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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"What I've been doing? I'm in Telphar, and I'm trying to stop the war." "In Telphar?
" "There's something behind that radiation barrier. I'm about to break through and
see what can be done. But I need some help at home. I've been monitoring ...
"What's going on?" Jon asked. Arkor shrugged. "What about the kids?" asked
Petra. "They're still right here," Arkor said, pointing to his head and grinning. Then
his finger touched the opened scars. When he drew it away, he saw the blood
"What is it?" the neanderthal called. "Huh? What's the matter?" "What do you
mean what's the matter?" Tel called back. Lug came up rubbing his eyes. "What's
everybody shouting about?" "Where were you?" Tel asked. "Weren't you there for
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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