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Lexicon Urthus: A Dictionary for the Urth Cycle

Andre-Driussi, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0964279592 / ISBN 13: 9780964279599
Published by Sirius Fiction, 1994
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0964279592 > Edition/Printing: First edition | Light rubbing from shelfwear on front and back of jacket. B/W illustrations throughout. Very clean book. > DJ Very Good | > Language: English | > Size: 8vo | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBC-0K57076

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Title: Lexicon Urthus: A Dictionary for the Urth ...

Publisher: Sirius Fiction

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Lexicon Urthus is an alphabetical dictionary for the complete Urth Cycle by Gene Wolfe: The Shadow of the Torturer; The Claw of the Conciliator; The Sword of the Lictor; The Citadel of the Autarch; the sequel Urth of the New Sun; the novella Empires of Foliage and Flower; the short stories "The Cat," "The Map," and "The Old Woman Whose Rolling Pin Is the Sun"; and Gene Wolfe's own commentaries in The Castle of the Otter. The first edition was nominated for a World Fantasy Award. This second edition, available for the first time in paperback, includes 300 new entries. When the first edition was published, Science Fiction Age said: "Lexicon Urthus makes a perfect gift for any fan of [Wolfe's] work, and from the way his words sell, it appears that there are many deserving readers out there waiting." Gary K. Wolfe, in Locus, said: "A convenient and well researched glossary of names and terms. . . . It provides enough of a gloss on the novels that it almost evokes Wolfe's distant future all by itself. . . . It can provide both a useful reference and a good deal of fun." Donald Keller said, in the New York Review of Science Fiction: "A fruitful product of obsession, this is a thorough . . . dictionary of the Urth Cycle. . . . Andre-Driussi's research has been exhaustive, and he has discovered many fascinating things . . . [it is] head-spinning to confront a myriad of small and large details, some merely interesting, others jawdropping."


This dictionary requires a prior affinity and affection for fantasy writer Gene Wolfe's titles: those with such a background and with strong insights into his 'new sun' books will find this a strong Urth cycle reference, referencing not only his novels and novellas, but articles. An invaluable reference to any who are more than casual followers of Wolfe's worlds. -- Midwest Book Review

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