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 shook his head, staggered forward, and went down on his knees in
white sand. He blinked. He looked up. There were two shadows in front of him.
Then he saw the city. It was Telphar, rising on a desert, under a double sun.
And Arkor's thoughts (he never saw the explosion because he blinked just then)
tore out through his eyelids as fragmented steel tore into them. There. . . . It was
cold, it was black. For a moment they saw with a spectrum that reached from the ...
Three eyes blinked and drew back. Jon let his feelers hang still. Now the head,
onyx black, raised once more and again the three eyes blinked. The lizard hissed
; needle teeth rimmed a spongy gum. It hissed again, and glowing sand swirled ...
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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