Τζην Γουλφ – Gene Wolfe


Η σκιά του βασανιστή
The Shadow of the Torturer
Ο Ήλιος πεθαίνει. Σε μια υπέργηρη και εξαντλημένη Γη, στην αχανή Ακρόπολη της Ακατάλυτης Πόλης Νέσσου, ο μαθητευόμενος βασανιστής Σεβέριαν προδίδει τον όρκο της συντεχνίας του. Εξόριστος πλέον, ο Σεβέριαν ξεκινά ένα περιπετειώδες ταξίδι στα ζοφερά, γεμάτα κινδύνους τοπία του απώτατου μέλλοντος. Σ’ έναν κόσμο όπου τίποτα και κανείς δεν είναι μόνο αυτό που δείχνει, η εξορία του μπορεί να αποδειχθεί αρχή μιας αναζήτησης με έπαθλο τον Νέο Ήλιο.

Το πετράδι του συμφιλιωτή
The Claw of the Conciliator
Στα σκοτεινά βάθη του απώτατου μέλλοντος, εξόριστος από τη συντεχνία των βασανιστών, ο νεαρός Σεβέριαν συνεχίζει το ταξίδι του προς τη μακρινή Θράκη, την Πόλη των Τυφλών Σπιτιών. Μαζί του φέρει την Terminus Est, το αρχαίο σπαθί των εκτελεστών, και το Γαμψώνυχο του Συμφιλιωτή, ένα πετράδι απαράμιλλης δύναμης και ομορφιάς. Κάτω από το ασθενικό φως του ετοιμοθάνατου ήλιου, ο Σεβέριαν θα μοιραστεί ένα ανίερο δείπνο στην καρδιά του υπεραιωνόβιου δάσους, θα ανακαλύψει μυστικά στις δαιδαλώδεις αίθουσες του Απόλυτου Οίκου και θα έχει μια επικίνδυνη συνάντηση σε μια πόλη ερειπωμένη από την αυγή της ανθρωπότητας. Είναι όμως δυνατόν το πετράδι να επισπεύσει την επιστροφή του Συμφιλιωτή, και μαζί του την έλευση του Νέου Ήλιου;

Ο στρατιώτης της ομίχλης
Soldier of the Mist
479 π.Χ. Ο Λάτρο, ένας μισθοφόρος στο στρατό του Ξέρξη, τραυματίζεται στη μάχη των Πλαταιών και παθαίνει αμνησία. Χωρίς παρελθόν και αναμνήσεις, μ’ έναν πάπυρο και μια γραφίδα στο χέρι καταγράφει όλα όσα βλέπει για να μπορεί να θυμάται στη συνέχεια. Την ίδια στιγμή αποκτά μια ασυνήθιστη ικανότητα: να επικοινωνεί με τους θεούς και να βλέπει παράξενα οράματα. Μια προφητεία θα του αποκαλύψει το πεπρωμένο του: μόνο όταν θα έχει περιπλανηθεί πολύ μακριά θα βρει το δρόμο του γυρισμού για το σπίτι του· η Μεγάλη Μητέρα θα τον οδηγήσει· αυτό που αναζητά βρίσκεται στη νεκρή πόλη.
Σε μια περιπετειώδη περιπλάνηση στην αρχαία Ελλάδα -από τη Θήβα και την Κόρινθο μέχρι την Αθήνα, τη Σπάρτη και τη Θράκη- ο Λάτρο, με τη συνοδεία μιας πιστής σκλάβας, του ποιητή Πίνδαρου και ενός νεκρομάντη, θα γνωρίσει θεές και ιέρειες, βασιλείς, σκλάβους και θεραπευτές, πολεμιστές και ποιητές, και θα ανακαλύψει πόσο αινιγματικές και σκληρές είναι οι βουλές των θεών που ορίζουν τη μοίρα του. (Από την παρουσίαση στο οπισθόφυλλο του βιβλίου)
“Ένα έξοχο ιστορικό μυθιστόρημα, με θεούς, πνεύματα και μαγικές μεταμορφώσεις. Γραμμένο σε γλαφυρή γλώσσα, συναρπάζει τον αναγνώστη αιχμαλωτίζοντας το πνεύμα της εποχής εκείνης”. (Kirkus Reviews)
“Ο Gene Wolfe είναι εκείνος ο συγγραφέας που οι άλλοι συγγραφείς διαβάζουν για να εκμεταλλευτούν τις πρωτότυπες και υπέροχα δομημένες ιστορίες του”. (Roger Zelazny, συγγραφέας)

