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The Fifth Head of Cerberus Gene Wolfe

The Fifth Head of Cerberus By Gene Wolfe

The Fifth Head of Cerberus by Gene Wolfe

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On the twin colony planets of Saintes Anne and Croix, civilization is a mix of the archaic and the futuristic, with slavery and advanced science co-existing. Were the shapeshifting alien inhabitants of Sainte Anne exterminated by the colonists, or did they kill the humans and adopt their identity?

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The Fifth Head of Cerberus by Gene Wolfe

Far from Earth two sister planets, Sainte Anne and Sainte Croix, circle each other. It is said that a race of shapeshifting aliens once lived here, only to become extinct when human colonists arrived. But one man believes they still exist, somewhere out in the wilderness. In The Fifth Head of Cerberus, Gene Wolfe brilliantly interweaves three tales: a scientist's son gradual discovery of the bizarre secret of his heritage; a young man's mythic dreamquest for his darker half; the mystifying chronicle of an anthropologist's seemingly-arbitrary imprisonment. Gradually, a mesmerising pattern emerges.

About Gene Wolfe

SALES POINTS * #8 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written * 'A subtle, ingenious, poetic, and picturesque book ... Wolfe is so good he leaves me speechless' -- Ursula Le Guin * 'A truly extraordinary work. One of the most cunningly wrought narratives in the whole of modern SF, a masterpiece of misdirection, subtle clues and apparently casual revelations' -- Science Fiction: 100 Best Novels

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The Fifth Head of Cerberus by Gene Wolfe
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Orion Publishing Co
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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