The Shadow of the Torturer - Gene Wolfe - 1981 Pocket Science Fiction - Don Maitz Cover

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Blurb: “The Shadow of the Torturer is the first volume in the four-volume series, The Book of the New Sun. It is the tale of young Severian, an apprentice in the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession - showing mercy toward his victim - and follows his subsequent journey out of his home city of Nessus.“

  • 1980 Nebula Nominated
  • 1981 BSFA Winner
  • 1981 WFA Winner
  • 1981 Campbell Nominated
  • 1981 Locus F Nominated

Cover artist:
Don Maitz

Series: The Book of the New Sun