On Blue's Waters


  • First publication by Tor, 1999


The narrator (who calls himself Horn) writes of setting out by boat from a city on the colonized planet Blue to find a lander which will take him back to the starship Whorl to find the lost leader Silk. He also describes his recent experiences as the Rajan of the city of Gaon.

Complete plot summary -- SPOILERS

On Blue's Waters is the first volume of the three-volume The Book of the Short Sun. It is a sequel to the four-volume Book of the Long 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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