The Virgin of Zesh & The Tower of Zanid
Infobox Book |
name = The Virgin of Zesh & The Tower of Zanid
image_caption = first combined edition of "The Virgin of Zesh & The Tower of Zanid"
L. Sprague de Camp
language = English
series = "Krishna"
Science fiction novel
release_date = 1982
media_type = Print (
pages = 263 pp
isbn = ISBN 0441864953
"The Virgin of Zesh & The Tower of Zanid" is a
1982 collectionof two science fictionnovels by L. Sprague de Camp. Both works are part of his " Viagens Interplanetarias" series and of its subseries of stories set on the fictional planet Krishna. The collection was first published in paperback by Ace Booksin 1982. It was issued as the fourth volume of the standard edition of the Krishna novels, and its component parts were at the time of publication the fourth and fifth Krishna novels, chronologically. Afterwards, publication of " The Prisoner of Zhamanak" (1982) and " The Bones of Zora" (1983) made them the fifth and seventh Krishna novels, respectively.
As with all of de Camp's "Krishna" novels, the component parts of this collection have a "Z" in them, a practice he claimed to have devised to keep track of them. Short stories in the series do not follow the practice, nor do "
Viagens Interplanetarias" works not set on Krishna.
The Virgin of Zesh"
The Tower of Zanid"
Plot and storyline
"(See the articles on the component stories)"
The planet Krishna is de Camp's premier creation in the
Sword and Planetgenre, representing both a tribute to the Barsoomnovels of Edgar Rice Burroughsand an attempt to "get it right", reconstructing the concept logically, without what he regarded as Burroughs' biological and technological absurdities.
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