2015 год. A, B, C: THREE SHORT NOVELS contains the first three novels of Samuel R. Delany's bestselling, trailblazing career: The Jewels of Aptor, The Ballad of Beta-2, and They Fly At Ciron. As the collection's title suggests, each of these novels fits into a different subgenre of speculative fiction. Aptor is a classic fantasy novel about a seafaring quest to acquire a set of powerful magical jewels. Beta-2 is a hard science fiction tale of an academic who discovers the true story of a spaceship's tragic demise. And Ciron is a fantasy, anti-war novel, which recounts the clash between a marauding army and a pacifist village sheltered at the foot of a mountain ruled by a race of winged people. Each story is as entertaining as the last, showcasing Delany's masterful storytelling ability and his deep devotion to his work.