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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It's pretty horrible what they do; nothing but pieces of guys all over the place.
They'd told us this particular capture was going to be easy as cutting a kharba
melon. They'd told us there probably wouldn't be a shot fired. Well, I didn't want to
"You're a funny guy," Kino said. "You talk strange, like a mali, even." "How do you
mean?" "You want to know funny things, believe anything. That's what Vol told
me made a person a mali. He said when a guy gets out and gets his face ground
I never knew him, but afterwards guys told me his mess-hall place was just two
tables away from mine. But I don't remember him. I knew one of the guys by sight
that got killed, the heavy one. But I'd never worked with him or spoken with him.
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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