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 have my Unified Field Theory to complete. He will be working on a new
historical project." "Well, don't stand there. Call him out here." She walked back
into the house, then emerged a moment later, hand in hand with a tall man. They
"Clea's trying to finish up her unified-field theory, and Rolth is putting the final
touches to his historical interpretation of individual action." "Then why did you
come here?" "For Rolth to finish his theory he had to compare and correlate as
"Have they brought the history " " — the unified field theory " " — the poems?" the
delegates in the city demanded with a flood of questioning: "Have they come?" "
Will we win the war?" "Where is the Lord of the Flames?" And the triple answer: ...
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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