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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Her eyes! she thought. Good Lord, she has no eyes! But someone was coming
towards her, now: the man with the power-blade. His grin looked like the split rind
of a rotten kharba fruit. She kicked at him and dodged, thinking (the way she ...
"Just exactly what color are your eyes?" Tel drew his eye-brows together and
shifted uncomfortably. "Green," he said. "Why?" And then wished he hadn't. "Can
we take a look?" "I... I guess so." Shrimp came very close to him and Curly looked
"My eyes are green." "Of course his eyes are green," Shrimp said. "What other
color would the eyes of a fisherman be, or the eyes of the son of a fisherman." "
Yeah, I guess so," Curly said. He looked again. "They're green all right. Maybe I'm
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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