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by Gene Wolfe

Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Sci-fi
Author: Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0812516257
ISBN13: 978-0812516258
Language: English
Publisher: Tor Books (December 15, 1993)
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The Book of the Long Sun (1993–1996) is a series of four science fantasy novels or one four-volume novel by the American author Gene Wolfe.

The Book of the Long Sun (1993–1996) is a series of four science fantasy novels or one four-volume novel by the American author Gene Wolfe. It is set in the same universe as The Book of the New Sun series that Wolfe inaugurated in 1980, and the Internet Science Fiction Database catalogs them both as sub-series of the "Solar Cycle", along with other writings.

Gene Wolfe's Book of the Long Sun tetralogy ranks as one of the greatest literary achievements of 20th-century science fiction. The mysteries in the Book of the Long Sun are clear (though abstract at times, rewards the reader with repeated reading)

Gene Wolfe's Book of the Long Sun tetralogy ranks as one of the greatest literary achievements of 20th-century science fiction. Litany of the Long Sun, comprising the first two books in the series, is suffused with looming transcendence and theophany. The mysteries in the Book of the Long Sun are clear (though abstract at times, rewards the reader with repeated reading). THE LONG SUN gradually introduces a plot that will later shakeup the city of its setting and by the end of the four-volume work totally change the Whorl in which the characters live.

Nightside the Long Sun This book is dedicated to Joe Mayhew for at least a dozen reasons

Nightside the Long Sun This book is dedicated to Joe Mayhew for at least a dozen reasons. THE MANTEION ON SUN STREET Enlightenment came to Patera Silk on the ball court; nothing could ever be the same after that. Nightside the Long Sun. This book is dedicated to Joe Mayhew for at least a dozen reasons. The manteion on sun street. Enlightenment came to Patera Silk on the ball court; nothing could ever be the same after that.

Wolfe . книга Nightside the Long Sun. Patera Silk spun about. The black ball flew like a black bird, straight through the ring at the opposite end of the ball court

Wolfe . The black ball flew like a black bird, straight through the ring at the opposite end of the ball court. It struck the hellstone with a satisfying thump and an irruption of blue sparks, and threaded the ring a second time as it bounced back. Horn tried to stop him, but Patera Silk knocked him sprawling, caught the ball again, and smoked it in for a second double.

Tor books by Gene Wolfe. Chapter 1. When he talked about it afterward, whispering to himself in the silent hours of the night as was his custom-and once when he told Maytera Marble, who was also Maytera Rose-he said that it was as though someone who had always been behind him and standing (as it were) at both his shoulders had, after so many years of pregnant silence

Nightside the Long Sun is the beginning of a masterpiece of science fiction.

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. This leads to what can In Nightside the Long Sun begins a four part series of a three part cycle (The Solar Cycle includes the Book of the New Sun, The Book of the Long Sun, and The Book of the Short Sun) where Patera (a title for a priest, teacher, and headmaster of a school/temple) Silk receives a revelation from the.

Nightside the Long Sun. Annotation. Publisher: Tor Books, 1993. It has been nearly a decade since the completion of Gene Wolfe’s four-volume epic The Book of the New Sun, one of the modern masterpieces of imaginative literature – an evocation of a world so far in the future that magic and technology, poetry and science, are indistinguishable, a world heavy with time but not yet bereft of hope, a world brought

Remora nodded, his long face longer than ever. By summer habit, he squinted up to gauge the width of the narrowing sun; it was masked by clouds dark with rain or snow, and the awe-inspiring mummy-colored bulk of the Trivigaunti airship.

Remora nodded, his long face longer than ever. I, er, vouchsafe it might be included under that-ah-rubric. His bearers had put down the litter and were making themselves comfortable.

Nightside the Long Sun is the beginning of the science fiction masterpiece from Gene Wolfe, Book .

Nightside the Long Sun is the beginning of the science fiction masterpiece from Gene Wolfe, Book of the Long Song. 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.

While struggling to satisfy the gods aboard The Whorl, a giant spaceship sent out from Urth to colonize a distant planet, Patera Silk unwittingly discovers a new god and nearly sets off a revolt. Reprint.
Comments to eBook Nightside The Long Sun (Book of the Long Sun)
Quashant
I'm never sure what to say in a post Wolfe state. I want to say so many things, but usually I can't seem to find them when I need them. I'll sum this book up as succinctly as I can. IT all begins with a man having a dialogue in his head, who believes in a god, many of them in this case. Then, due to his belief in these gods combined with a highly evolved sense of righteousness, he becomes many different things. In true Wolfe style, he creates a world that, while you are inside the head of the narrator, you feel as if you know exactly where you are and what you are seeing. But, once you step outside of this perspective and try to understand what it is you are involved in, things become a bit murky. So much fun! I can't wait to read the next one in the series.
Molotok
If you like science fiction, and especially if you like Gene Wolfe, read this. Just don't read any reviews. There's a huge potential spoiler, at least as you read the first two books in the series. Science fiction as it should be: a great action and adventure story in a new, very strange and distant world. The writing is genre-defying (the reviewers who compare Wolfe to Melville and Shakespeare are right). If you don't expect or want much exposition, and enjoy figuring things out for yourself, you are golden.
Rocky Basilisk
WARNING: The second book of this four book series is *NOT* available on Kindle.

Another helpful reviewer has advised that the second book is now on Kindle. Hooray. Boy did they screw that up.

This is more brilliant writing from Gene Wolfe.
Whitemaster
Love the twists and turns, not to mention the rich language. Kindle is a great format to be reading Wolfe on, as you invariably have to turn to the dictionary every so often, and the integrated Wikipedia lookup adds useful context for some interesting or archaic language, concepts or imagery.
Sometimes I think it is unfortunate that I still have a number of books by Wolfe I have not yet read, as every one of his books beg for a second or even a third reading, to discover what you missed the first time around, or consider in a new light what you thought you already understood.
Downloaded
I want to bury myself in this world and never come up for air. I hope the rest of the series stands up to this book! I've heard that this one is even better if it's not your first introduction to the world. Challenge: Accepted.
Buridora
This book is a great example of everything I love about Wolfe's writing. It is stylistically different from The Book of the New Sun, its style more transparent and, as Wolfe called it, journalistic. And while TBotNS was written entirely in first-person, the Long Sun series is in third. Even so, Wolfe is able to imbue the world and its characters and events with an element of mystery, leaving much room for speculation and interpretation. As with all of Wolfe's work, this one can be read as a straight SF adventure, or on a much deeper level which I won't get into in this review.

This one follows a man who we would call a priest, but in his world he is called an augur. His name is Silk, or Patera Silk to his parishoners. He is a priest of a small church in the poorest quarter of the city Viron. He is very much Wolfe's version of Chesterton's Father Brown, albeit younger and living aboard a generational spaceship that no one realizes IS a generational spaceship. While Silk's religion seems to be false, Silk is himself a good man who becomes entangled in the machinations of the gods, the government, and God himself.

If spaceships, laser swords (but like no other laser sword you've ever imagined), artificial people, revelations, mysteries, a thieving priest, a girl who can project herself Astrally at will, a possible vampire, gods who appear on giant screens, and of course the genius writing of Gene Wolfe sounds good to you, then you cannot go wrong. Believe me though. You will love this book even if that description doesn't grab you. My only gripes are that this is the only book of the series available for the Kindle, and that there is no omnibus like the ones available in print. Oh, well. Still worth the price of admission.
Gogul
On par! Gene Wolfe is a master!
As good as it gets - trust me.
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