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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"Into the dead city of Telphar," Chargill answered. "Exactly. And Telphar was not
at all dead when we built it, sixty years ago. The radiation hadn't progressed that
far. Well, why not send spies into Telphar and from there across the barrier and ...
"It was at the brink of the radiation barrier, in defiance of death, that Telphar was
established. It was far enough away to be safe, yet near enough to see the glow
at the horizon over the broken hills. At the same time, experiments were being ...
But Jon, and this isn't government propaganda, because I made the discovery
myself: whatever is beyond you there caused the radiation rise that destroyed
Telphar. Somewhere near Telphar is a projector that caused the rise, and it's still
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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