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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Rolth, for three thousand years everyone has tried to find a word to differentiate
man from other animals; some of the ancients called him the laughing animal,
some the moral animal. Well, I wonder if he isn't the embarrassed animal, Rolth.
Rolth stood in the bubble dome of the tank, looking up at the dark towers about
them. "Then what are you doing?" Jon asked. From over his shoulder, Rolth said,
"We're working." Jon and Alter looked puzzled, but Clea, instead of answering, ...
Again Clea and Rolth looked back. "I guess you could say we knew each other,"
Clea said. "He'd read my articles, I'd seen some of his poems. He had printed
some of them up, and copies of them were being passed around the University.
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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