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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Jon Koshar, what I want is for Toromon to be free, free of its own self -
entanglements. Perhaps coming from the royal family, I had easier emotional
access to a sense of Toromon's history. Even at its best, that's all an aristocracy is
That's what Toromon is at war with? How can we fight something as powerful as
you have described him?" The Lord of the Flames is in Toromon. He waits at the
far edge of the radiation barrier, just beyond Telphar. "But that's beyond the place
"The aristocracy of Toromon is just not capable of holding the country together.
It's too old, too tired, too tied up with the council to make the sweeping changes
that might save us; but it's too powerful to die. Maybe I shouldn't have spent my ...
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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