Nightside the Long Sun


  • First publication by Tor, 1993
  • Also published in an omnibus edition with Lake of the Long Sun as Litany of the Long Sun, 2000


Patera Silk, a pagan priest on the generation starship Whorl, receives divine enlightenment and sets out on a quest to save his church from the gangster who bought it for unpaid taxes. To do this, he will have to learn more than he ever knew about the criminal "nightside" of his world.

Complete plot summary -- SPOILERS (in progress)

Nightside the Long Sun is the first volume of the four-volume The Book of the Long Sun, which is followed by the three-volume The Book of the Short Sun. These, in turn, are set within the same universe as the four-volume The Book of the New Sun and Urth of the New Sun books.

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