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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"You know," said Tel, hunching his shoulders, "I haven't seen any of... you guards
in the recruits who can read minds, the ones with the triple scars." Ptorn stood up
from the rail. "Really?" he said. "What do you know about the telepaths?
Also you know about the telepaths. And besides, your eyes are funny. Did you
know that?" Tel blinked. "I'm not a telepath," Ptorn said again. "But any forest
guard would have told you that story if you had said what you did. We trust each
The telepaths tried to remain above this war, but were at last dragged into it. Our
agents, a telepath among them, convinced them — in an effort to find some other
solution less destructive than this mock war — to establish a momentary ...
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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