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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Now Jon flapped his slitherers down and began to glide away from the methane-
falls and up the nearly vertical mountain slope. Someone was coming towards
him with shiny red eye-stalks waving in greeting. "Greeting to the new colony,"
began the historian. The eyebrow drew down where the other would have met it
in a frown. "Assassinated?" Then the half-face relaxed again. "Well, it's either the
malis who are responsible, or perhaps the council itself wanted him out of the ...
Hail to the great Earth Goddess in whose food track we reside, she began the
invocation. May the mud be pliable always. May none under her protection
bifurcate until he chooses, responded the congregation, and the prayers began.
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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