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The Towers of Toron

by Samuel R. Delany

Cover artist: Ed Emshwiller

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1964

Cover price: 40¢


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Cover tagline

Invisible trap for a cosmic antagonist

Back cover text

Part of Ace Double: The Lunar Eye

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Interior text

Beyond the invisible barrier

"We have received warning. The Lord of the Flames is loose on Earth once more."

Once before the Lord of the Flames had been driven halfway across the universe. His return would mean a new era of chaos and conflict for the populace of Earth.

The Lord of the Flames was a strange adversary — a force of evil devoid of physical substance. He sought warmth in unpredictable places: creeping into the soul of a worm or the stem of a flower or into the mind of a man.

Unless his hiding place could be discovered, the Lord of the Flames could crumble the world once more to ashes. But finding him was not a simple matter. Evil everywhere and the thing from space only lurked in one being at a time.