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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Through the water he saw the Second Fisherman bubbling towards the immense,
translucent halfsphere that dangled ahead of them. The Second Fisherman
stopped with an underwater double-reverse and hovered near the thing. [It's a
The first thing Clea had discovered was that someone she loved, loved with an
aching passion that made the back of her neck tingle, that made her jaws clench
and her stomach suddenly flatten itself whenever she thought of him (his short
It was the thing that was keeping her to herself. It was the thing that somehow you
helped to break through. But I can't see it enough to understand it." "It's Tomar,"
Alter said. "He was the soldier that she was engaged to at the very beginning of ...
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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