The World and Thorinn




      The World and Thorinn
Thorinn, alienated from his father and brothers, embarks on a journey to the center of the earth, traveling down a dry well and encountering strange worlds, a variety of races, and finally, a supreme intelligence.A fix up, based on The World and Thorinn , Galaxy, April 1968 The Garden of Ease , Galaxy, June 1968 and The Star Below , Galaxy, August 1968.Cover Artist Tom Hallman Free Read [ The World and Thorinn ] author [ Damon Knight ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

Damon Francis Knight was an American science fiction author, editor, and critic.Knight s first professional sale was a cartoon drawing to a science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories His first story, Resilience , was published in 1941 He is best known as the author of To Serve Man , which was adapted for The Twilight Zone He was a recipient of the Hugo Award, founder of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America SFWA , cofounder of the National Fantasy Fan Federation, cofounder of the Milford Writer s Workshop, and cofounder of the Clarion Writers Workshop Knight lived in Eugene, Oregon, with his wife Kate Wilhelm.

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  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • The World and Thorinn
  • Damon Knight
  • English
  • 17 November 2018
  • 0425051935

10 thoughts on “ The World and Thorinn

  1. Savannah says:

    I first found this book in 6th grade and I remain as compelled by it today as I was then except I understand it even better It is essentially the tale of small, lame Thorinn whose stepfather throws him into a well to appease a rumbling god The stepfather lays a spell upon Thorinn when he tells him to go down into the well Unfortunately, the spell does exactly what it says and Thorinn must continue down, as he finds that he can escape through a break in the well into a cavern.But his I first found this book in 6th grade and I remain as compelled by it today as I was then except I understand it even better It is essentially the tale of small, lame Thorinn whose stepfather throws him into a well to appease a rumbling god The stepfather lays a spell upon Thorinn when he tells him to go down into the well Unfortunately, the spell does exactly what it says and Thorinn must continue down, as he finds that he can escape through a break in the well into a cavern.But his adventures do not end here, for although Thorinn s world seems medieval and crude, we now discover that his planet possibly our own earth has metal tunnels running throughout it and soon we discover caverns within caverns, and even worlds within worlds The spe...

  2. Benjamin Thomas says:

    Continuing my effort to sample some of the great Grand Masters of Science Fiction , I turned to Damon Knight, named by the SFWA as its 13th Grand Master in 1994 He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2003.This novel is part fantasy and part science fiction As the title implies there are really two main characters Thorinn, a youngster with a lame leg, and the world itself On the surface, the plot is a fairly straight forward adventure story of a young teenaged boy who is Continuing my effort to sample some of the great Grand Masters of Science Fiction , I turned to Damon Knight, named by the SFWA as its 13th Grand Master in 1994 He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2003.This novel is part fantasy and part science fiction As the title implies there are really two main characters Thorinn, a y...

  3. Sean Duggan says:

    I read this book when I was younger, and found it bizarrely fascinating I don t remember finishing it, but I recently tracked it down It s held up Thorinn s problem solving is a nice touch He s not strong He s not well educated He is persistent, and willing to try different solutions until he finds one that works He felt believable as a character view spoiler I did not remember the po...

  4. C. Mills says:

    This book was hard for me because Thorinn seemed dim witted It is subtitled How Thorinn Goyalson learned he was not the son of his father and descended into the Underworld without wishing to do so I got tired of visiting underworlds before Thorinn did.

  5. Cooksonmom says:

    UPDATEAfter several re checks from the library, it was obvious I was not going to finish this I liked the story, I liked the premise, but it lagged and I have little time for laggingthe author seemed to be drawing out a much shorter story idea Still readingtime for reading has been sparse Victor insisted I read it aloud to him and so we are enjoying it together When asked t...

  6. Clint says:

    Satisfying sci fi story, set far in the future The story is about a boy named Thorinn, and his adventures overcoming obstacles in a very strange and imaginative environment I don t want to spoil anything, because figuring out the secret of the true nature of his reality is half the fun The author does a good job of dropping hints to let you figure this out I ve read both the hardback and ebook The hardback has some nice illustrations, which is a plus.Th...

  7. Keith says:

    The first time though, as an adolescent, I couldn t even finish it, and it is rare that I give up on a book Years later, as an adult, I muddled my way through The almost psychedelic world was somehow, inexplicably,comprehensible at that point, but I still won t go so far as to say I enjoyed it.

  8. Valerie says:

    I remember this as a quirky book, essentially a series of vignettes I slowly began to deduce what kind of world Thorinn lived in, and found both the overarching concept and the vignettes fascinating, but I don t remember caring what the resolution was I think of it as a sort of Kai Lung book.

  9. Erik Graff says:

    Although bordering on fantasy, I actually enjoyed this adventure tale originally published in Galaxy magazine in 1968.

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