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Guiding Nose of Ulfant Banderoz, The | Simmons, Dan | Signed Limited Edition Book


 
THE GUIDING NOSE OF ULFANT BANDEROZ by Dan Simmons
AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED LIMITED EDITION


Limited Numbered edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by the author. Limited to one of 250. June 2013 MI: Subterranean ISBN 9781596065413
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GUIDING NOSE OF ULFANT BANDEROZ, THE by Dan Simmons - SIGNED LIMITED EDITION BOOK

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A short story of the Dying Earth.

Jack Vance's stories of the Dying Earth are among the most indelible creations of 20th century fantasy. Set on a far future Earth moving toward extinction under a slowly dying sun, these baroque tales of wonder have exerted a profound influence on generations of writers. One of those writers is Dan Simmons, who acknowledges that influence in spectacular fashion in The Guiding Nose of Ulfant Banderoz, an informed and loving act of literary homage.

The narrative begins at a critical moment in the Dying Earth's history, a moment when signs and portents indicate that the long anticipated death of the planet is finally at hand. Against this backdrop, Simmons's protagonist--Shrue the diabolist--learns of the death of Ulfant Banderoz, ancient magus and sole proprietor of the legendary Ultimate Library and Final Compendium of Thaumaturgical Lore. Determined to possess its secrets, Shrue sets out in search of the fabled library, guided by the severed nose of the deceased magician. The narrative that follows tells the story of that quest, a quest whose outcome will affect the fate of the entire dying planet.

The result is a hugely engrossing novella filled with marvels, bizarre encounters, and an array of astonishing creatures--the pelgranes, daihaks, and assorted elementals of Jack Vance's boundless imagination. Written with wit, fidelity, and grace, and rooted in its author s obvious affection for his source material, The Guiding Nose of Ulfant Banderoz is something special, a collaborative gem in which the talents and sensibilities of two master storytellers come powerfully--and seamlessly--together.

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