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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"Come on, Petra, what was it?" "I'm quite serious," Petra said. "That's all I know of
the story. That's all you need to know. Maybe I'll be able to finish it when I come
back from the party tonight." "Please, Petra . . ." "That's it." He paused for a minute
Jon paused. Then he said, "Whatever it is, war won't exorcize it." "Can you?" Clea
asked. Jon paused again. "Yes. I can't tell you how; but let's say what's troubling
them is a lot simpler than what's troubling us in Toromon." "Jon," Clea asked ...
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 leave the forest." Now he looked up at Jon. "That was the uniform ...
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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