By Gene Wolfe
L’Épée du licteur (titre unique : The Sword of the Lictor) est un roman de Gene Wolfe publié en 1982. Il reçoit le prix Locus du meilleur roman de fable en 1983. Il est le troisième tome d'une pentalogie intitulée Le Livre du moment soleil de Teur ou Le Livre du nouveau soleil selon les éditeurs.
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We’ve got all the physical data we need, and Clahdru knows we’ve got more ‘societal’ data than any sane being is ever going to want to look at. ” PLANET KU-197-20 YEAR 74,065 OF THE HEGEMONY . I . “So, fearless hunter, are you ready for your venture into the deepest, darkest wilderness? ” Sharon Dvorak inquired with a sweet smile. ” her husband responded suspiciously. He turned and cocked an eyebrow in her direction. “It was, wasn’t it? It was a shot! ” Sharon sighed, shaking her head with infinite sadness.
Henry watched through merciless eyes, fingering the scars on his face, as the French struggled forward. Their heavy mail and plate armor might defeat his archers’ arrows, but those same arrows forced the advancing French to close their helmet visors and keep their heads down lest the same thing happen to them as had happened to Henry and Percy at Shrewsbury. Visibility, as Henry knew from harsh personal experience, was hugely restricted under those circumstances, and just breathing through a visor’s airholes could become a tortuous ordeal, especially for someone fighting his way through knee-deep mud in the hot, sweaty prison of his armor.
Acquisition of less advanced but trainable species provided useful increases in the Empire’s labor force. A labor force which—thanks to the Constitution’s namby-pamby emphasis on members’ internal autonomy—could be kept properly in its place on any planet belonging to the Empire. And a labor force which was building the sinews of war the Empire would require on the day it told the rest of the Hegemony what it could do with all of its demeaning restrictions. That was one reason the Shongairi had been so secretly delighted when the more pacific members of the Council had decided that anyone as bloodthirsty as “humans” deserved whatever happened to them.
L'épée du licteur (Le Livre du Nouveau Soleil, Livre 3) by Gene Wolfe