The Fall of the Towers
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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"He's my size," grunted Lug, giving Waggon a playful whack on the shoulder.
Waggon, who had been concentrating on the coins, looked up surprised, his
wide eyes blinking. Very little white showed around his pupils. "Leave him alone,
... when the girl said: "Hey, you fight good." Surprised, Clea looked at the girl and
said instead, "Thank you." Then she said, "Your arm! What's wrong with your arm
?" "Huh?" She was holding her left hand across her right shoulder. "Oh, nothing.
Alter pulled her shoulders in and shivered. "The blue blood of Toromon isn't in all
that hot shape. You remember King Uske. And finally the Queen Mother had to
be put away. Both of them were batty. Petra's an exception." "I guess so," Alter ...
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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