New York: Vintage Books, 2015. First Vintage Books edition. Paperback. 472pp. Octavo [20.5cm]. Illustrated wraps. New. Item #59238
"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.