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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He had entered the city, found the sending stage of the transit ribbons, the band
of metal that would take him back, over the jungles, over the heads of the guards,
over the sea, back to the island city of Toron — Suddenly he frowned; then that ...
The sun was beginning to warm the air as she pushed into the shadow of the
great transit-ribbon that soared between the towers. Buildings dropped bands of
shadow across the ribbon as it wound through the city, although occasional
Why not send a few people through the transit-ribbon to do some spying."
Chargill looked amazed. "Before we instituted the penal mines, and just after we
annexed the forest peoples, the transit-ribbon was built, correct? Now, where
does it go ...
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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