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  • The Shadow of the Torturerby Gene Wolfe

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    Severian is a torturer, born to the guild and with an exceptionally promising career ahead of him . . . until he falls in love with one of his victims, a beautiful young noblewoman. Her excruciations are delayed for some months and, out of love, Severian helps her commit suicide and escape her fate. For a torturer, there is no more unforgivable... more...

  • The Claw Of The Conciliatorby Gene Wolfe

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    The torturer Severian continues his journey of exile to the city Thrax, carrying with him the ancient executioner's sword and the Claw of the Conciliator, a gem of extraterrestrial power and beauty which no one man is meant to possess . . . Winner of the Nebula Award for best novel, 1981 more...

  • The Citadel of the Autarchby Gene Wolfe

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    Severian the Torturer continues his epic journey across the lands of Urth, carrying with him the Claw of the Conciliator and the great sword, Terminus Est. All his travels are leading towards a destiny that he dare not refuse . . . Winner of the John W. Campbell Award for best novel, 1984 more...

  • The Sword of the Lictorby Gene Wolfe

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    Banished for the sin of mercy, Severian, one of the ancient guild of Torturers, flees from exile. In a mountain wilderness Severian, the disgraced apprentice torturer, has reached his place of exile - Thrax, the city of Windowless Rooms, where he must take up his post as Lictor, executioner and torturer. However, he flees the city and heads into... more...

  • The Wizardby Gene Wolfe

    Tom Doherty Associates 2007; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.19

    A novel in two volumes, The Wizard Knight is in the rare company of those works which move past the surface of fantasy and drink from the wellspring of myth. Magic swords, dragons, giants, quests, love, honor, nobility-all the familiar features of fantasy come to fresh life in this masterful work. The first half of the journey, The Knight --... more...

  • Return to the Whorlby Gene Wolfe

    Tom Doherty Associates 2007; US$ 26.99 US$ 21.59

    Gene Wolfe 's Return to the Whorl is the third volume, after On Blue's Waters and In Green's Jungles , of his ambitious SF trilogy The Book of the Short Sun . . . It is again narrated by Horn, who has embarked on a quest in search of the heroic leader Patera Silk. Horn has traveled from his home on the planet Blue, reached the mysterious planet... more...

  • Pirate Freedomby Gene Wolfe

    Tom Doherty Associates 2007; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    As a young parish priest, Father Christopher has heard many confessions, but his own tale is more astounding than any revelation he has ever encountered in the confessional . . . for Chris was once a pirate captain, hundreds of years before his birth. Fresh from the monastery, the former novice finds himself inexplicably transported back to the Golden... more...

  • On Blue's Watersby Gene Wolfe

    Tom Doherty Associates 2007; US$ 26.99 US$ 21.59

    On Blue's Waters is the start of a major new work by Gene Wolfe, the first of three volumes that comprise The Book of the Short Sun, which takes place in the years after Wolfe's four-volume Book of the Long Sun. Horn, the narrator of the earlier work, now tells his own story. Though life is hard on the newly settled planet of Blue, Horn and his... more...

  • Home Firesby Gene Wolfe

    Tom Doherty Associates 2011; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.19

    Gene Wolfe takes us to a future North America at once familiar and utterly strange. A young man and woman, Skip and Chelle, fall in love in college and marry, but she is enlisted in the military, there is a war on, and she must serve her tour of duty before they can settle down. But the military is fighting a war with aliens in distant solar systems,... more...

  • The Best of Gene Wolfeby Gene Wolfe

    Tom Doherty Associates 2009; US$ 23.99 US$ 19.19

    The best stories of a long and influential career by "quite simply a superb writer" ( The Washington Post Book World ) more...