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    Gene Wolfe The Book of the New Sun Limited Slipcase Editions Volumes 1-4 (Centipede Press, 1980s). Gene Wolfe, is highly regarded by peers and fans. Another 'SF grand master' he is a multiple award winner and is renowned for his dense, allusive prose. The Book of the New Sun is a tetralogy, a collection of essays, and a sequel. It inaugurated the so-called "Solar Cycle" that Wolfe continued after 1987 by setting other multi-volume works in the same universe, The Long Sun and Short Sun series.
    The tetralogy chronicles the journey of Severian, a disgraced journeyman torturer who is exiled and forced to travel to Thrax and beyond. It is a first-person narrative, apparently translated by Wolfe into contemporary English, set in the distant future when the Sun has dimmed and Earth is cooler (a "Dying Earth" story). Offered here are four of the five impressive limited Centipede Press slipcase editions of The Shadow of the Torturer, The Claw of the Conciliator, The Sword of the Lictor, and The Citadel of the Autarch. They are all in Excellent/unread condition. From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection.


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    22nd Sunday
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