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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Shrimp came very close to him and Curly looked over his shoulder. "See, I told
you," Shrimp said. "They're green, just like mine. That's cause we both come from
the shore. On the shore almost everybody's eyes are green — " "That's not what I
He clamped his eyes shut and nearly tripped over something. Someone steadied
him and as he looked up a voice said, "Hold on there, Green-eyes." Curly was
one of the men. They were ordered after one another to a new section of the wall.
then Curly raised his head and peered around. "Looks like they're giving us hell,"
he whispered. "I guess they are. What are you looking for?" Tel asked. "I can't see
a thing." Curly pulled back into the pit. "Just to see if anybody's real close.
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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