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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Tomar, there's a beauty in abstract mathematics that shouldn't be dulled with that
sort of thing. Also, maybe you'll go away, or I'll go away. That doesn't seem fair
either. Tomar, have you ever had things you wanted, had them in your hands,
"There's something behind that radiation barrier. I'm about to break through and
see what can be done. But I need some help at home. I've been monitoring
phone-calls in Toron. There's an awful lot of equipment here that's more or less
mine if ...
It's pretty horrible what they do; nothing but pieces of guys all over the place.
They'd told us this particular capture was going to be easy as cutting a kharba
melon. They'd told us there probably wouldn't be a shot fired. Well, I didn't want to
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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