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 smiled. From their stunted heights, they blinked at his seven foot
hugeness. Some only stared at the confusing wonder of his hand hanging by the
thumb from his belt; others did not look above the gnarled machinery of his knee.
Then they can come back and tell us everything," Uske smiled. "Of course Your
Majesty is joking." Chargill smiled. "May I remind Your Majesty that the radiation
level in Telphar today is fatal to human beings. Fatal. The enemy seems to be
The King smiled rather wanly. Koshar hurried on. "I would like to present my
daughter to you, for it's her party. Her name is Clea." The old man turned to the
balcony stairs, and the crowd's eyes turned with him. She was standing on the
top step, ...
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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