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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I tried to stop it. That was all I wanted. Would it have happened if . . ." "Sit back,"
Rara said. "If you're going to talk to somebody, talk to me. I can answer you.
Geryn, you didn't start the war." Geryn suddenly rose once more, staggered
There was a long silence. Then a woman's contralto said, "The correction will be
made when and if necessary." Suddenly he felt confusion as a dozen ideas that
he was trying to set straight all knotted together like snarled fishing lines.
I was coming to see him that morning 'cause I had tried to warn him Jeof was after
him, and at the corner I saw him staggering down the street with no clothes on. I
didn't know what Jeof had done then, but I knew Vol was hurt. I pulled him into ...
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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