Captives of the Flame
Cover of first edition paperback
|Author||Samuel R. Delany|
|Cover artist||Jack Gaughan|
|Series||The Fall of the Towers|
|Genre||Science fantasy novel|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Followed by||The Towers of Toron|
Captives of the Flame is a 1963 science fantasy novel by Samuel R. Delany, and is the first novel in the "Fall of the Towers" trilogy. The novel was originally published as Ace Double F-199 together with The Psionic Menace by Keith Woodcott (a pseudonym of John Brunner). It was later rewritten as Out of the Dead City and published by Signet Books in 1968.
The stories of the Fall of the Towers trilogy were originally set in the same post-holocaust Earth as Delany's earlier The Jewels of Aptor; linking references, however, were removed in later revised editions.
- Barbour 1979, p. 161.
- Tuck 1974, p. 136.
- Clute and Nicholls 1995, p. 316.
- Barbour, Douglas (1979). Worlds Out Of Words: The SF Novels of Samuel R. Delany. Frome, Somerset, UK: Bran's Head Books Ltd. ISBN 0-905220-13-7.
- Clute, John; Nicholls, Peter (1995). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2 ed.). New York: St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 0-312-13486-X.
- Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. ISBN 0-911682-20-1.
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