The Fall of the Towers
Bantam, 1986 - 416 pages
Come and enter Samuel Delany's tomorow, in this trilogy of high adventure, with acrobats and urchins, criminals and courtiers, fishermen and factory-workers, madmen and mind-readers, dwarves and ducheses, giants and geniuses, merchants and mathematicians, soldiers and scholars, pirates and poets, and a gallery of aliens who fly, crawl, burrow, or swim.
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"Arkor," said Petra, suddenly. (Her voice was higher, less sure.) They turned.
Arkor stood in the sand, his bare feet wide on the white dune. The triple scars
down his face welled bright blood in the hot light. They came together now. "
One boatman appeared by Arkor's side, but the giant had already picked up the
huge coil of rope. "I'll secure it," he said, dismissing the man, and flung the line
across the closing slip. They leaped ashore, Jon catching himself a moment by
At that Arkor laughed. Like capillaries, a dozen paths threaded the body of the
forest. They had crossed nearly a dozen before Jon recognized the subtle
scattering of crushed leaves on black earth, the broken twigs, the slight
compactness of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Larou - LibraryThing
The Fall of the Towers is an omnibus of a trilogy Delany wrote early in his career, and while it is nowhere near the quality of his best works, it is hard to believe that he was a mere 22 years old ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kimpe - LibraryThing
This book was interesting. It was my introduction to Delany, and there were many things I liked about this book, but there were also many things I did not. I never felt any true connection to any of ... Read full review