West of January

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West of January
Author Dave Duncan
Language English
Genre Fantasy novel
Publication date
1989 (1st edition)
Media type Print (Trade paperback & Paperback)
ISBN 0-345-35836-8 (1st edition)
OCLC 20184025
LC Class CPB Box no. 2609 vol. 21


West of January is a fantasy novel by Dave Duncan. The book won the 1990 Prix Aurora Award (Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy) for Best Long-Form Work in English.

Plot introduction[edit]

The novel is set on a world called Vernier, on which the cycle of day and night lasts two hundred years. It describes the journey of discovery of Knobil, a herdsman born on the grasslands of Vernier.