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Drowning Towers

(1987)
(The Sea and Summer)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Francis Conway is Swill--one of the millions in the year 2041 who must subsist on the inadequate charities of the state. Life, already difficult, is rapidly becoming impossible for Francis and others like him, as government corruption, official blindness and nature have conspired to turn Swill homes into watery tombs. And now the young boy must find a way to escape the approaching tide of disaster.


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Praise for this book

"The best didactic novel since the dispossessed." - Joe Haldeman

"His most powerful novel...George Turner belongs to the world." - Gene Wolfe


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Hardback Editions

August 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: Drowning Towers
Author(s): George Turner
ISBN: 1-55710-038-1 / 978-1-55710-038-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arbor House Pub Co
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June 1987 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Sea and Summer
Author(s): George Turner
ISBN: 0-571-14846-8 / 978-0-571-14846-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sea and Summer (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): George Turner
ISBN: 0-575-11869-5 / 978-0-575-11869-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gateway
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December 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: Drowning Towers
Author(s): George Turner
ISBN: 0-380-78601-X / 978-0-380-78601-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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February 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sea and Summer
Author(s): George Turner
ISBN: 0-586-20358-3 / 978-0-586-20358-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Sea and Summer
Author(s): George Turner
Publisher: Gateway
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March 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sea and Summer (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): George Turner
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK