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.
Won Nebula Award for Best novel in 1981.
Won Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel in 1982.
Nominated for Hugo and World Fantasy Awards in 1982.