Exodus from the Long Sun
It is the far future, and the giant spaceship, The Whorl, has traveled for forgotten generations toward its destination. Lit inside by the artificial Long Sun, The Whorl is so huge that whole cities can be seen in the sky. And the gods of The Whorl have begun to intervene in human affairs. An entirely unexpected future awaits as Patera Silk and the other inhabitants are confronted with the world of an alien race. Wolfe's great work is complete, with the mysterious fullness of life itself.
- Paperback | 448 pages
- 137.16 x 210.82 x 33.02mm | 544.31g
- 15 Aug 1997
- St. Martins Press-3pl
- New York
- Illustrations, black and white
"Exodus from the Long Sun" is a wonderful finish to a sequence that stands beside" The Book of the New Sun" as one of the greatest long science fiction novels ever written. Gene Wolfe is the King of the Slingshot Ending and this time the finale is a veritable Roman candle of heartstopping action and mind-boggling scale shifts. I read this book on a flight to Antarctica and kept forgetting to look out the window of the plane. Now all we can say is, Please start another one, Mr. Wolfe. "Kim Stanley Robinson""
About Gene Wolfe
Gene Wolfe is one of the most admired and respected living writers of SF and fantasy. He is the author of The Fifth Head of Cerberus, the bestselling The Book of the New Sun tetralogy, as well as among many others including Soldier of the Mist, The Sorcerer's House, Home Fires, The Knight, The Wizard, Peace, and The Book of the Long Sun. He is also a prolific writer of distinguished short fiction, which is collected in many volumes over the last four decades, most recently in The Best of Gene Wolfe. He received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award, and multiple Nebula and Locus awards, among other honors. In 2007, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. He lives in Barrington, Illinois.