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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A block later the last minor articles of clothing were tossed unceremoniously
through an open window. As Jon turned another corner, he glimpsed again the
figure ducking into a doorway down the dim street. One of the squat neanderthals
Outside the sun lowered over Toron's towers, filling the deep, empty streets of the
city's hub with shadow. Jon walked through the street, feeling both powerful and
relaxed. Towards the middle ring of the city the spectacular buildings of the ...
It was still pretty early and there were hardly any people out, I was going right
down the big street to get there as quick as I could when, I remember, I heard a
helicopter. I glanced up and saw that it was flying awfully low. Vol was nearly ...
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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