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bookcover of the book of new sun(chinese version)

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The Book of the New Sun (1980–83) is a series of four science fantasy novels or one four-volume novel by the American author Gene Wolfe. Alternatively, it is a series comprising the original tetralogy, a 1983 collection of essays, and a 1987 sequel.[a] Either way, it inaugurated the so-called "Solar Cycle" (below) that Wolfe continued after 1987 by setting other multi-volume works in the same universe.[1]

Gene Wolfe had originally intended the story to be a 40,000 words novella called "The Feast of Saint Catherine", meant to be published in one of the Obitanthologies, but during the writing it continued to grow in size.[2][3] Despite being published with a year between each book, all four books were written and completed during his free time without anyone's knowledge when he was still an editor of Plant Engineering, allowing him to write at his own pace and take his time.[4]

The tetralogy chronicles the journey of Severian, a disgraced journeyman torturer who is exiled and forced to travel to Thrax and beyond. It is a first-person narrative, ostensibly translated by Wolfe into contemporary English, set in the distant future when the Sun has dimmed and Earth is cooler (a "Dying Earth" story).

In 1998, Locus magazine ranked the tetralogy number three among 36 all-time best fantasy novels before 1990, based on a poll of subscribers.[5][b]

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Wow!  How did I miss this?
I mean your covers for this series.

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I've just read this series a few days ago, and must say you captured the essence of it entirely. Gorgeous work.
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My favorite books of all time. I posted this to my tumblr with a link back here. If that's not okay, let me know and I'll take it down. Awesome work!
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Dude with the sword's like a medieval Darth Vader cuz of the skull-mask thing. Boss!
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your art is incredible and it upholds to the literature.
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I have used this for my Twitter background. I hope this is ok. Please let me know if you mind me using it.
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This is awesome. Your art is simply amazing.
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Magnificant colors, atmosphere and mood of this pic) I love it !
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Very cool.  I love the color schemes.
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This is absolutely sublime. I'm looking at my boring edition of Shadow and Claw and am so jealous of future Chinese readers!
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Dude, I am *AWE*!!!
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Is there any way to buy these as prints? Would definitely be interested if they're available.
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it is really amazing :)
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The physical books look gorgeous. Congrats, man!
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Loved the books, love your covers!
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Breathtaking work! I love it.
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I seond, third, fourth everybody here who want stained glass versions. (Actually, copying them on clear plastic sheets should to the trick? Put a lamp behind it?)
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These are beautiful. I especially like the second and fourth one. I've said it before, I will say it again: I would love to see some of your work done in actual stained glass. 
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If I were to become a best selling author (don't hold your breath), I would definitely want the publisher to commission you for covers. I don't think I've commented on your work before, but I have enjoyed every piece that you've put up since I became a watcher. You have such a distinct style that is unique and incredibly gorgeous. 
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