The World and Thorinn

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Poor lame Thorinn is thrown into a well by his father to appease the rumbling gods, and cursed to Go Down... and down he goes, breaking through floors, ceilings and walls into amazing new worlds.

"A brilliant book by an excellent writer."

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About Damon Knight

Damon Knight was an American science fiction author, editor, critic and fan. His forte was short stories and he is widely acknowledged as having been a master of the genre. He was a member of the Futurians, an early organization of the most prominent SF writers of the day. He founded the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA), the primary writers' organization for genre writers, as well as the Milford Writers workshop and co-founded the Clarion Writers Workshop. He edited the notable Orbit anthology series, and received the Hugo and SFWA Grand Master award. The award was later renamed in his honor. He was married to fellow writer Kate Wilhelm.

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Kevin A. Lyons reviewed on Oct. 24, 2016

The World and Thorinn was assembled from a few stories that appeared in Galaxy magazine in 1968 -- in fact, I read the first one there. A mix of far-future science fiction and a little fantasy it's a fun ride through multiple worlds -- or multiple aspects of the same world.

The writing is well done, as you would expect from Damon Knight. The concept has been used in science fiction before, but this story is a pretty original take on it. The ending is logical, but not what I expected.

So, I read the first part of the story in Galaxy, the full story when it came out in paperback, and now the ebook -- which I expect to keep and read again, some time.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)
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