Lake of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe
(Book of the Long Sun)

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To save his parish buildings, Patera Silk, a young priest, embarks on a quest that takes him on an odyssey into the hidden secrets of his world and into a huge spaceship illuminated by an artificial long sun.
 

About Gene Wolfe

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Science fiction and fantasy author Gene Wolfe was born on May 7, 1931. He dropped out of Texas A&M University during his junior year and was drafted to fight in the Korean War. After the war, he received a degree from the University of Houston and became an industrial engineer. He edited the engineering review Plant Engineering for years before retiring to become a full-time writer. His best-known work is the multi-volume novel The Book of the New Sun. He has won the Campbell Memorial Award, the Locus Award four times, and the Nebula Award and the World Fantasty Award two times each. In 1996, he was given the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement. He currently lives in Barrington, Illinois.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Tor Books. 352 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Pressured by corrupt businessman Blood's associates for the payments he has agreed to make, Silk and Chenille decide to attempt to blackmail Dr. Crane, whom they know to be a spy, and follow Crane to the nearby Lake Limna.

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Wolfe continues the saga begun in Nightside the Long Sun with this curious mix of science and medieval culture in which gods possess people and robotic police patrol mysterious underground passageways.

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