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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He blinked against the night and pulled his feet under him. It had grown colder
and the wind brushed his neck and fingered his hair. Then a high sound cut
above the trees and fell away. Quorl took the boy's arm and they started through
There was a distant, double flop- flup, flup-flop: one was the tiny flippered feet,
the other, the open-toed neanderthal boots. "That's Lug!" Tel said. "He must be
chasing my — " The form was just visible thirty feet away and moving further off.
"They stole it," cried the tall woman as the officer sagged out of the girl's arms. "
You... you don't know what you're doing.'" cried the doctor. He was nearly on his
feet. "Will you please, will you please let me take you some place where they can
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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