As this novel begins, the peaceful village of Çiron faces conquest and domination by the army of Myetra, as led by a cruel prince. The Myetrans subdue Çiron, killing many and enslaving the rest.
But Rahm escapes—and then befriends one of the fearsome Winged Ones, humanoids with batlike wings. Meanwhile, led by the young village garbage collector and an itinerant singer, the Çironians resist where they can, as the Myetran lieutenant Kire struggles with his conscience and tries to ease the Çironians' burden.
They Fly at Çiron—appearing here in its first paperback publication—offers "vintage Delany in his finest fantasy mode" (Ursula K. Le Guin).
|Publisher:||Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.65(d)|
About the Author
Samuel R. Delany published his first novel, The Jewels of Aptor, in 1962 at the age of 20. He has since become one of the most widely influential SF/Fantasy writers in America. Winner of the Nebula Award for his novels Babel-17 and The Einstein Intersection, Delany teaches at Temple University and lives in Philadelphia and New York.
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An intense rapid adventure...Delany's usual musicality and precision is here expressed in an urgent clean line, which reads to me as if this great artist is perhaps entering a new period or style.
A tremendous story, a powerful plot, full of sex and warfare, beauty and wonder. It's got everything. You will like it.
Vintage Delany in his finest fantasy mode.
Bringing out new early Delany is the publishing equivalent of extracting dinosaur DNA from flies embedded in amber. Would that there were more!
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