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 can tell, because they're smaller than the ones your father grows." "I know,"
smiled Clea. "I don't think I've ever eaten any of Dad's fish in my life. That's sort of
terrible, actually. They're supposed to be very good." "Oh, they are, Ma'am.
Tell her to get to Telphar in the next forty-eight hours by way of the transit- ribbon.
Tell her there are two kids she owes a favor to. And tell her she owes four or five
favors to the girl. She'll be able to find out who they are!" Clea was scribbling.
She frowned; then, trying to turn her own concern into a joke, ske laughed, "You'd
better not tell your wife how much you've had down here. You wouldn't want your
wife to know." She saw his back stiffen under the tan cloth. Slowly he turned ...
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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