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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So he laughed. Quorl looked puzzled. The boy laughed again. Then Quorl
laughed too. "You will learn. You will learn at last." Then the giant became
serious. "You know, that is the first histosentient sound I've heard you make since
you came ...
"Could be," Lyn shrugged, then laughed again. It was a quiet, windy sound: the
voice of a man who had lived by the sea's edge, with something in it of water over
rock. Raye laughed too. Laughter was coming from behind them as well.
As they stepped back, wiping their wet faces — one man went to the wall fountain
and drank from the brass cup below — a group of youngsters came from the
building, noisy and laughing. They wore work aprons. The instructor called a
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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