One of the most universally acclaimed first novels in science fiction--by the man who become one of the most stellar writers in the genre's history. On the orders of Argo, the White Goddess, an itinerant poet and his three companions journey to the island of Aptor. Their mission: to seize a jewel from the dark god Hama and bring it back home. With this precious stone Argo may defeat the malign forces gathered against her and the land of Leptor. But, as the group presses deep into the enigmatic heart of Aptor, easy distinctions between good and evil blur, and somehow the task seems less straightforward. For Argo already owns two of the jewels, and possession of the third would give her unqualified power.
And, as the four friends already know, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
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Samuel R. Delany was born in 1942, raised in Harlem, New york and educated at the Bronx High School of Science. He is professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts. His many notable books include Nova, Triton, Driftglass, The Einstein Intersection and The Fall of the Towers trilogy.
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Book Description Gollancz, 2000. New Edition. Book Condition: new. 1st Gollancz trade edition paperback, new in wraps In stock shipped from our UK warehouse. Bookseller Inventory # 17170
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