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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We had to do that once when we were working in a carnival where the manager
suddenly took a liking to her and made himself a pest. She was twelve. He was a
beast. Maybe you should take " "The fewer things I take the better," Tel said.
He moved her books and slide rule on top of the paper, and took a handful of
coins from his pocket. He arranged fifteen copper centi-units in a square, four by
four, with one corner missing. Now he took a smaller coin and put it on the table ...
seconds which was a relief after the time it took to get replacement parts on the
training base back in Telphar. Once the flup-flup tipped the lubricant can and
black oil spilled onto his arm and got all over his hand; after washing most of it off
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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