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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Suddenly the loudspeaker announced: "The Party of His Royal Majesty, the King.
" Gowns rustled, the talk rose, people turned, and fell back from the entrance. The
king's party, himself and a tall, electric, redheaded woman, obviously his senior ...
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 ...
King Let offered his arm to Alter. "Do you mind dancing with a lame man, to open
the ball?" "My King . . ." Alter said, and glanced at Jon, who nodded gently to her.
"Of course I wouldn't mind. Thank you." And she moved off at his side. Jon and ...
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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