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 with the increased demand for tetron, the prisoners are dying like flies here
at the mines. Sometimes I wonder how they supply enough miners." "They don't."
Now Larta called ahead, "All right. We'll leave the rest to the men" — there was ...
The room in which the transit-ribbon ended was deserted. At the end of the metal
band was a transparent crystal sphere, fifteen feet in diameter, above the
receiving platform. A dozen small tetron units of varying sizes sat around the
"Beyond the jungle were the gutted fields of lava and dead earth, and it was here
that the strange metal tetron was discovered. A great empire has a great crime
rate. Our penal system was used to supply miners for the tetron. Technology ...
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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