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 Koshar asked. "Mutual friends," the duchess said. They were alone in the
room. After a moment, Jon said, "What do they want us to do? It's treason, isn't it?"
The duchess' eyes went thin. "Are you serious?" she asked. "You call this treason
As they looked at the clouds, Jon felt his neck crawl as the sound increased. ... "I
don't mean to pry," Jon said, "but what's it like now, I mean in the mines?" "What's
it ... "Koshar," Jon said, searching for a name and only coming up with his own.
"You knew Jon Koshar?" Surprise raised his voice, and Jon waited for him to
explain. "The kid who escaped, oh, years ago. You knew him?" Jon nodded. "
What about him?" "But he escaped.'" The puzzled smile the man wore asked in
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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