Litany of the Long Sun (Paperback)

The First Half of 'The Book of the Long Sun'

By Gene Wolfe

Orb Books, 9780312872915, 544pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2000

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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 (also available in two volumes from Orb).

About the Author

Gene Wolfe (1931-2019) was the Nebula Award-winning author of The Book of the New Sun tetralogy in the Solar Cycle, as well as the World Fantasy Award winners The Shadow of the Torturer and Soldier of Sidon. He was also a prolific writer of distinguished short fiction, which has been collected in such award-winning volumes as Storeys from the Old Hotel and The Best of Gene Wolfe.

A recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award, and six Locus Awards, among many other honors, Wolfe was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2007, and named Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2012.

Praise For Litany of the Long Sun: The First Half of 'The Book of the Long Sun'

“Today quite possibly the most important writer in the SF field.” —The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

“Gene Wolfe is as good a writer as there is today....I feel a little bit like a musical contemporary attempting to tell people what's good about Mozart.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“Wolfe is quite simply a superb writer.” —The Washington Post Book World

“Gene Wolfe is a national treasure.” —Damon Knight

“Wolfe is our Melville.” —Ursula K. Le Guin