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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One seven foot forest guard who had been leaning by the double-decker bed
peeled himself from the olive drab wall, and walked towards the two scuffling
neanderthals. Suddenly he reached for them. There was a howl, another howl,
Suddenly he looked up at the forest guard and frowned. "You know when you
said 'men' just before, you made it sound like something that . . . wasn't you."
Ptorn laughed. "What do you mean? The apes are part of you just like you men
are part ...
In another direction was the lake, and two men, a neanderthal and a forest guard,
black against the sun, from opposite ends of an elevated winch, hauled a
glittering net from the water. Order, Jon thought, not as a word, but as the sub-
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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