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Publication Order of The Fall of the Towers Books

Captives of the Flame / Out of the Dead City (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Towers of Toron (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of a Thousand Suns (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Return to Nevèrÿon Books

Tales of Nevèrÿon (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Neveryóna (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight from Nevèrÿon (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bridge of Lost Desire / Return to Neveryon (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Ballad of Beta-2 (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Babel-17 (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Einstein Intersection (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nova (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tides of Lust (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dhalgren (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tritón / Trouble on Triton (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empire (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
They Fly At Çiron (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hogg (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mad Man (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Reflections (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voyage, Orestes! (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shoat Rumblin: His Sensations and Ideas (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Jewels of Aptor (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empire Star (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home Is the Hangman/We, in Some Strange Power's Employ, Move on a Rigorous Line (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bread and Wine (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phallos (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Aye, and Gomorrah (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Driftglass (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Distant Stars (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Nebula Award-Winning Fiction (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Driftglass/Starshards (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Atlantis (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sensitive Skin #9: post-beat, pre-apocalyptic art, writing and music (With: Bernard Meisler,John Lurie) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A, B, C (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Novels of Samuel R. Delany Volume One (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Occasional Views, Volume 1 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Occasional Views, Volume 2 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roots of Imagination: A Chrestomathy (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Jewel-Hinged Jaw (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The American Shore (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heavenly Breakfast (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starboard Wine (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Motion of Light in Water (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wagner Artaud (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Straits of Messina (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Interviews (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Longer Views (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Times Square Red, Times Square Blue (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
1984 (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shorter Views (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Gay Man (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
About Writing (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conversations with Samuel R. Delany (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Atheist in the Attic (With: Eleanor Arnason) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters from Amherst (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frederick Weston & Samuel R. Delany in Conversation (With: Frederick Weston) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Occasional Views, Volume 1 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Of Solids and Surds (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Occasional Views, Volume 2 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tragedy of Ophelia: Two Essays (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Quark Books

Quark/3 (By: ) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Outspoken Authors Books

The Human Front (By: Ken MacLeod) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Left Left Behind (By: Terry Bisson,Eleanor Arnason) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucky Strike (By: Kim Stanley Robinson) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Underbelly (By: Gary Phillips,Eleanor Arnason) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mammoths of the Great Plains (By: Eleanor Arnason) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wild Girls (By: Ursula K. Le Guin,Eleanor Arnason) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Modem Times 2.0 (By: Michael Moorcock,Eleanor Arnason) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (By: Cory Doctorow,Eleanor Arnason) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Report from Planet Midnight (By: Nalo Hopkinson,Eleanor Arnason) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Science of Herself (By: Karen Joy Fowler,Eleanor Arnason) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Patty Hearst & The Twinkie Murders: A Tale of Two Trials (By: Eleanor Arnason,Paul Krassner) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Taboos (By: John Shirley) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raising Hell (By: Norman Spinrad,Eleanor Arnason) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Life, My Body (By: Marge Piercy) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gypsy (By: Carter Scholz,Eleanor Arnason) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miracles Ain't What They Used to Be (By: Joe R. Lansdale,Eleanor Arnason) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire. (By: Elizabeth Hand,Eleanor Arnason) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Totalitopia (By: John Crowley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Atheist in the Attic (With: Eleanor Arnason) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thoreau's Microscope (By: Michael Blumlein,Eleanor Arnason) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beatrix Gates (By: Rachel Pollack) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A City Made of Words (By: Paul Park) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of PM's Outspoken Authors Books

The Presidential Papers (By: John H. Kessel) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Human Front (By: Ken MacLeod) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Underbelly (By: Gary Phillips,Eleanor Arnason) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mammoths of the Great Plains (By: Eleanor Arnason) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Modem Times 2.0 (By: Michael Moorcock,Eleanor Arnason) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surfing the Gnarl (By: Rudy Rucker) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Patty Hearst & The Twinkie Murders: A Tale of Two Trials (By: Eleanor Arnason,Paul Krassner) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raising Hell (By: Norman Spinrad,Eleanor Arnason) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gypsy (By: Carter Scholz) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miracles Ain't What They Used to Be (By: Joe R. Lansdale,Eleanor Arnason) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire. (By: Elizabeth Hand,Eleanor Arnason) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Atheist in the Attic (With: Eleanor Arnason) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beatrix Gates (By: Rachel Pollack) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Talk Like a Man (By: Nisi Shawl) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Girl (By: Meg Elison) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Planetbreaker’s Son (By: Nick Mamatas) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Utopias of the Third Kind (By: Vandana Singh) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Shift (By: Eileen Gunn) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Collapsing Frontier (By: Jonathan Lethem) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Shores Beneath(0)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Visions(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Visions 3(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quark 1(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quark 4(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Those Who Can: A Science Fiction Reader(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alpha 5(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wondermakers 2(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy, November 1977(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nebula Awards 13(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
What If? Volume 3(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worlds Apart(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
diacritics: a review of contemporary criticism(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mississippi Review 47 / 48(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storming the Reality Studio(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fiction International 22(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Avant-Pop: Fiction for a Daydream Nation(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Erotica(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords of the Rainbow(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shade(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ultimate Cyberpunk(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Supermen(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reading the Bones(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
110 Stories(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Space Opera Renaissance(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The WisCon Chronicles, Volume 1(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fiction's Present(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ecce Kosti Addenda(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadows Took Shape(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sixth Science Fiction Megapack(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Telling Tales: The Clarion West 30th Anniversary Anthology(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cross Worlds: Transcultural Poetics: An Anthology(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everyone: Worlds Without Walls(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2018(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unquiet Dreamer: A Tribute to Harlan Ellison(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Theater of Terror: Revenge of the Queers!(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of the Ruins: The Apocalyptic Anthology(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queer Ideas: The David R. Kessler Lectures from 1992–2001(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Samuel R. Delany is an American author of fiction. He was born in New York City on April 1, 1942. His middle name is Ray and some of his friends call him by his unofficial nickname Chip. He is a published writer that generally writes in the genre of science fiction. His writing has won several awards and appeared on film several times as himself and once acting in a short.

