The Towers of Toron is a 1964 science fantasy novel by Samuel R. Delany, and is the second novel in the "Fall of the Towers" trilogy.[1] The novel was originally published as Ace Double F-261, together with The Lunar Eye by Robert Moore Williams.[2]

The Towers of Toron
Cover of first edition paperback
AuthorSamuel R. Delany
Cover artistEd Emshwiller
SeriesThe Fall of the Towers
GenreScience Fantasy
PublisherAce Books
Publication date
Publication placeUnited States
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Pages140 pp
Preceded byCaptives of the Flame 
Followed byCity of a Thousand Suns 

The stories of the Fall of the Towers trilogy were originally set in the same post-holocaust Earth as Delany's earlier The Jewels of Aptor; however, linking references were removed in later revised editions.[3]


  1. ^ Tuck 1974, p. 136.
  2. ^ Barbour 1979, p. 164.
  3. ^ Clute and Nicholls 1995, p. 316.


  • Barbour, Douglas (1979). Worlds Out Of Worlds: The SF Novels of Samuel R. Delany. Frome, Somerset, UK: Bran's Head Books Ltd. ISBN 0-905220-13-7.
  • Clute, John; Nicholls, Peter (1995). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2 ed.). New York: St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 0-312-13486-X.
  • Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. ISBN 0-911682-20-1.