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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Then he shrugged. "I just don't understand it," he said, "stuff like this. But it's —
strange. The thing about the eye in the boy's tongue, that made me feel funny."
Clea nodded. "Me too. That's why I like it." Tomar looked at the drawing again.
"I guess you didn't," said Jon. "But I want to know where you got it from, because I
want to know who wrote it first." Kino was silent for a dozen steps. "Suppose I did
write it first," he said. "What would that mean to you?" Jon shrugged. "I was the ...
"Could be," Lyn shrugged. "We're not malis," Alter declared. "Did the town station
you out here to keep malis from moving into the tents?" "Could be," Lyn shrugged
, then laughed again. It was a quiet, windy sound: the voice of a man who had ...
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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