Nightside of the Long Sun (Book of the Long Sun Series #1) - More of a long prologue than an independent story. The first of the four-book Long Sun series, Patera Silk is a naïve, but sympathetic guide, through Wolfe’s world of futuristic science and reinvented religion. I’m not sure I was thrilled with the book as a stand alone read, but I’m definitely intrigued with the setting Wolfe creates and how he will build on the characters and plotlines in the following books.