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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She blew him a kiss as his face winked out. Then she got out her notebook again.
Ten minutes later the visaphone crackled at her. She turned to it and tried to get
the operator but was not able to. She reached into her desk and got out a small ...
Then his hand reached into his pocket, brought out a tiny capsule, and held it up
to where his face should have been. The thumb pressed a tiny stud on one end
and a fan of spray jetted out and caught the form of his skull, a transparent face, ...
The beefy man kneeled in the water, clamped his fingers over the necks of both
conscious and unconscious men, lifted them and looked from face to face, one
limp and bleeding, the other contorted and gasping. He licked his lower lip, his ...
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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