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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"There was a time, once, when I wanted things. When I was a boy on the
mainland, I wanted food, work, and a bed where all four legs touched the ground.
So I came to Toron. And I got them. And I got you, and so I guess there isn't
"I knew an escaped prisoner once, before I joined the army." He was quiet for a
moment. "What are you thinking about?" Ptorn asked. "Huh?" said Tel, looking up
again. "Oh. As a matter of fact I'm thinking about a necklace." "A necklace?
Once he made me stop by a fence and told me to write what he had said on the
boards. I told him we had to get to General Medical. It was still pretty early and
there were hardly any people out, I was going right down the big street to get
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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