Litany of the Long Sun (Book of the Long Sun) by Gene Wolfe

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FormatHardcover
Number of Pages504
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Open LibraryOL8690267M
ISBN 101568650965
ISBN 109781568650968
OCLC/WorldCa30844104

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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.

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This great work is set on a huge generation starship in the same future as the classic Book of the New Sun (also available in two volumes from Orb).Pages: Main characters. Patera Silk. Patera Silk begins the tetralogy as the year-old Augur of the Sun Street Manteion, arguably the poorest manteion in Viron.

Augurs, in Maytera Marble. Maytera Mint. Auk. Auk is introduced as a friend of Maytera Mint's from the manteion who needs spiritual Author: Gene Wolfe. Litany of the Long Sun contains the full texts of Nightside the Long Sun and Lake of the Long Sun, that together make up the first half of The Book of the Long Sun.

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Get this from a library. Litany of the long sun. [Gene Wolfe] -- This omnibus of "Nightside of the Long Sun" and "Lake of the Long Sun" is this "modern-day Homer" ("Washington Post Book. "Litany of the Long Sun" contains the full texts of "Nightside the Long Sun" and "Lake of the Long Sun," that together make up the first half of The Book of the Long Sun.

This great work is set on a huge generation starship in the same future as the classic Book of the New Sun.

Litany of the Long Sun: The First Half of 'The Book of the Long Sun' by Gene Wolfe Paperback Book, pages See Other Available Editions Description This omnibus of "Nightside of the Long Sun" and "Lake of the Long Sun" is this "modern-day Homer" ("Washington Post Book Pages: Also published in an omnibus edition with Lake of the Long Sun as Litany of the Long Sun, Comments Patera Silk, a pagan priest on the generation starship Whorl, receives divine enlightenment and sets out on a quest to save his church from the gangster who bought it for unpaid taxes.

Gene Wolfe The Book of the Long Sun. A triplet of Dave Langford reviews – done in three instalments for Vector, leading to some "story so far" repetition, for which apologies. Caldé • Exodus • Wolfe Q&A on tetralogy. Nightside the Long Sun and Lake of the Long Sun. NEL pp £ and Tor pp $ One problem with reviewing Gene Wolfe is that often there's so little to say that.

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Good. Good Softcover. Moderate soiling and shelfwear to covers, including creasing. Textblock mildly soiled. A few pages very lightly soiled. Otherwise, pages clean and tight in binding. Pictures available upon request. A locally owned, independent book shop since ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "The first half of The book of the long sun"--Cover.

Description: pages ; 21 cm. Contents. Whereas Litany of the Long Sun began slowly, with Silk's every move detailed in rich (and, I must admit, occasionally plodding), Wolfean prose, Epiphany of the Long Sun wrapped things up by skipping so much action that it was a bit of a disappointment.

Gene Wolfe is not a writer who strives to connect all the dots for his readers, and this is /5(63). Litany of the Long Sun: Nightside the Long Sun and Lake of the Long Sun (Book of the Long Sun) | In the first two books of the series ""The Book of the Long Sun,"" young priest Patera Silk tries to satisfy the gods living within the Whorl, a starship world sent from Urth to colonize a distant planet, while trying to save his own parish.

About Mary Kim Arnold. Mary-Kim Arnold’s Litany for the Long Moment was awarded the Essay Press Open Book Prize and was a finalist for the Chautauqua Janus Prize.

She co-edited the anthology, Mixed Korean: Our Stories. A multidisciplinary artist and writer, her work has appeared in a number of literary and art journals, including The Georgia Review, Hyperallergic, and The Rumpus. Litany of the Long Sun contains the full texts of Nightside the Long Sun and Lake of the Long Sun, that together make up the first half of The Book of the Long Sun.

This. A Litany of Remembrance. Poem by Rabbi Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Riemer. In the rising of the sun and in its going down, we remember them.

In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them. So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us. Common Knowledge Series The Book of the Long Sun. Series: The Book of the Long Sun. Series by cover: Works (6) Titles: Order: Nightside The Long Sun by Gene Wolfe: 1: Lake of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe: 2: Litany of the Long Sun: Nightside the Long Sun and Lake of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe: Omnibus by Gene Wolfe includes books Nightside The Long Sun, Lake of the Long Sun, Caldé of the Long Sun, and several more.

See the complete The Book of the Long Sun series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Epiphany of the Long Sun, an omnibus edition comprising Calde of the Long Sun and Exodus from the Long Sun, brings Gene Wolfe's meandering epic to a close.

(see my review of the first two novels contained in Litany of the Long Sun, here) Maybe I shouldn't even attempt to review this book considering I've only read it once.

It’s understandable that Tor did so, as The Long Sun is extremely hard to market: it’s an odd book: a lot more accessible than Wolfe’s mag The 4 volumes of The Book Of The Long Sun are set on a multigenerational starship – a fact that Tor reveals on the back cover, but one that is only revealed to the reader in this second book/5(44).

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Free shipping for many products. Book 1 Chapter 3 - The Autarch's Face Hello everyone, sorry for the delay in the release of this chapter analysis – The end of the school semester, the holidays, and my recent adoption of the guitar as a hobby have all sidetracked me.

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