Latro in the Mist

Latro, a Roman mercenary soldier from the north, has suffered a head wound in battle, develops the ability to see and converse with all of the invisible gods, goddesses, ghosts, demons, and werewolves that inhabit the land, but forgets ...

Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765302946

Category: Fiction

Page: 639

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Latro, a Roman mercenary soldier from the north, has suffered a head wound in battle, develops the ability to see and converse with all of the invisible gods, goddesses, ghosts, demons, and werewolves that inhabit the land, but forgets everything when he sleeps, writing down his experiences in his journal each day, in an omnibus edition containing Soldier of the MistSoldier of Arete. Original.

Attending Daedalus

Accordingly , Dionysis becomes the king of Nysa ' , ' the God in the Tree ' and ' the Kid ' ( S. Mist , p . ... Throughout Soldier of the Mist , Wolfe invites the reader to make comparisons between Latro's narrative and that of Severian ...

Author: Peter Wright

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853238189

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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Soldier of the Mist

Basias threw him twice, then he threw Basias twice, then Basias threw Latro again to end the bout. We all had a drink on it, and Basias went in here to try to find something to put on that bad place on his arm. Latro wanted to write in ...

Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781466828513

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

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The first volume of Gene Wolfe's powerful story of Latro, a Roman mercenary who received a head injury that deprived him of his short-term memory. In return it gave him the ability to converse with supernatural creatures, gods and goddesses who invisibly inhabit the ancient landscape. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction

Peace (1975) The Devil in a Forest (1977) Free Live Free (1984) Soldier of the Mist (1986) There Are Doors (1988) Soldier ofArete (1989) Castleview (1990) Latro in the Mist (2003) Innocents Aboard (2004) The Knight(2004) The Wizard ...

Author: Don D'Ammassa

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438140636

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 488

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Presents articles on the horror and fantasy genres of fiction, including authors, themes, significant works, and awards.

Scores

Latro – protagonist of a seemingly uncompleted sequence comprising Soldier of the Mist (1986) and Soldier of Arete (1989) [now published in one volume as Latro in the Mist (2003)] – has been punished by a goddess with an amnesia which ...

Author: John Clute

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473219809

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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For more than 50 years John Clute has been reviewing science fiction and fantasy. As Scores demonstrates, his devotion to the task of understanding the central literatures of our era has not slackened. There are jokes in Scores, and curses, and tirades, and apologies, and riffs; but every word of every review, in the end, is about how we understand the stories we tell about the world. Following on from his two previous books of collected reviews (Strokes and Look at the Evidence) this book collects reviews from a wide variety of sources, but mostly from Interzone, the New York Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Weekly. Where it has seemed possible to do so without distorting contemporary responses to books, these reviews have been revised, sometimes extensively. 125 review articles, over 200 books reviewed in more than 214,000 words.

Starwater Strains

... New Sun Latro in the Mist (comprising Soldiers of the Mist and Soldier of Arete) There Are Doors Castleview Pandora by Holly Hollander NOVELLAS The Death of Doctor Island Seven American Nights COLLECTIONS Endangered Species Storeys ...

Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429915552

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Gene Wolfe follows his acclaimed all-fantasy short story collection, Innocents Aboard, with a volume devoted primarily to his science fiction. The twenty-five stories here amply demonstrate his range, excellence, and mastery of the form that has traditionally been the heart of the field. Their diversity makes them otherwise impossible to characterize as a group, so a few tantalizing samples will have to suffice: "Viewpoint" takes on the unreality of so-called "reality" TV and imagines such a show done truly for real, with real guns, and a real government clawing at the money. Wolfe has loved dinosaurs since he was kid, and in "Petting Zoo" he imagines the reunion of a man and an aged dinosaur who look back together on a day when they were much much younger, and much freer. "Empires of Foliage and Flower" is a special treat, an addition to the classic Book of the New Sun series first published only as a limited edition chapbook. The volume closes with its newest story "Golden City Far." It's about dreams, high school, and finding love, which Wolfe says "is about as good a recipe for a story as I've ever found." You're sure to agree. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Classical Traditions in Science Fiction

... his stories at the intersection of genres and frequently includes Greek and Latin terms and classical characters, as in the alternate Greek history series Latro in the Mist (Soldier of the Mist [1986] and Soldier of Arete [1989]).

