(urth) Best order to read Sun books?

William Ansley wansley at warwick.net
Wed Sep 29 12:07:54 PDT 2004

I strongly believe that the best way to read any series of books is by 
publication date. That way, you can best see the workings of the author's 
mind and the ways the various characters, concepts, etc. evolve over time.

To maximize your confusion, errr, enjoyment, I suggest that you read _The 
Fifth Head of Cerberus_ first, before the Sun series. I don't subscribe the 
notion that 5HoC is set in the "same universe" as the Sun books, but there 
are very interesting thematic parallels between the two works (5HoC and the 
Book of the Various Suns).

Have fun!

William Ansley

At 02:12 PM 9/29/2004, you wrote:

>I am about to start the long journey into reading the entire Sun series of 
>books. I was wondering if it would be better to start in this order:
>Long Sun ---> Short Sun ---> New Sun
>I write this since this seems to be the chronologically correct order. Or 
>is it better to read them by date of publication? Thank you for any advice.

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