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The Sword of the Lictor

(1982)
(The third book in the Urth : Book of the New Sun series)
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Banished for the sin of mercy, Severian, one of the ancient guild of Torturers, flees from exile. In a mountain wilderness he meets the Alzabo, in whom those eaten seem to live on, adopts as son only to lose him in battle, discharges an old debt to vengeance, encounters fanged aliens who hide behind masks of beauty, and helps the people of the floating islands in their unending battle for freedom.

Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

1985 : UK Hardback
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Title: The sword of the lictor: Science fiction ; The citadel of the autarch : science fiction (The book of the new sun)
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-283-99216-6 / 978-0-283-99216-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
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May 1982 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sword of the Lictor
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-283-98860-6 / 978-0-283-98860-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd
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January 1982 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sword of the Lictor (The Book of the New Sun, Volume 3)
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-671-43595-7 / 978-0-671-43595-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

September 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sword Of The Lictor (Book of the New Sun)
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-09-929540-7 / 978-0-09-929540-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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September 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sword of the Lictor
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-671-49945-9 / 978-0-671-49945-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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November 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: SWORD OF LICTOR
Author(s): Gene wolfe
ISBN: 0-671-63193-4 / 978-0-671-63193-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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December 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sword of the Lictor (The Book of the New Sun, vol 3)
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 0-671-45450-1 / 978-0-671-45450-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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Audio Editions

April 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sword of the Lictor: Urth: Book of the New Sun, Book 3
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Gollancz
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April 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Sword of the Lictor: Urth: Book of the New Sun, Book 3
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Gollancz
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July 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Sword of the Lictor, The (The Book of the New Sun)
Author(s): Gene Wolfe
ISBN: 1-5226-8783-1 / 978-1-5226-8783-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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