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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Clea was scribbling. "Does the transit-ribbon still work?" she asked. "It was
working when I escaped from prison," Jon said. "I don't see why it should have
stopped now." "You used it?" Clea said. "That means you were in Toron!" "That's
... happened to you?" He looked down at himself. He was wearing a dirty uniform.
A prison uniform. His prison uniform! "Arkor," said Petra, suddenly. (Her voice
was higher, less sure.) Out of the Dead City 123.
It was not fear of punishment, but of the talk itself, of something uncontrollable,
the small random thing unplanned for in the tight fabric of prison life, flowering in
the unregimented moment, in a free exchange of eyes, in the whispers passed in
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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