The Dragons of Babel

The Dragons of Babel

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 104.14 x 167.64 x 27.94mm | 181.44g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765359138
  • 9780765359131
  • 479,437

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Praise for "Dragons of Babel": "If you've already visited the amazing Michael Swanwick's machine-age fantasy universe, you'll be eager to return. If you haven't, this book will make your jaw drop. There's nobody remotely like Swanwick; he is a joyous, jolly, ingenious genre all to himself."--Gene Wolfe on "Dragons of Babel"
"In "The Iron Dragon's Daughter "Michael Swanwick created what was virtually a new genre of imaginative fiction. "Dragons of Babel" is a brilliant sequel to that book. Well-written, beautifully conceived, it is one of the very few fantasy novels I can unreservedly recommend. I love everything about the book." --Michael Moorcock Praise for Michael Swanwick: "Michael Swanwick is one of the most intellectually astute SF writers of his generation." --"The Washington Post Book World"
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1,047 ratings
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4 36% (377)
3 26% (267)
2 8% (83)
1 4% (47)
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