Dying Earth


The stories of the Dying Earth series are set in the distant future, at a point when the sun is almost exhausted and magic has reasserted itself as a dominant force. The various civilizations of Earth have collapsed for the most part into decadence. The Earth is mostly barren and cold, and has become infested with various predatory monsters (possibly created by a magician in a former age).

The Moon has disappeared and the Sun is in danger of burning out at any time. A certain fatalism characterizes many of the inhabitants as a consequence.

The series shows the influence of the picaresque tale, applied to a science fiction/fantasy setting.

Added by 2007-09-19 (Jussi) | Edited by 2012-08-10 (Jussi)
Speculative Fiction Novels (11)
1950  The Dying Earth (Dying Earth, #1)
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1966  The Eyes of the Overworld (Dying Earth, #2)
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1983  Cugel's Saga (Dying Earth, #3)
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1984  Rhialto the Marvellous (Dying Earth, #4)
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1974  A Quest for Simbilis (Dying Earth)
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1979  Morreion (Dying Earth)
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1979  The Seventeen Virgins (Dying Earth)
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1979  The Bagful of Dreams (Dying Earth)
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1999  Tales of the Dying Earth (Dying Earth)
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2005  The Laughing Magician: The Adventures of Cugel (Dying Earth)
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2013  The Guiding Nose of Ulfänt Banderoz (Dying Earth)
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Comics and Anthology (1)
2009  Songs of the Dying Earth (Dying Earth)
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