Σειρές
Solar Cycle
The Cat (1983)
The Map (1984)
Empires of Foliage and Flower (1987)

1: The Book of the New Sun
Η σκιά του βασανιστή – The Shadow of the Torturer (1980)
Το πετράδι του συμφιλιωτή – The Claw of the Conciliator (1981)
The Sword of the Lictor (1982)
The Citadel of the Autarch (1983)
Free Live Free (1984)
The Urth of the New Sun (1987)

2: The Book of the Long Sun
Nightside the Long Sun (1993)
Lake of the Long Sun (1994)
Caldé of the Long Sun (1994)
Exodus From the Long Sun (1996)

3: The Book of the Short Sun
On Blue’s Waters (1999)
In Green’s Jungles (2000)
Return to the Whorl (2001)

The Soldier series
Ο στρατιώτης της ομίχλης – Soldier of the Mist (1986)
Soldier of Arete (1989)
Soldier of Sidon (2006)
There Are Doors (1988)

The Fifth Head of Cerberus
The Fifth Head of Cerberus (1972)
The Fifth Head of Cerberus (1972)
“A Story” by John V. Marsch (1994)

The Wizard Knight
The Knight (2004)
The Wizard (2004)
Pirate Freedom (2007
An Evil Guest (2008)
The Sorcerer’s House (2010)
Home Fires (2011)
The Land Across (2013)
A Borrowed Man (2015)

Archipelago
The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories (1970)
The Death of Dr. Island (1973)
The Doctor of Death Island (1978)
Death of the Island Doctor (1983)

Μυθιστορήματα
Operation Ares (1970)
Peace (1975)
The Devil in a Forest (1976)
Free Live Free (1984)
There Are Doors (1988)
Castleview (1990)
Pandora by Holly Hollander (1990)
Pirate Freedom (2007)
An Evil Guest (2008)
The Sorcerer’s House (2010)
Home Fires (2011)
The Land Across (2013)
A Borrowed Man (2015)

Συλλογές
The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories (1980)
Storeys from the Old Hotel (1988)
Gene Wolfe’s Book of Days (1981)
Castle of Days (1995)
Strange Travelers (2001)
Endangered Species (2004)
Innocents Aboard (2005)
Starwater Strains (2006)
The Best of Gene Wolfe (2010)

Σειρές διηγημάτων
Anderson
The Woman Who Loved the Centaur Pholus (1979)
The Woman the Unicorn Loved (1981)

Cthulhu Mythos
Lord of the Land (1990)

DC Comics Metaverse
The Dreaming
Sandman
Ain’t You ‘Most Done? (1996)

Gene Wolfe Continuum Series
The Dark of the June (1974)
The Death of Hyle (1974)
From the Notebook of Doctor Stein (1974)
Thag (1975)

Liavek
The Green Rabbit from S’Rian (1985)
Choice of the Black Goddess (1986)

Redwood Coast Roamer
At the Volcano’s Lip (1983)
In the Mountains (1983)
In the Old Hotel (1983)
On the Train (1983)

