Calde of the Long Sun (Book of the Long Sun)

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In the third volume in the Book of the Long Run series, young Silk, inspired by the gods, fights for survival against the shadowy rulers of the city of Viron, who command the technological wonders of the future.

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Recently reissued in one volume as The Litany of the Long Sun, the first two parts of Wolfe's tetralogy introduced the Whorl--a massive, hollow spaceship--and one of its citizens, Patera Silk, a poor cleric struggling to save his church from crime lords. The saga now continues as Silk wins over the local militia to his cause of revamping the government and becomes the first new cald{‚}e--an official wielding both religious and political power--in more than a century. After becoming acquainted with the tunnels and secret political players below the Whorl's inner surface and having regular contact with the "gods" on nearby video monitors, Silk gets a startling glimpse of the Whorl's greater dimensions and gains a real purpose beyond his own limited ambitions. Some may be pleased to notice the links Wolfe here makes to his earlier New Sun tetralogy, while others may find his predilection for rich characterization and cultural detail frustrating. Still, Wolfe's genius for world building has been equaled only in such works as Frank Herbert's Dune series. The Long Sun books represent science fiction at its most impressive. Carl Hays

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The resumption of the far-future Book of the Long Sun series starring Patera Silk in the city of Viron aboard the giant spaceship The Whorl. Wolfe (Lake of the Long Sun, 1993, etc.) sets epochal political battles in motion, throws gods into the fights, and imagines a bestiary of technologies and technologically created beings. There are more characters here than in a 19th-century Russian epic, and their names are even harder to remember (or spell). Not to fear. Wolfe has included a six-page directory of characters (``Gods, Persons, and Animals Mentioned in the Text''). Readers who have already been on The Whorl for the first two books of the series will plunge happily into this installment. -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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