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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The sound of crushed shells was covered by Alter's scream. Because the Queen
had brought down the sceptre, too, the full arc of its swing, on to Alter's strapped
wrist. Then she brought it down again. The room was filled with the scream and ...
Then screaming. Something was tearing in half. Jon and Arkor got him out. They
had to jump overboard with the unconscious prince, swim, climb, and carry.
There were sirens at the dock when they laid him on the dried leaves of the forest
But then the cry turned into a long, steady scream. Suddenly Vol was screaming
too, and fighting, and their voices had lost all music and become dissonant and
agonized. He fought, and nearly killed one of the men who held him, but there ...
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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