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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And suddenly there had been no reason to fear further. He tried to untangle the
recollection. He had entered the city, found the sending stage of the transit
ribbons, the band of metal that would take him back, over the jungles, over the
heads of ...
Suddenly the green detector light flashed in the half darkness of the cabin. ...
Because suddenly he pushed the stick forward, and the plane, what was left of it,
turned over and he was staring straight down, straight ahead, straight below him.
But suddenly he recognized (a feeling way at the back of his slitherers) who this
was. The Lord of the Flames — .' He leaped forward and flung the double flaps of
leathery flesh across his opponent and began to scramble back up the rocks.
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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