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For questions about "Solar Cycle" a series written by Gene Wolfe. The works in it are divided into a trilogy, each of which is comprised of several novels. Use in conjunction with the trilogy tags where appropriate: [the-book-of-the-new-sun], [the-book-of-the-long-sun] and [the-book-of-the-short-sun].

Solar Cycle (also called Briah Cycle or Urth Cycle) is the name of a series of science-fantasy novels written by Gene Wolfe. The works in it are divided into a trilogy, each of which is comprised of several works.

The ISFDb recognises a couple of other works (short stories and essays) as being part of the series, other than those listed below.

The Book of the New Sun

  • The Shadow of the Torturer (1980)
  • The Claw of the Conciliator (1981)
  • The Sword of the Lictor (1981)
  • The Citadel of the Autarch (1983)
  • The Urth of the New Sun (1987)


The Book of the Long Sun

  • Nightside the Long Sun (1993)
  • Lake of the Long Sun (1994)
  • Caldé of the Long Sun (1994)
  • Exodus from the Long Sun (1996)


The Book of the Short Sun

  • On Blue's Waters (1999)
  • In Green's Jungles (2000)
  • Return to the Whorl (2001)