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  • With a roar that echoed from the walls, the alzabo burst from this encircled band.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • Behind us was pandemonium, the sailors shouting and scuffling, the alzabo baying.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • I wrenched futilely at the manacles, then fumbled for the sliding link and shouted to Zak not to try to stop the alzabo without a weapon.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • The faces blurred and went out, like the flames of candles; only the eyes of the alzabo caught the fading light and shone like two red embers.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • The alzabo, certainly, and the blood bats and scorpions, perhaps; the snake called "yellow beard" and other poisonous snakes, and a few more.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • She turned aside as one turns from the mutterings and cracking bones when an alzabo savages a carcass, and Jolenta listened to nothing that did not concern herself.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • _ "The alzabo had come, and its eyes burned in the blackness that had entered through the doorway of the Examination Chamber.

    The Urth of the New Sun

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  • In Gene Wolfe's New Sun novels: An animal with prominent eyes that eats humans inheriting (parts of) their personalities and can then speak with their voices.

    October 1, 2008