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A, B, C: Three Short Novels: The Jewels of Aptor, The Ballad of Beta-2, They Fly at Ciron

Authors: Delany, Samuel R.
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC009000, FIC028010, FIC028070
ISBN: 9781101911433, Related ISBNs: 1101911425, 1101911433, 9781101911426, 9781101911433
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 672,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A, B, C: Three Short Novels contains the first three novels of Samuel R. Delany’s long and illustrious career.
 
The Jewels of Aptor is a science-fantasy story about a seafaring quest that sets out to find powerful magic jewels on a mystical, forbidden island where unimaginable danger lies.
 
The Ballad of Beta-2 is about a future academic searching for the true story behind an interstellar voyage, a journey over multiple generations that ended in tragedy.
 
They Fly at Çiron is a fantasy about the clash between a marauding army and a peaceful village at the foot of a mountain from which a race of winged people oversees both sides.
 
Presenting these three novels in this omnibus volume for the first time, along with a new foreword and afterword by the author, A, B, C showcases Delany’s masterful storytelling ability and deep devotion to his craft.
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