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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inside and talk to the man in charge. Don't worry. No one'll be mad." "You mean
talk to Geryn?" Alter said. "I guess that's what his name is." They started back out
of the alley. "Tell me," Jon said, "just what sort of person is Geryn?" "He's a ...
"What are you talking about?" she said, but the birthmark over her face was deep
purple with worry. He shook the blanket off and flung his hand across the table
where the old news directive lay: PRINCE KIDNAPPED! KING DECLARES WAR!
"You talk strange, like a mali, even." "How do you mean?" "You want to know
funny things, believe anything. That's what Vol told me made a person a mali. He
said when a guy gets out and gets his face ground into the real world he comes
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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