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The Falling Torch  
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Cover of the first edition
Author Algis Budrys
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction novel
Publisher Pyramid Books
Publication date 1959
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 158 pp

The Falling Torch is a 1959 science fiction novel by Algis Budrys.

Plot summary

The novel is about a group of freedom fighters who attempt the nearly hopeless task of liberating planet Earth from the grip of a race of alien invaders. The story has obvious overtones of freeing the author's homeland (Lithuania) from its Soviet occupiers.


  • Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. pp. 73. ISBN 0-911682-20-1.  


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