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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Jon was flustered, but the Duchess began quickly, "We're not sure. We heard him
call out as we were coming towards the throne room. Then suddenly he ran
across the floor and collapsed." "He's alive," Jon repeated. "Bat you'd better get a
"We'll sit over there with that couple," said the Duchess. With the forest guard, she
moved across the room to where Jon and Alter sat. The owner preceded them
like a diesel-powered slug. "Her Grace, the Duchess of Petra, wonders if you ...
He smiled, then turned to the dais where the King and the Duchess were
receiving. Jon touched Alter's shoulder, and she turned, silver brows vaulting
above large blue eyes. "I think they have a moment." He took her arm. They made
their way ...
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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