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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A loudspeaker in the front of the room suddenly announced in a friendly voice (
friendly, though oddly ambiguous as to sex, he noticed): "Take your seats
everyone. We are beginning your basic training." The recruits shuffled to their
places at ...
The voice from the loudspeaker this time was definitely masculine. "You in the
back there, get a move on! Proceed quietly and quickly to your next class." Tel left
the room. Two flights up he entered a room nearly identical to the one he'd left.
"All right," came the loudspeaker's voice, "report to your assigned work-shops."
Ten minutes later Tel was dismantling a machine very like the one the young
soldier had been fixing in the film. He removed an oily plate, wiped it on his apron
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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