Captives of the Flame

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Captives of the Flame
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Cover of first edition paperback
Author Samuel R. Delany
Cover artist Jack Gaughan
Country United States
Language English
Series The Fall of the Towers
Genre Science fantasy novel
Publisher Ace Books
Publication date
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 147 pp
OCLC 1162251
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).[1] It was later rewritten as Out of the Dead City and published by Signet Books in 1968.[2]

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.[3]


  1. ^ Barbour 1979, p. 161.
  2. ^ Tuck 1974, p. 136.
  3. ^ Clute and Nicholls 1995, p. 316.

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