Uncorrected proof. Very good condition, moderate over all wear. Bookseller Inventory # 6396
Synopsis: 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 to life by Mr. Wolfe's unique blend of slightly archaic diction and ever-surprising vocabulary" (The New York Times Book Review). In the intervening years his award-winning novels and stories have solidified his reputation both in fantasy and science fiction with a cascade of stunning achievements. No sf writer has been more highly and continually praised.
Now Wolfe returns to science fiction with a mighty multi-volume mega-novel of mystery, war, and revolution, The Book of the Long Sun, set on a world, the Whorl, existing inside a giant starship sent from Urth to colonize a distant planet. Wolfe's previous work in this future universe has been hailed as a "major landmark of contemporary American literature" by Booklist, and "a masterpiece of science fantasy comparable in importance to the major works of Tolkien and Lewis" by Publishers Weekly.
Enormous in breadth and scope, Wolfe's ambitious new work opens out into a world of wonders, of gods and humans, aliens and machines, and mysterious adventures far out in space and deep inside the human spirit. It is set on a ship-world whose origins are shrouded in legend, ruled by strange gods who appear infrequently to their worshippers on large screens, and peopled by a human race changed by eons of time, yet familiar.
Nightside the Long Sun is the beginning of a masterpiece of science fiction for this decade. 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. The Book of the Long Sun is launched with success.
From Publishers Weekly:
Wolfe's first novel since Pandora by Holly Hollander (1990) is a vivid and compelling evocation of life inside an interstellar spacecraft so huge that a whole world of cities and wildernesses exists within it, and so old that its origins and purpose are mere legends to its inhabitants. Patera Silk, a young priest in one of the city of Viron's poorest temples ("manteions"), receives a mental message from one of his gods, an enlightenment which invests his life with urgent meaning. On the same day, however, he learns his manteion had been sold for back taxes and may well be dismantled. Armed with the conviction of his revelation, Silk enlists the aid of a local but decent-hearted thief, intent upon breaking into the mansion of Blod, the new owner of the manteion, to convince (or even force) him to guarantee its survival. From that point on, Silk is drawn even deeper into the shady world outside his temple walls. But for all its interest, the plot is hardly the most powerful element. The atmosphere of Wolfe's spacecraft seduces and amazes, details and mystery piling upon each other to yield a sense of palpable otherworldliness. The environment of the long sun--so called because the ship's cylindrical interior is lit by a central tubular "sun" extending the length of the ship--comes energetically alive, and readers will be grateful that this book begins a four-volume series. If this first taste is any test, Wolfe has embarked on an epic to rival his acclaimed Book of the New Sun.
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Title: NIGHTSIDE THE LONG SUN
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Edition: First Ed.
Book Type: Book
Book Description Tor Books, 1993. Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP8513368
Book Description Tor Books, 1993. Condition: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP2578044
Book Description Tor, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First edition. ISBN 031285207X. Hardback. First Printing. Reading Copy Only. Ex-Library Copy with the usual faults, card pockets, ink stamps, etc. Tight sound copy with average wear in dustjacket. The Dustjacket is in Near fine condition with no library markings and $21.95 original price is present and unclipped on front flap of dustjacket. Seller Inventory # 99127846
Book Description Tor Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Ed. 1st ed. Fine in Fine dj. Seller Inventory # 108658
Book Description New York,: Tor, 1993, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition- First Printing. In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. A fine novel from one of the best stylists in the genre. 'Nightside the Long Sun' is set on a world called the Whorl that exists entirely inside a giant starship on a mission to colonize a distant planet. The story focuses on Patera Silk, a citizen of the Whorl who must satisfy the demands of the strange gods that appear infrequently to the inhabitants of the Whorl. Rubbing to rear flap, and some wear to spine ends of d. Seller Inventory # SF027
Book Description Tor, New York, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First of a series set in the 'New Sun' universe, about life in the Whorl, aboard a giant starship sent from Urth to colonize a distant planet. Stated first edition (first printing) with full number string. Black hardcover, gilt titling. Light wear to book, jacket shows minor edgewear, creased front flap. Text clean; 333 pages. Size: Octavo. Seller Inventory # p1128
Book Description TOR, NEW YORK, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. RICHARD BOBER(JACKET ART) (illustrator). First Edition. First printing. Hard cover with illustrated dust jacket. Slight label residue on front of DJ. Slight wear on DJ edges. Not price clipped. Black boards with gilt titles on board spine. Clean, tight pages. Strong binding. No inscriptions. First volume of 'The Book of the Long Sun'. Location: B26 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 014564
Book Description Tom Doherty Associates, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Wolfe, Gene. NIGHTSIDE THE LONG SUN. NY: Tom Doherty Associates, c1993. 1st printing, 333pp, 8vo. as new looks unread hardcover in as new d/j. Seller Inventory # 35293
Book Description Tor Books, New York, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. International orders may require additional postage. ; Full number line. ; Book of the Long Sun; 333 pages. Seller Inventory # 29986
Book Description Tor Books, New York, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Richard Bober (illustrator). First Edition First Printing. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Black cloth with gilt on spine, 333 clean pages, no names or writing, very faint & small remainder stamp on bottom edge, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition, check out the scans. Seller Inventory # 001386