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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"Kino," he said. "Kino Nlov." "You're from the Devil's Pot, aren't you?" Kino's eyes
dropped and sprung from his own rags again to Jon's clothes and then to his face
. "Going back that way?" Quick, suspicious nod. "I'll walk part of the way with ...
Kino asked. "You wouldn't believe it." "I don't know why," Jon said. "Like you said,
it makes you think. But I'll believe it." "You're a funny guy," Kino said. "You talk
strange, like a mali, even." "How do you mean?" "You want to know funny things,
of guys who were sharp enough to haggle their way out before they got to the
death-tanks; everybody's crazy younger brother; your misfit cousins; and, pig,"
here Kino made a fist and shook it, "we got 'em from all over Toromon. Apes 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