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Lexicon Urthus, Second Edition Michael Andre-Driussi

Lexicon Urthus, Second Edition

Michael Andre-Driussi

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Lexicon Urthus is an alphabetical dictionary for the complete Urth Cycle by Gene Wolfe: The Shadow of the Torturer- The Claw of the Conciliator- The Sword of the Lictor- The Citadel of the Autarch- the sequel Urth of the New Sun- the novella EmpiresMoreLexicon Urthus is an alphabetical dictionary for the complete Urth Cycle by Gene Wolfe: The Shadow of the Torturer- The Claw of the Conciliator- The Sword of the Lictor- The Citadel of the Autarch- the sequel Urth of the New Sun- the novella Empires of Foliage and Flower- the short stories The Cat, The Map, and The Old Woman Whose Rolling Pin Is the Sun- and Gene Wolfes own commentaries in The Castle of the Otter. The first edition was nominated for a World Fantasy Award. This second edition includes over 1,200 entries. When the first edition was published, Science Fiction Age said: Lexicon Urthus makes a perfect gift for any fan of [Wolfes] work, and from the way his words sell, it appears that there are many deserving readers out there waiting. Gary K. Wolfe, in Locus, said: A convenient and well researched glossary of names and terms. . . . It provides enough of a gloss on the novels that it almost evokes Wolfes distant future all by itself. . . . It can provide both a useful reference and a good deal of fun. Donald Keller said, in the New York Review of Science Fiction: A fruitful product of obsession, this is a thorough . . . dictionary of the Urth Cycle. . . . Andre-Driussis research has been exhaustive, and he has discovered many fascinating things . . . [it is] head-spinning to confront a myriad of small and large details, some merely interesting, others jawdropping.