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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At the same time, Prince Let, getting ready for bed and wearing nothing but his
undershirt looked out of the window and saw a girl with white hair hanging head
down outside the shutter. He stood very still. The upside down face smiled at him.
She looked up to see the window darken with a metal shadow. "Good lord!" she
breathed. Then the glass shattered. She screamed, careened around the table,
and fled through the door, slamming it behind her. Over the flexible metal ramp ...
A few minutes later Jon crawled through the laboratory tower window, buttoning
his shirt. Arkor shook his head, smiling. "Well," Petra said. "Good try. I hope it
does some good." In the morning, Rara got up early to sweep off the front steps of
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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