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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But as she reached the stairs, she heard a crash. Someone had just fallen at the
foot. Frowning, she hurried down the steps. The someone uncrumpled, grinned at
her, and put a finger to his lips. "Shhhh. Please, shhhh. So my wife won't know!
They squat or sit crosslegged on the boards in an irregular circle. Close-up shot
of the center of the circle: someone is setting up a square of fifteen centiunit
pieces with the corner missing. (There is relieved laughter through the auditorium
Someone must have it!" "What . . . what are you looking for?" ventured Alter. "I can
't... oh, I can't remember," wailed the Queen. "But you must — keep looking. It isn't
here," Alter whispered. Immediately the old woman began to search through ...
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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