Διηγήματα
The Case of the Vanishing Ghost (1951)
The Grave Secret (1951)
The Dead Man (1965)
The Dead Man (revised) (1965)
Mountains Like Mice (1966)
Screen Test (1967)
Volksweapon (1967)
Trip, Trap (1967)
The Green Wall Said (1967)
The Changeling (1968)
House of Ancestors (1968)
Paul’s Treehouse (1969)
Morning-Glory (1970)
The Horars of War (1970)
The Packerhaus Method (1970)
Car Sinister (1970)
How the Whip Came Back (1970)
Remembrance to Come (1970)
Thou Spark of Blood (1970)
Eyebem (1970)
Of Relays and Roses (1970)
King Under the Mountain (1970)
A Method Bit in “B” (1970)
Sonya, Crane Wessleman, and Kittee (1970)
The Blue Mouse (1971)
The Toy Theater (1971)
Slaves of Silver (1971)
Sweet Forest Maid (1971)
Three Million Square Miles (1971)
Alien Stones (1972)
Beech Hill (1972)
The Headless Man (1972)
Against the Lafayette Escadrille (1972)
Loco Parentis (1972)
Mathoms from the Time Closet (1972)
Robot’s Story (1972)
The Recording (1972)
Tarzan of the Grapes (1972)
It’s Very Clean (1972)
An Article About Hunting (1973)
Beautyland (1973)
Feather Tigers (1973)
Peritonitis (1973)
La Befana (1973)
Hour of Trust (1973)
How I Lost the Second World War and Helped Turn Back the German Invasion (1973)
Going to the Beach (1973)
Continuing Westward (1973)
Westwind (1973)
Cues (1974)
Melting (1974)
Forlesen (1974)
The Rubber Bend (1974)
Civis Lapvtvs Svm (1975)
Silhouette (1975)
St. Brandon (1975)
The Hero as Werwolf (1975)
Straw (1975)
Tracking Song (1975)
The Eyeflash Miracles (1976)
When I Was Ming the Merciless (1976)
Three Fingers (1976)
The Marvelous Brass Chessplaying Automaton (1977)
Many Mansions (1977)
To the Dark Tower Came (1977)
Our Neighbour by David Copperfield (1978)
Seven American Nights (1978)
War Beneath the Tree (1979)
In Looking-Glass Castle (1980)
Kevin Malone (1980)
A Criminal Proceeding (1980)
The God and His Man (1980)
The Detective of Dreams (1980)
Suzanne Delage (1980)
The Adopted Father (1980)
Date Due (1981)
The Claw of the Conciliator (Excerpt) (1981)
Cherry Jubilee (1982)
Last Day (1982)
The Last Thrilling Wonder Story (1982)
Procreation (1983)
A Solar Labyrinth (1983)
Four Wolves (1983)
From the Desk of Gilmer C. Merton (1983)
Creation (1983)
At the Point of Capricorn (1983)
Adam (1984)
Anne Parsons (1984)
Bernard A. French (1984)
Gertrude S. “Spinning Jenny” Deplatta (1984)
Hopkins Dalhousie (1984)
John Glaskin (1984)
John J. Jons, Jr. (1984)
John K. Price (1984)
Kirk Patterson Arthurs, Ph.D. (1984)
Kopman Goldfleas (1984)
Lieutenant James Ryan O’Murphy, NYPD (1984)
Love, Among the Corridors (1984)
Mary Beatrice Smoot Friarly, SPV (1984)
Paul Rico (1984)
Peter O. Henry (1984)
Rishi (1984)
Sir Gabriel (1984)
Skeeter Smyth (1984)
The Woman Who Resigned (1984)
Xavier McRidy (1984)
A Cabin on the Coast (1984)
Redbeard (1984)
The Boy Who Hooked the Sun (1985)
The Nebraskan and the Nereid (1985)
Checking Out (1986)
Parkroads (1987)
The Most Beautiful Woman on the World (1987)
The Peace Spy (1987)
In the House of Gingerbread (1987)
All the Hues of Hell (1987)
The Arimaspian Legacy (1987)
Alphabet (1988)
Sightings at Twin Mounds (1988)
The Flag (1988)
The Other Dead Man (1988)
Read Me (1988)
Lukora (1988)
The Tale of the Rose and the Nightingale (And What Came of It) (1988)
Game in the Pope’s Head (1988)
Houston, 1943 (1988)
Slow Children at Play (1989)
My Book (1989)
The Tale of the Four Accused (1989)
How the Bishop Sailed to Inniskeen (1989)
The Friendship Light (1989)
The Monday Man (1990)
Procreation I Creation (1990)
Procreation II Re-creation (1990)
Procreation III The Sister’s Account (1990)
The Haunted Boardinghouse (1990)
The Seraph From Its Sepulcher (1991)
The Old Woman Whose Rolling Pin Is the Sun (1991)
The Largest Luger (1992)
The Last Casualty of Cambrai (1992)
The Legend of Xi Cygnus (1992)
The Sailor Who Sailed After the Sun (1992)
And When They Appear (1993)
Useful Phrases (1993)
Queen of the Night (1994)
Lake of the Long Sun (1994)
Captain Roy C. Mirk, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (1995)
Seaman (1995)
The Death of Koshchei the Deathless (a tale of old Russia) (1995)
The Ziggurat (1995)
Bed & Breakfast (1996)
Counting Cats in Zanzibar (1996)
The Man in the Pepper Mill (1996)
Try and Kill It (1996)
One-Two-Three for Me (1996)
To the Seventh (1996)
Bluesberry Jam (1996)
Wolfer (1997)
No Planets Strike (1997)
Flash Company (1997)
Petting Zoo (1997)
The Wrapper (1998)
Wrapper (1998)
The Night Chough (1998)
A Traveler in Desert Lands (1999)
How I Got Three Zip Codes (1999)
Has Anybody Seen Junie Moon? (1999)
The Tree Is My Hat (1999)
A Fish Story (1999)
The Walking Sticks (2000)
The Fat Magician (2000)
Pocketsful of Diamonds (2000)
The Eleventh City (2000)
Master Ash’s Joke (2001)
Viewpoint (2001)
Copperhead (2001)
In Glory Like Their Star (2001)
Queen (2001)
Mute (2002)
The Waif (2002)
A Walking Tour of the Shambles (2002) με τον Neil Gaiman
Shields of Mars (2002)
The Tree Is My Hat (play) (2002) με τον Lawrence Santoro
From the Cradle (2002)
The Dog of the Drops (2002)
Under Hill (2002)
Knight (excerpt) (2002)
Calamity Warps (2003)
My Name Is Nancy Wood (2003)
Talk of Mandrakes (2003)
Castaway (2003)
Black Shoes (2003)
Graylord Man’s Last Words (2003)
Hunter Lake (2003)
Of Soil & Climate (2003)
Golden City Far (2004)
Prize Crew (2004)
The Lost Pilgrim (2004)
Rattler (2004) με τον Brian A. Hopkins
Pulp Cover (2004)
Monster (2004)
The Little Stranger (2004)
Comber (2005)
The Card (2005)
The Vampire Kiss (2005)
The Gunner’s Mate (2005)
Christmas Inn (2005)
On a Vacant Face a Bruise (2006)
Six from Atlantis (2006)
Sob in the Silence (2006)
The On-Deck Circle (2006)
Bea and Her Bird Brother (2006)
Build-A-Bear (2006)
The Old Woman in the Young Woman (2006)
The Hour of the Sheep (2007)
Green Glass (2007)
Memorare (2007)
The Magic Animal (2007)
Unrequited Love (2007)
Donovan Sent Us (2009)
Planetarium in Orbit (2009)
Last Drink Bird Head (2009)
Innocent (2010)
Bloodsport (2010)
Leif in the Wind (2010)
King Rat (2010)
The Giant (2011)
Josh (2011)
Why I Was Hanged (2011)
Dormanna (2012)
Uncaged (2013)
Frostfree (2013)
The Sea of Memory (2013)
A Borrowed Man (2015)
Incubator (2015)

