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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"Fish, sir," the Dispersal Chief told them. "There's tons of it all over the street. The
people are trying to take it away." "Well, let them have it," Clemen said. "It'll clear
the streets of the mess and maybe do some good." "You don't understand, sir," ...
"Just look," the woman continued. On her head she wore a silver wig coiled
through with rope pearls. "Just look at that!" Strips of fillet were wound about the
toasted circlets. "That fish came from the aquariums! Fish from the aquariums
"They call themselves the Flying Fish. Corny. Come on; I've got to see Mr. Triton."
"What's over there?" Clea asked as they started towards the large wagon at the
end of the lot with its great papier mache neptune bearded, big bellied, 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