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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After several halfhearted swipes, the pale head emerged once more and asked
in a cold voice: "Chargill, why is it that roads have been built, prisoners reprieved,
and traitors disembowelled at every hour of the afternoon and evening without ...
"Listen a minute, Chargill," said Uske. "And I'm being serious now. This war
business is ridiculous, and if you expect me to take it seriously, then the council is
going to have to take it seriously. How can we have a war with whatever is
Chargill always says you shouldn't do things too quickly " "I know what Chargill
says," said the Duchess quietly. "Just remember what I've said, will you?" "What
about the third man, the one who escaped?" "He . . . came back to Toron.
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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