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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So the battle will be won or lost within the framework of your own civilization. "
Battle ?" Yes. We are preparing also for a war, but with the Lord of the Flames
whom we have just described to you. And the Lord of the Flames has sought re/
uge in ...
"The Lord of the Flames, where is he? You said that of the four of them he would
constantly be in one " "The Lord of the Flames, you said he would betray them to
one another. How has he hurt them, which one is he in?..." "The Lord of the ...
The first attempt of the Lord of the Flames to press individuals together was when
it increased the radiation barrier, driving the original inhabitants of Telphar back
to the coast and to Toron. But the elements of war were already fermenting in the
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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