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    DescriptionGene Wolfe's "Return to the Whorl" is the third volume, after" On Blue's Waters "and" In Green's Jungles," of his ambitious SF trilogy The Book of the Short Sun . . . It is again narrated by Horn, who has embarked on a quest in search of the heroic leader Patera Silk. Horn has traveled from his home on the planet Blue, reached the mysterious planet Green, and visited the great starship, the Whorl and even, somehow, the distant planet Urth. But Horn's identity has become ambiguous, a complex question embedded in the story, whose telling is itself complex, shifting from place to place, present to past. Perhaps Horn and Silk are now one being. "Return to the Whorl" brings Wolfe's major new fiction, The Book of the Short Sun, to a strange and seductive climax.


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    Title
    Return to the Whorl
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gene Wolfe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312873646
    ISBN 10: 0312873646
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    Libri: I-FS
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 720
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000, FIC028010
    Thema V1.0: FL, FJ
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Pan Macmillan Australia
    Imprint name
    Tor Australia
    Publication date
    31 March 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Sydney
    Author Information
    Gene Wolfe has been called "the finest writer the science fiction world has yet produced" by "The Washington Post." A former engineer, he has written numerous books and won a variety of awards for his SF writing.
    Review quote
    "Astonishing literary brilliance."-"Interzone " "Sentence by sentence, Wolfe is as fine a writer as science fiction has produced. He demands a lot from his readers. It is worth meeting him more than halfway."-"The New York Times Book Review "