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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As they filed past the officers and on to the dock, a woman with a box of trinkets
and a brown-red birthmark splashed over the left side of her face pushed among
the new arrivals. Near fifty, her dress and head-rag were a well-washed gray.
As they reached the doorway, Alter said, "I hope this trip doesn't turn out to be for
" As she stepped inside, she stopped. The woman with the purple birthmark,
standing behind the counter, glanced up, then stepped back and opened her
get " He staggered as the young woman settled herself from him like a pendulum.
"The Queen! — The Queen? Do you know who I am?" demanded the woman
again. "Oh, keep him quiet, will you!" She began clutching at her sheet once more
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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