The Urth of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe [FIRST BOOK CLUB EDITION] 1987

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The Urth of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe [BOOK OF THE NEW SUN #5]


Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.   Dust jacket is in tact but has visible wear: creasing and several small sealed edge tears. 

Book itself is very nice; tight and reads like new. 

The long awaited sequel to Gene Wolfe’s four-volume classic, The Book of the New Sun. We return to the world of Severian, now the Autarch of Urth, as he leaves the planet on one of the huge spaceships of the alien Hierodules to travel across time and space to face his greatest test, to become the legendary New Sun or die. The strange, rich, original spaceship scenes give way to travels in time, wherein Severian revisits times and places which fill in parts of the background of the four-volume work, that will thrill and intrigue particularly all readers of the earlier books. But The Urth of the New Sun is an independent structure all of a piece, an integral masterpiece to shelve beside the classics, one itself.