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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Then she saw: The glass dome was shattered at the edge, and a flexible metal
ramp ran in a dark ribbon from the 'copter to the edge of the solarium. The men
that marched across had the insignia of the royal guards. She clamped her jaws ...
If you can judge the direction and the velocity of the coin, you can figure the give
and play of forces in the matrix and how it'll work out by the edge." "I think I
understand," said Tel. "I can't explain the mathematics to you, but you can't
explain the ...
And Jon whispered, "To reach the stars," and her hair brushed his face as she
bent smiling to him. before them is the City of a Thousand Suns, beautiful on the
lake's edge, and as they watch, Lug's neanderthal family might arrive, and
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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