The Fall of the Towers

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The Fall of the Towers
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Covers of first omnibus edition
Author Samuel R. Delany
Cover artist Kelly Freas
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fantasy
Publisher Ace Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 413 pp
OCLC 425974

The Fall of the Towers is a trilogy of science fantasy books by American writer Samuel R. Delany.

First published in omnibus form in 1970,[1] the trilogy was originally published individually as Captives of the Flame (1963, rewritten as Out of the Dead City in 1968[2]), The Towers of Toron (1964), and City of a Thousand Suns (1965). The first two books were somewhat rewritten for the omnibus edition. Delany describes the extent of the rewriting in a final note in the one-volume text.

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; however, linking references were removed in later revised editions.[3]



  1. ^ Barbour 1979, p. 162.
  2. ^ Tuck 1974, p. 136.
  3. ^ Clute and Nicholls 1995, p. 316.


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