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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And by his bed would be the copper night table, and the copy of Deicord the
Whaler which he had been reading the night before He'd left the ballroom and
got halfway down the hall before he remembered that his room was probably not
"My . . . mark is bleeding, like the night the priest put it there." He paused. "That
was the night that I really became myself. That was the time that I realized how
the world was, the confusion, the stupidity, the fear. It was the night I decided to ...
"It would take me all night, Alter. And you wouldn't understand it anyway." "Oh,"
Alter said. "I can't stay up all night because I have to see about a job tomorrow." "
Oh?" asked Clea. "Then I guess you can sleep here. What were those malis after
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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