SeriesThe Book of the New Sun

Series author: Gene Wolfe

12 Works Popularity 1,251 (6,262 Members) 14,778 Books 272 Reviews 4.1

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The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe 2,406 copies, 80 reviews1
The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe 1,547 copies, 36 reviews2
The Sword of the Lictor by Gene Wolfe 1,354 copies, 23 reviews3
The Citadel of The Autarch by Gene Wolfe 1,246 copies, 23 reviews4

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Shadow & Claw: The First Half of The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe 3,529 copies, 52 reviewsOmnibus 1-2
Sword & Citadel: The Second Half of The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe 2,353 copies, 28 reviewsOmnibus 3-4
The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe 559 copies, 8 reviewsOmnibus 1-4
The Urth of the New Sun, Part 1 by Gene Wolfe 11 copiesCoda, Part 1
The Urth of the New Sun, Part 2 by Gene Wolfe 13 copiesCoda, Part 2
The Complete Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe 39 copies, 1 reviewOmnibus 1-4 & Coda
GURPS New Sun: Based on Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun Series by Gene Seabolt 53 copiesAdaptation

Coda

The Urth of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe 1,652 copies, 21 reviewsCoda

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The Book of the New Sun is a novel in four parts written (1980–83) by science fiction and fantasy author Gene Wolfe. It chronicles the journey and ascent to power of Severian, a disgraced journeyman torturer who rises to the position of Autarch, the one ruler of the free world. Severian, who claims that he has perfect memory, tells the story in first person; the books are presented by Wolfe as a translation of Severian's writings into contemporary English. The series takes place in the distant future, where the Sun has dimmed considerably and the Earth (referred to in the series as "Urth") is slowly cooling. (English, Unclassified)

Other Names

Dutch: Het Boek van de Nieuwe Zon — Finnish: Uuden auringon kirja — French: Le livre du nouveau soleil — German: Das Buch der Neuen Sonne — Spanish: El Libro del Sol Nuevo

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