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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Your family has wielded power in Toromon for centuries, but my great- great
grandfathers — and Tildon's — were farmers ploughing by hand on the mainland
, or pulling their fish in over the edge of their rowboat. When the council decided
prisoners toiled the metal tetron from shafts sunk in the twisted rock, across
graved plains where only in the past three years had vegetation dared creep, and
at last into the mainland city of Telphar. Telphar! — in the past three years it had ...
Already, she saw, they were beginning to lose some of the rich colouring they
had gained during his exile to the mainland forest. "I remember, from a long time
ago, even before I was taken to the mainland, I remember a boy — I don't recall ...
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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