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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Let told it to him. They were outside waiting for Arkor when the boy finished. "See,
" Let said. "I told you I knew it." "Yeah," said Jon quietly. He stood very still. "You
say the other two . . . didn't make it?" "That's right," Let said. "The guards brought ...
His treatment by the boy who had told him about the sea and the girl who taught
him to fall pulled it even tighter. If the prince were kidnapped, certainly his jailors
should not tell him stories of beautiful seaside mornings and sunsets, nor teach ...
Once he made me stop by a fence and told me to write what he had said on the
boards. I told him we had to get to General Medical. It was still pretty early and
there were hardly any people out, I was going right down the big street to get
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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