandering pilgrim called Severian, driven by a powerful and unfathomable destiny, as he carries out a dark mission far from his home.

The Citadel of the Autarch brings The Book of the New Sun to its harrowing conclusion, as Severian clashes in a final reckoning with the dread Autarch, fulfilling an ancient prophecy that will forever alter the realm known as Urth.

"Brilliant . . . terrific . . . a fantasy so epic it beggars the mind. An extraordinary work of art!"-Philadelphia Inquirer

"The Book of the New Sun establishes [Wolfe's] preeminence, 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

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