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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"What do I care," Jon responded. "Where's my robe?" The serving maid hastened
away and returned with a sheer, shimmering robe, netted through with threads of
royal black. The drape covered Jon's shoulders, draped across his breasts, and ...
(There it is, Jon said.) A phosphorescent disc was shimmering under the surface
of the water. The Second Fisherman raised his spear higher. "What is it?" he
asked. [What is it this time? Petra wanted to know.) Indistinct, yet nearly the size
Samuel R. Delany. comer they stopped again. Something was coming towards
them from the cross street. First, a mark of white fire hovered halfway down the
block. Jon dropped his hand on her shoulder again. In surprise she turned to him.
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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