On Blue's Waters: Volume One of 'The Book of the Short Sun'

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2007 - Fiction - 384 pages
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On Blue's Waters is the start of a major new work by Gene Wolfe, the first of three volumes that comprise The Book of the Short Sun, which takes place in the years after Wolfe's four-volume Book of the Long Sun. Horn, the narrator of the earlier work, now tells his own story. Though life is hard on the newly settled planet of Blue, Horn and his family have made a decent life for themselves. But Horn is the only one who can locate the great leader Silk, and convince him to return to Blue and lead them all to prosperity. So Horn sets sail in a small boat, on a long and difficult quest across the planet Blue in search of the now legendary Patera Silk. The story continues in In Green's Jungles and Return to the Whorl.



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User Review  - CHARLES L. - Overstock.com

On Blues Waters on its own would be a good read. However if you have read the preceding 4 books The Book of the Long Sun then On Blues Waters will be a great read.As the hero of On Blues Waters Horn ... Read full review

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Bound by an oath to find the legendary Patera Silk and bring him to the new world known as Blue, Horn leaves his job as a papermaker and embarks on a perilous sea voyage to the end of his world and ... Read full review

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Contents

I
17
II
49
III
69
IV
95
V
123
VI
147
VII
171
VIII
191
X
225
XI
255
XII
283
XIII
313
XIV
343
XV
363
XVI
371
Copyright

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Gene Wolfe is perhaps the most repected literary writer of SF in the world today. He lives in Barrington, Illinois.

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