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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Instantly the slug man turned and was gone. The boy dropped from the tree and
ran after the sound of the pig's crashing in the underbrush. Twenty feet later after
tearing through a net of thick foliage, he burst into a clearing and stopped.
When he stopped the flup-flap stopped too and chuckled. "Oh, the hell with you,"
Tel said and turned around. He walked maybe half a dozen long strides through
the thicker mud before he slowed down and a frown deepened into his face.
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 birthmark,
standing behind the counter, glanced up, then stepped back and opened her
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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