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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They turned from the balustrade and saw Geryn's white head poking from the trap
door. "Come down," he demanded. "I've been looking all over for you. It's time."
They followed him back to the first floor. Tel saw that the scarred giant was still ...
"You mean talk to Geryn?" Alter said. "I guess that's what his name is." They
started back out of the alley. "Tell me," Jon said, "just what sort of person is Geryn
?" "He's a strange old man. He talks to himself all the time," said Alter. "But he's
The trembling in Geryn's shoulders became violent. "Sit back," said Rara. Geryn
stood up. "Sit down," Rara repeated. "Sit down. You're not well. Now sit down!"
Geryn lowered himself stiffly to the chair. He turned to Rara. "Did I start a war?
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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