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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[Watch this, said Petra. About face . . . She gave it a sort of nudge, so that when it
whirled to catch her she was gone, and it was going the other way:) 4/3-ir to 642e
, 4/3ir to 642e, 4/3ir to 642e. (I hope no one ever does that to me, said Petra.
"Arkor," said Petra, suddenly. (Her voice was higher, less sure.) They turned.
Arkor stood in the sand, his bare feet wide on the white dune. The triple scars
down his face welled bright blood in the hot light. They came together now. "
Above them was a jagged width of blue sky between the remaining edges of the
road. "My foot's caught!" Petra cried. Arkor was beside her, tugging on the
concrete slab that held her. "Hold on a second," Jon said. He grabbed a free
metal strut ...
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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