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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Clea leaned back in the beauty- hammock and lifted the dark mass of her hair
from her neck. The hairdresser caught the ebony wealth with one hand and
reached for the end of the spool of silver chain strung with pearls each an inch
and a ...
Clea's black dress was snapped tight around her neck, and her black hair (once it
had been braided with silver chain, and she had danced in a white dress with a
man who had short red hair, whose shoulders were box broad, whose words ...
He ran his fingers roughly through his hair which vanished as though a hanging
wig had rubbed away. "Like psychotic fantasies," the headless voice came from
above the empty collar. Then his hand reached into his pocket, brought out a tiny
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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