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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We have an enemy beyond the barrier, and I ask you ..." "Excuse me," Clea said.
"Excuse me, please." "Oh, of course. I didn't mean to keep you. Good morning."
But Clea had already pushed past and was walking up the stairs. We have an ...
"What's your particular thought?" "It's: 'Why?' " "I can think of six 'whys' I'd like the
answer to," said Ptorn. "Which one's yours?" "Just why he did what he did: why he
smashed that tank into the enemy nest to save us." "That's a pretty good one.
which the soldier is lying is electrified, his body is incinerated, and the cell is
ready for another drugged madman who is prepared to fight the enemy beyond
the barrier. "Oh, the planning that must have gone into this," Clea said, "The
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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