Gene Wolfe "The Claw of the Conciliator" Limited Edition, Leather Bound Collector's Edition [Sealed]

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Gene Wolfe "The Claw of the Conciliator" Limited Edition, Leather Bound Collector's Edition [Sealed]
Gene Wolfe "The Claw of the Conciliator" Limited Edition, Leather Bound Collector's Edition [Sealed]
Gene Wolfe "The Claw of the Conciliator" Limited Edition, Leather Bound Collector's Edition [Sealed]
Gene Wolfe "The Claw of the Conciliator" Limited Edition, Leather Bound Collector's Edition [Sealed]
Gene Wolfe "The Claw of the Conciliator" Limited Edition, Leather Bound Collector's Edition [Sealed]
Gene Wolfe "The Claw of the Conciliator" Limited Edition, Leather Bound Collector's Edition [Sealed]

Norwalk, CT. Easton Press 1993. Gene Wolfe "The Claw of the Conciliator". Limited Collector's Edition from the Masterpieces of Science Fiction series. Beautifully illustrated and luxuriously bound in full genuine leather. As new, sealed without any visible flaws.

The Masterpieces of Science Fiction series spans the entire history of the genre and encompasses an extraordinary range of work from Jules Verne and H.G. Wells to Isaac Asimov and Douglas Adams. 

Easton Press began publishing this series of novels in 1986 with commissioned introductions and artwork. There are now more than 140 volumes in the series. Each publication is bound in embossed leather of various colors with titles in 22kt gold. The pages are made of acid-neutral paper and are gilded on three sides.

 

 

About the book

Severian is in possession of a gem considered to be "The Claw of the Conciliator", a powerful relic of the Master of Power, a legendary figure of mythic proportions. Armed with his sword, Terminus Est, and the Claw, Severian continues his journey to Thrax, the city of his exile. Bizarre apes, strange cannibalistic rituals, and the foreigner named Jonas all lie in his future.

The book continues the story of Severian, a journeyman in the Seekers for Truth and Penitence (the guild of torturers), describing his travels north to the city of Thrax.

An independent tale in the book, "The Tale of the Student and his Son", was later published separately in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October 1981.

 

About the author

Gene Wolfe was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He was noted for his dense, allusive prose as well as the strong influence of his Catholic faith, to which he converted after marrying a Catholic. He was a prolific short story writer and a novelist, and has won many awards in the field.

The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award is given by SFWA for ‘lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy.’ Wolfe joins the Grand Master ranks alongside such legends as Connie Willis, Michael Moorcock, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Silverberg, Ursula K. Le Guin, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury and Joe Haldeman. The award will be presented at the 48th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend in San Jose, CA, May 16-19, 2013.

While attending Texas A&M University Wolfe published his first speculative fiction in The Commentator, a student literary journal. Wolfe dropped out during his junior year, and was drafted to fight in the Korean War. After returning to the United States he earned a degree from the University of Houston and became an industrial engineer. He edited the journal Plant Engineering for many years before retiring to write full-time, but his most famous professional engineering achievement is a contribution to the machine used to make Pringles potato crisps. He lived in Barrington, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

A frequent Hugo nominee without a win, Wolfe has nevertheless picked up several Nebula and Locus Awards, among others, including the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and the 2012 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award. He is also a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

 

Features

Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations

VERY FINE GUARANTEED. Sealed without any visible flaws. A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that are not bumped. Unread book with square and tight spine. No attached bookplate or indication of any removed.
Publisher:
Easton Press
Publication Date:
1993
Edition:
Limited Edition
Binding:
Full Genuine Leather
Author:
Gene Wolfe
Introduction:
Joan Gordon
Illustrator:
Toni Taylor