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 heard a mewing sound away to his left. Looking off he saw the slug-like
Tloto coming towards his tree. A sudden urge to sound pushed him closer to
speech (Stay away! Stay back!) than he had been since his arrival in the woods.
The sounds came again, a distinct flapping sound, irregular, stuttering; then the
chirping melody. Tel went inside the barracks pulling his shirt out of his pants. He
shrugged it down his arms, and sat on the edge of his bed. The sagging springs ...
"Solitary people," Jon went on, "by the sound of waves trudge the long, soft,
sandy ground. Sadness or joy, equal and one, have caused each ended race I
have begun." The sailor sucked his teeth, shook his head, and scratched his
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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