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THE DRAGONS OF BABEL by MICHAEL SWANWICK

Summary

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 politician, and meets his one true loveľa 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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The Dragons of Babel
by Michael Swanwick

Tor Books
January 1, 2008
Available: January 15, 2008
ISBN #0765319500
EAN #9780765319500
320 pages
Hardcover
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