Ποίηση
The Computer Iterates the Greater Trumps (1977)
Oh God Mother I Want to Ride the Turtle’s Back Again (1978)
On Lyra III (1980)
After the Runaway (1980)
R. A. Lafferty (1981)
Quotella (1981)
Connect the Dots (1981)
From a Letter to Ron Antonucci, Dated June 22, 1983 (1983)
British Soldier Near Rapier Antiaircraft Missile Battery Scans for the Enemy (1984)
Last Night in the Garden of Forking Tongues (1984)
The Traveler (1985)
To Melville (1985)
Why Private War Or, “Why They Pinned This Name on My Progenitor” (1986)
How Beautiful with Springs (1986)
Riddle (1988)
A Flash of Insight (1988)
Book Report With Dragons (1988)
December Twenty-Fourth Nineteen Fifty-Five (1988)
February Twenty-Eighth (1988)
For The Strawberry Girl (1988)
January Nineteenth (1988)
Letters (1988)
Looking Over The Valley (1988)
Markets (1988)
May Ninth (1988)
Maybe We’ve Been Doing It Wrong (1988)
Monday’s Class (1988)
Old People Die Like Toads (1988)
On An Album Cover (1988)
On The Bus (1988)
Our Speaker Tonight (1988)
Persian Yellow (1988)
Rosa Centifolia (1988)
Rosa Damascena Bifera (1988)
Rosa Gallica Officinalis (1988)
Science-Fiction Poem (1988)
Six A.M. (1988)
Solar Myth (1988)
The Talent (1988)
To Be Continued (1988)
To My Wife (1988)
Why Private War, or “Why They Pinned This Name On My Progenitor” (1988)

