The Urth of the New Sun: The sequel to 'The Book of the New Sun' [NOOK Book]

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The long awaited sequel to Gene Wolfe’s four-volume classic, The Book of the New Sun.  We return to the world of Severian, now the Autarch of Urth, as he leaves the planet on one of the huge spaceships of the alien Hierodules to travel across time and space to face his greatest test, to become the legendary New Sun or die. The strange, rich, original spaceship scenes give way to travels in time, wherein Severian revisits times and places which fill in parts of the background of the four-volume work, that ...

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The Urth of the New Sun: The sequel to 'The Book of the New Sun'

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Overview


The long awaited sequel to Gene Wolfe’s four-volume classic, The Book of the New Sun.  We return to the world of Severian, now the Autarch of Urth, as he leaves the planet on one of the huge spaceships of the alien Hierodules to travel across time and space to face his greatest test, to become the legendary New Sun or die. The strange, rich, original spaceship scenes give way to travels in time, wherein Severian revisits times and places which fill in parts of the background of the four-volume work, that will thrill and intrigue particularly all readers of the earlier books. But The Urth of the New Sun is an independent structure all of a piece, an integral masterpiece to shelve beside the classics, one itself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429966344
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 11/15/1997
  • Series: New Sun , #3
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 219,493
  • File size: 399 KB

Meet 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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2006

    Interesting, but unnecessary

    I read the 4 books of the The Book of the New Sun and they belong in the pantheon of amazing achievments in literature. The problem with this book is that it told a story I didn't really need to know. BotNS had a satsfying ending. Also, this was a FAR more complicated book and I had a hard time recalling what happened from chapter to chapter. Not my favorite but Wolfe is a literary God as far as I'm concerned.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2000

    A Great Follow-Up to Book of the New Sun

    This is an amazing book. For anyone who wanted to hear more after Book of the New Sun (probably everyone), this is for you. It is seamlessly attached to the original series and is as full of wonder and sci-fi/magic as its precursor. A must-buy.

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