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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"I'm glad to meet you," Rara said, nodding. "Just watch everybody and make sure
nothing cataclysmic happens." She surveyed the figures in the room. "Don't let
anyone leave without paying. Though it doesn't look if anyone's going to leave at
She looked over the guests, then nodded. King Let offered his arm to Alter. "Do
you mind dancing with a lame man, to open the ball?" "My King . . ." Alter said,
and glanced at Jon, who nodded gently to her. "Of course I wouldn't mind.
Turn, dip, separate, join again; through the recalled steps her smile was brilliant.
The music rose, she turned away from him, and a girl in blue replaced her in his
arms. He nodded graciously and began the figure of the dance again, glancing ...
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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