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The Shadow of the Torturer

(1980)
(The first book in the Urth : Book of the New Sun series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Recently voted the greatest fantasy of all time after The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun is an extraordinary epic, set a million years in the future, on an Earth transformed in mysterious and wonderful ways. Severian is a torturer, exiled from his guild after falling in love with one of his victims, and now journeying to the distant city of Thrax, armed with his ancient executioner's sword, Terminus Est.

Genre: Fantasy
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Used availability for Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer

Hardback Editions

1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Shadow Of The Torturer
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-09-967880-2 / 978-0-09-967880-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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March 1981 : UK Hardback
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Title: Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the new sun)
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-283-98738-3 / 978-0-283-98738-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd
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May 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun, 1)
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-671-25325-5 / 978-0-671-25325-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

January 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shadow Of The Torturer (The Book of the new sun)
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-09-926320-3 / 978-0-09-926320-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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March 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Shadow of the Torturer (Book of the New Sun, Vol. 1)
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-671-54066-1 / 978-0-671-54066-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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October 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun, Vol. 1)
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-671-46398-5 / 978-0-671-46398-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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January 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Shadow of the Torturer (Timescape)
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-671-45070-0 / 978-0-671-45070-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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April 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Shadow of the Torturer
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-671-82825-8 / 978-0-671-82825-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Shadow of the Torturer
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 1-5226-8782-3 / 978-1-5226-8782-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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January 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Shadow of the Torturer: The Book of the New Sun, Book 1
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


January 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Shadow of the Torturer: The Book of the New Sun, Book 1
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Shadow of the Torturer: The Book of the New Sun, Book 1
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Shadow of the Torturer: Urth: Book of the New Sun Book 1 (Gateway Essentials)
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK