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DRAGONS OF BABEL

Swanwick, Michael.

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ISBN 10: 0765319500 / ISBN 13: 9780765319500
Published by Tor., NY:, 2008
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Signed by Swanwick. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 29514

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Title: DRAGONS OF BABEL

Publisher: Tor., NY:

Publication Date: 2008

Edition: 1st edition.

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 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 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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Michael Swanwick lives in Philadelphia, PA. He has won five Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award.

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