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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What will the publicity value of that be? he wonders." "Does he think about either
me or my sister?" Arkor shook his head. They passed on making their way closer
and closer to the Royal Palace of Toron. "The Lord of the Flames," said Arkor.
"He's in the palace," Arkor said. "That close?" the Duchess asked. "Arkor, can you
tell what he's done this time? I've been dissecting government reports for a week
and I can't see any place where he might have stuck his finger in." "Nothing ...
"The other three, two of them are together at one end of the transit-ribbon, the
other is hiding in rubble of the palace at the other end " "This war, will we win it, or
lose it. . ." "The Lord of the Flames, where is he? You said that of the four of them
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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