Delany was raised in Harlem by his mother and father. They were a prominent black family that lived on the top two floors of a private house of three stories. His mother worked as a library clerk in the public libraries of New York City. His father ran a funeral home in Harlem that did well and ran from 1938 until he passed in 1960. Delany based some of his characters on his aunts s in Atlantis: Model 1924, a novella.

He went to the Dalton school and later the High School of Science in the Bronx. There he was selected to get the opportunity to go through an international program for summer scholarship at Camp Rising Sun. In high school he dated Marilyn Hacker, a poet. In 1961, they were married. They had a daughter in 1974 named Iva. Their marriage endured for nineteen years. Iva went on to work in New York City in theater.

He became a published author by twenty years old and between 1962 and the following six years was able to write and publish nine novels in the science fiction genre and short stories that won prizes and awards. One of his first science fiction novels published was in 1965 and was called The Ballad of Beta-2. He would spend much of the seventies and early eighties working on his series, Return to Neveron.

He was the subject of a documentary film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007. The film was titled The Polymath. He has taught at several universities, including comparative literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and English at the University of Buffalo and Temple University.

Delany has also enjoyed several guest professorship positions visiting at colleges and universities. He has also written extensively on his life as a writer that is also dyslexic, black, and gay. His autobiography won a Hugo Award. He has also written several books that include interviews, stories, criticisms, and interviews.

He is the author of the fictional Fall of the Towers series. The series kicked off in 1963 with the release of the debut sci-fi novel, which was originally called Captives of the Flame but then was switched over to the alternate title, Out of the Dead City. Delany followed that up with a sequel that hit bookshelves just one year later. It was titled The Towers of Toron. The series was turned into an official trilogy with the release of the final book in Delany’s trilogy, which was titled The City of a Thousand Suns.

Out of the Dead City is the exciting first science fiction novel in Samuel R. Delany’s exciting Towers series! Check out the debut novel that kicked everything off and made several readers life-long fans of Delany’s work. This is a science fiction novel like no other.

The book was originally written in 1963 as Captives of the Flame but was rewritten and polished up and given this new title for the release in 1968, as it is a different work after being edited and changed. The stories were originally set in the same world as another book he wrote that was titled The Jewels of Aptor. He changed that later so that the series would be unconnected and be set in Earth (post-holocaust).

In ‘Dead City’, the reader encounters a planet that is totally unknown but is home to a radiation barrier. There are two sides. One plays host to the human beings, which are reminded of a war that went on. The other is a dead city that glimmers. In this kingdom is a king that has grown weak as well as a potential heir to the throne that will keep everything in life.

But when the prince is taken and a kidnapping is on, the civilization is galvanized enough to declare war on the people beyond the barrier. Things seem like they are moving swiftly, but one individual’s situation may be enough to begin turning things around. One man has the strange gift of having a body structure that can be crystallized enough to withstand radiation.

He may be resistant to the powerful radiation that pours out from the barrier. The powers also let him become nearly see-through in the light. His gifts may just be what allows them to get through the barrier– not for the purpose of waging war, but for the purpose of stopping it once and for all.

Can he lead a group of people with him to shut down the battle, or is it far too late for that? You’re going to have to check out Dead City by this acclaimed author to find out for yourself in this stunning debut of this engaging science fiction series!

The Towers of Toron is the second installment in the Towers series. If you loved the first novel in this fun sci-fi series, you are bound to enjoy this creative sequel. Check out the final book in this series if you liked these two as well!

When the population of Earth drove the Lord of the Flames out and across the galaxy, they thought that they had settled the matter once and for all. However, when they receive a warning that he has returned to Earth and is on the move once again, things look grim. If the news is true, his return means that Earth is at risk of plunging into chaos.

The Lord is evil that does not have physical substance and needs to be warm in strange ways. His arrival threatens the entire planet and the people that live on it. But will he back down, or does evil refuse to take a day off? You are going to have to check out this classic science fiction novel and read to the end to find out!

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