Author: Brett M. Rogers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199988433

Category: History

Page: 416

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For all its concern with change in the present and future, science fiction is deeply rooted in the past and, surprisingly, engages especially deeply with the ancient world. Indeed, both as an area in which the meaning of "classics" is actively transformed and as an open-ended set of texts whose own 'classic' status is a matter of ongoing debate, science fiction reveals much about the roles played by ancient classics in modern times. Classical Traditions in Science Fiction is the first collection in English dedicated to the study of science fiction as a site of classical receptions, offering a much-needed mapping of that important cultural and intellectual terrain. This volume discusses a wide variety of representative examples from both classical antiquity and the past four hundred years of science fiction, beginning with science fiction's "rosy-fingered dawn" and moving toward the other-worldly literature of the present day. As it makes its way through the eras of science fiction, Classical Traditions in Science Fiction exposes the many levels on which science fiction engages the ideas of the ancient world, from minute matters of language and structure to the larger thematic and philosophical concerns.

The Complete Book of the New Sun

... Devil in a Forest Peace Free Live Free The Urth of the New Sun Latro in the Mist (comprising Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete) Soldier of Sidon There Are Doors Castleview Pandora by Holly Hollander Pirate Freedom An Evil Guest.

Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Orb Books

ISBN: 9781250179111

Category: Fiction

Page: 1216

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This discounted Gene Wolfe ebundle includes: The Shadow of the Torturer, The Claw of the Conciliator, The Sword of the Lictor, The Citadel of the Autarch, The Urth of the New Sun “Magic stuff...a masterpiece...the best science fiction I've read in years!” —Ursula K. Le Guin The Book of the New Sun is unanimously acclaimed as Gene Wolfe’s most remarkable work, hailed as “a masterpiece of science fantasy comparable in importance to the major works of Tolkien and Lewis” by Publishers Weekly, and “one of the most ambitious works of speculative fiction in the twentieth century” by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The Shadow of the Torturer introduces young Severian, an apprentice in the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, who has been exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession—showing mercy toward his victim. The Claw of the Conciliator continues the saga of Severian, banished from his home, as he undertakes a mythic quest to discover the awesome power of an ancient relic, and learn the truth about his hidden destiny. The Sword of the Lictor is the third volume in Wolfe's remarkable epic, chronicling the odyssey of the wandering pilgrim called Severian, driven by a powerful and unfathomable destiny, as he carries out a dark mission far from his home. The Citadel of the Autarch brings The Book of the New Sun to its harrowing conclusion, as Severian clashes in a final reckoning with the dread Autarch, fulfilling an ancient prophecy that will forever alter the realm known as Urth. The Urth of the New Sun is the long awaited sequel to Gene Wolfe's four-volume classic, The Book of the New Sun. We return to the world of Severian, now the Autarch of Urth, as he leaves the planet on one of the huge spaceships of the alien Hierodules to travel across time and space to face his greatest test yet. More Tor books by Gene Wolfe The Book of the Long Sun Nightside the Long Sun Lake of the Long Sun Caldé of the Long Sun At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Land Across

... Forest Peace Free Live Free The Urth ofthe New Sun Latro in the Mist (comprising Soldier ofthe Mist and Soldier ofArete) Soldier ofSidon ThereAreDoors Castleview Pandora by Holly Hollander Pirate Freedom An Evil Guest The Sorcerer's ...

Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781466826359

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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An American writer of travel guides in need of a new location chooses to travel to a small and obscure Eastern European country. The moment Grafton crosses the border he is in trouble, much more than he could have imagined. His passport is taken by guards, and then he is detained for not having it. He is released into the custody of a family, but is again detained. It becomes evident that there are supernatural agencies at work, but they are not in some ways as threatening as the brute forces of bureaucracy and corruption in that country. Is our hero in fact a spy for the CIA? Or is he an innocent citizen caught in a Kafkaesque trap? In The Land Across, Gene Wolfe keeps us guessing until the very end, and after. A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Innocents Aboard

... New Sun Latro in the Mist (comprising Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete) There Are Doors Castleview Pandora by Holly Hollander NOVELLAS The Death of Doctor Island Seven American Nights COLLECTIONS Endangered Species Storeys ...

Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429915501

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Gene Wolfe may be the single best writer in fantasy and SF today. His quotes and reviews certainly support that contention, and so does his impressive short fiction oeuvre. Innocents Aboard gathers fantasy and horror stories from the last decade that have never before been in a Wolfe collection. Highlights from the twenty-two stories include "The Tree is my Hat," adventure and horror in the South Seas, "The Night Chough," a Long Sun story, "The Walking Sticks," a darkly humorous tale of a supernatural inheritance, and "Houston, 1943," lurid adventures in a dream that has no end. This is fantastic fiction at its best. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.