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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The other two were caught. And killed." "Huh?" said Let. "Is that all?" "That's about
it," said Petra. "What do you mean?" Let demanded. Last night's version had
contained detail upon detail of the prisoners' treatment, their efforts to dig a tunnel
Viciously it tore up at passing under-feathers with a purple beak; swooping down,
its scarlet talon struck at an upturned eye. As it beat through the cloud of birds,
gold feathers fell, were caught up on a breeze, then dropped again singeing, ...
A man on the other side was waiting for it, and Tel tossed it on, turned back, and
caught another. They were making a chain of rocks across the area. "You and
you — " (neither one was Tel, but the order made him turn his head and almost ...
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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