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The Ends of the Circle

(1981)
(The second book in the Pelbar series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W. Campbell Best Book
John W. Campbell Best Book (nominee)
One thousand years after "the time of fire," a gentle craftsman and flute player forsakes both his true love and birthright to seek the fabled Shining Sea. Stel, born of proud but rigid Pelbar culture, embarks on an epic quest across an America dramatically changed by a long-ago nuclear war. Following him is his beloved wife, Ahroe, equally determined to find Stel, avoid disgrace, and share her own precious secret.

The Ends of the Circle is the second novel in the highly praised Pelbar Cycle, a classic series of postapocalyptic novels about the people of the Pelbar. Imaginative and reflective, this rousing tale introduces Stel-engineer and poet, adventurer and musician-one of the most memorable characters in modern postapocalyptic fiction.

In addition to the Pelbar series, Paul O. Williams is the author of The Man from Far Cloud and Outside Robins Sing: Selected Haiku as well as The Nick of Time: Essays on Haiku Aesthetics, and several other books. He is a professor emeritus of English at Principia College and lives in Hayward, California.



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Paperback Editions

April 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ends of the Circle: The Pelbar Cycle, Book Two (Beyond Armageddon) (Bk. 2)
Author(s): Paul O Williams
ISBN: 0-8032-9849-8 / 978-0-8032-9849-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bison Books
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September 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Ends of the Circle: (#2)
Author(s): Paul O Williams
ISBN: 0-345-34103-1 / 978-0-345-34103-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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October 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ends of the Circle (Orbit Books)
Author(s): Paul O Williams
ISBN: 0-7088-8161-0 / 978-0-7088-8161-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Futura Publications
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April 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Ends of the Circle (Pelbar Cycle Book 2)
Author(s): Paul O Williams
ISBN: 0-345-31323-2 / 978-0-345-31323-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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March 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Ends of the Circle
Author(s): Paul O Williams
ISBN: 0-345-29551-X / 978-0-345-29551-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ends of the Circle: The Pelbar Cycle, Book Two (Beyond Armageddon 2)
Author(s): Paul O Williams
Publisher: Bison Books
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March 1981 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ends of the Circle: The Pelbar Cycle, Book Two (Beyond Armageddon) (Bk. 2)
Author(s): Paul O Williams
Publisher: Bison Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA