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The Dragons of Babel|Michael Swanwick
The Dragons of Babel
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Overview

A fantasy masterpiece from a five-time Hugo Award winner

A war-dragon of Babel crashes in the idyllic fields of a post-industrialized Faerie and, dragging himself into the nearest village, declares himself king and makes young Will his lieutenant. Nightly, he crawls inside the young fey's brain to get a measure of what his subjects think. Forced out of his village, Will travels with female centaur soldiers, witnesses the violent clash of giants, and acquires a surrogate daughter, Esme, who has no knowledge of the past and may be immortal.

Evacuated to the Tower of Babel--infinitely high, infinitely vulgar, very much like New York City--Will meets the confidence trickster Nat Whilk. Inside the Dread Tower, Will becomes a hero to the homeless living in the tunnels under the city, rises as an underling to a haint politician, meets his one true love-a high-elven woman he dare not aspire to.

You've heard of hard SF: This is hard fantasy from a master of the form.

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780765331144
  • ISBN-10: 0765331144
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Publish Date: October 2011
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds
  • Page Count: 320