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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At the table the officials stood up, waved their hands, shouted, then stood on their
benches and shouted more. The officer who had shoved Rara disappeared in the
herd of bodies. She clutched her box of trinkets and scurried to the corner, ...
Suddenly he stood straighter. "Hey, look." "What is it?" Tel asked. "Can you see?
Some of them are going off, just flicking out." "Oh yeah, I just saw one. I wonder
how far away they are?" "I'm not sure," Ptorn said. "The ones that go out aren't ...
A fairly solid building stood in the midst of so much sagging clapboard and
rusting sheet metal. As they reached the doorway, Alter said, "I hope this trip
doesn't turn out to be for " As she stepped inside, she stopped. The woman with
the purple ...
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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