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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"Come on, open the curtains." Slowly Uske pressed the button. A freshly shaved
young man with black hair stood in the sunlight, examining his cuffs. An open
brocade jacket with metal filigree covered a white silk shirt with the laces open.
How silly of me. I must be dreaming." Jon frowned. Uske went on. "I must be
feeling guilty about that whole business when we were kids. You keep on
disappearing and appearing. You can't possibly be more than a figment of my
Uske leaned on one elbow, blinked, and scratched his head. A shadow
approached him, then stopped, naked, faceless, transparent, half in and half out
of the light. "See," came the voice. "A figment of your imagination." "I remember
you," Uske ...
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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