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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As she left the shadow, the sun lit three parallel scars down the side of her face,
under her jaw, and down her neck. Ptorn slid his right hand beneath his left arm. "
I wonder what sort of leeches make their living off these miserable ..." He didn't ...
In the lightless cabin, the figures looked like shadows through the thick mist
hanging even inside. Tel went to his bed. As he sat down, the figure on the bed
next to him suddenly rolled over. "Hey, you're one of the new guys that's come to
fill up ...
The cracked pane in the window made a jagged line of shadow over the
floorboards, up the side of the bed, across the crumpled sheets, a serpent of
shadow on her stomach. Her lips were opened and her bright teeth were faintly
blued by the ...
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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