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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He took neither food nor drink, but prowled a ten foot area by the side of the
balcony steps. Waiting, Jon thought. By the time the floor was respectably
populated, Jon had exchanged a few words with the soldier (Jon: "A beautiful
party, don't ...
The priest walked to the first child and caught the side of her head in his hand.
Then he quickly drew the triple blade down the left side of her face. She made an
indefinite noise, but it was drowned in the whisper of the crowd. He did the same
A moment later Jon saw the King push through the door with a guard on either
side. "Now what's going on," one of the guards was demanding. It was Petra who
suggested the private meeting in the council room. The members sat along one ...
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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