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.
Results 1-3 of 43
When she looked at his face to discover why, she suddenly drew a breath. At first
Jon thought his head had disappeared again. Then, as shock and surprise
became as real as her wide eyes, her open mouth, he whispered, "Clea!" And her
At last he took a deep breath and started haltingly forward. The moonlight made
the last hundred yards easy. He reached a vantage where he could look down
through the wet leaves onto the stone. The sky was sheeted with mist; the moon ...
Now more people cried out and even Jon gasped in a breath and bit down on it
like metal. Blood puddled from both cuffs and trouser legs. Red jelly slipped away
from what had been a face. Suddenly the barrel chest collapsed and the red ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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