The 5th Head of Cerberus
By (author) Gene Wolfe
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5th Head of Cerberus by Gene Wolfe
Book DescriptionBack in print for the first time in more than a decade, Gene Wolfe's "The Fifth Head of Cerberus" is a universally acknowledged masterpiece of science fiction by one of the field's most brilliant writers.Far out from Earth, two sister planets, Saint Anne and Saint Croix, circle each other in an eternal dance. It is said a race of shapeshifters once lived here, only to perish when men came. But one man believes they can still be found, somewhere in the back of the beyond.In "The Fifth Head of Cerberus, " Wolfe skillfully interweaves three bizarre tales to create a mesmerizing pattern: the harrowing account of the son of a mad genius who discovers his hideous heritage; a young man's mythic dreamquest for his darker half; the bizarre chronicle of a scientists' nightmarish imprisonment. Like an intricate, braided knot, the pattern at last unfolds to reveal astonishing truths about this strange and savage alien landscape.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312890209
(210mm x 133mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Tor Books
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gene Wolfe
Borrowed Man, Paperback (December 2016)
In the 22nd century, our civilization has retained many familiar characteristics, but the population is smaller. Technology has made significant advances, and there are robots - and clones. One such is E.A. Smithe, a clone who lives on a third-tier shelf in a public library. His personality is an uploaded recording of a deceased mystery writer.
Book of the New Sun, Paperback (November 2016)View all books by Gene Wolfe
The concluding two volumes of Gene Wolfe's magnificent, award-winning The Book of the New Sun.
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Author Biography - Gene Wolfe
Gene Wolfe has been called "the finest writer the science fiction world has yet produced" by "The Washington Post." A former engineer, he has written numerous books and won a variety of awards for his SF writing.
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