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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three new recruits: a forest guard with a shaved skull, a dark skinned black-
haired boy about seventeen with vivid sea- green eyes, and an unusually squat
neanderthal who kept blinking. "New men here," the officer said. "Watch it! Ptorn
Darkness slipped across his hands, and he and the neanderthal looked up. A
forest guard stood before them. Tel squinted through the mist. He could make out
nothing distinctive about the features save the yellow eyes. "Move. I want to get ...
A neanderthal was coming towards them across the lawn. "Hey there, friends," he
greeted them. "I guess I'll be seeing you around here when I get back." Jon and
Alter looked up. "First I thought I'd be staying here, but I guess I'm going on.
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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