The Fall of the Towers

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Vintage Books, Feb 1, 2004 - Fiction - 438 pages
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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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Review: The Fall of the Towers (The Fall of the Towers #1-3)

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I have been a fan of Delany's for about 2 years now, since I first read what is widely considered his magnum opus. Dhalgren, that work, is the first I read from Delany. Looking back, I wish I had read ... Read full review

Review: The Fall of the Towers (The Fall of the Towers #1-3)

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I absolutely loved Dhalgren, so maybe I came to The Fall of the Towers with some incorrect hopes for what it would be (I really need to stop doing that). This trilogy must be appreciated in the time ... Read full review


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After his seventh novel Empire Star (1966), Samuel Delany began publishing short fiction professionally with “The Star Pit.” It appeared in Worlds of Tomorrow and was turned into a popular two-hour radio play, broadcast annually over WBAI-FM for more than a decade. Two tales, “Aye, and Gomorrah” and “Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-precious Stones,” won Nebula Awards as best SF short stories of, respectively, 1967 and 1969. Aye, and Gomorrah contains all the significant short science fiction and fantasy Delany published between 1965 and 1988, excepting only those tales in his Return to Nevčr˙on series. A native New Yorker, Delany teaches English and Creative Writing at Temple University in Philadelphia. In July of 2002 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

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