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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Shots of men climbing into squat, caterpillar- tread tanks. Shots of tank's plastic
observation bubble as driver takes his seat inside. Shot of four tanks starting, one
after another. Shot of tanks rolling away through the mist, which closes behind ...
"What tank do you take?" "Eh ... three." "Good. That's the one I'm driving. Come on
." Tel jutted his mind out in five different directions for an escape but struck brick
at the end of each; so he walked with them through the fog towards the dark row ...
Now they swam lazily back and forth nosing the glass and the corners of the
tanks. A platform with a wooden ladder had been built by one wagon's edge. Jon
and Alter were man-handled to its foot, and then up on the platform at the tank's
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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