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 sighed, and supported Dr. Wental along the hall. "So my wife won't know,"
he said again. "Oh, this war is a dreadful thing. We have an enemy beyond the
barrier, but what it's doing to us back here, in Toromon..." He shook his head.
"Gone where?" "She's gone with the history professor, from the Universi- ty." "
Catham?" "They were married, yesterday. I asked them where they were going,
but they wouldn't tell me. They just wouldn't tell me." "Why?" Koshar shook his
Nonik said, shaking his head. Then his eyes caught fixedly on the forms that had
begun to shimmer on the stage. "We'll send you as soon as we finish sending
them, if you want," Catham said. "With over a certain weight you can't predict 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