Αφηγήσεις – Άρθρα – Δοκίμια
Three Views of Tolkien: The Tolkien Toll-Free Fifties Freeway to Mordor and Points Beyond Hurray! (1974)
The Bellman’s Wonder Ring (1977)
The Right of Things to Come (1978)
Helioscope (1980)
What Do They Mean, SF? (1980)
A Few Words from the New President (January-February 1981) (1981)
Beyond the Castle of the Otter (1982)
Cavalry in the Age of the Autarch (1982)
Hands and Feet (1982)
How Science Will Conquer the World for Fantasy (1982)
Onomastics, The Study of Names (1982)
Sun of Helioscope (1982)
The Castle of the Otter (1982)
The Feast of Saint Catherine (1982)
The Rewards of Authorship (1982)
These Are the Jokes (1982)
Words Weird and Wonderful (1982)
The Tellur-Scop: How Science Will Conquer the World for Fantasy… (1982)
Lone Wolfe (1983)
A Few Points About Knife Throwing (1983)
The Anatomy of a Robot (1983)
Algis Budrys I (1984)
Logology (1984)
The Books in The Book of the New Sun (1984)
Our Young Gamer (1984)
A Little Mermaid on the Star Worts (1984)
Explaining Nancy Kress (1985)
Peace of My Mind (1985)
An Idea That… (1986)
Breakthrough (1987)
Why Has the Moira Favoured Us? (1987)
The Ethos of Elfland (1987)
Avram Davidson: The Fish Unturned (1988)
Scribbling Giant (1988)
The Fish Unturned: Avram Davidson (1988)
Where Castle? (1988)
About These Pieces (For Rosemary) (1988)
Kipling’s Influence (1989)
Secrets of the Greeks (1990)
Smiling, She Met the Dragon (1991)
Algis Budrys II (1992)
Orbital Thoughts (1992)
The Pirates of Florida, and Other Implausibilities (1992)
The Writer’s Tool Kit (1992)
About Theodore Sturgeon (1995)
Kid Sister (1997)
The Living Earth (2000)
Joe and Me (2000)
Kathryn Met David (2001)
Ray Lafferty (2002)
My Agent (2003)
A Fantasist Reads The Bible and Its Critics (2007)
How to Be a Writer’s Family (2007)
More Than Half of You Can’t Read This (2007)
The Special Problems of Science Fiction (2007)
Wolfe’s Inalienable Truths About Reviewing (2007)
Wolfe’s Irreproducible Truths about Novels (2007)
Wolfe’s Rules: What You Must Do To Be a Writer (2007)
Out Beyond the Stars (2010)
The Care and Feeding of Authors (2010)

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