The Magnolia Story

This eBook includes the full text of the book plus

You are here: Home - Books - Tower of Babylon


Tower of Babylon

Tower of Babylon By Ted Chiang Tower of Babylon Together with a crew of other miners and cart pullers Hillalum is recruited to climb the Tower of Babylon and unearth what lies beyond the vault of heaven During his journey Hillalum discovers entir

  • Title: Tower of Babylon
  • Author: Ted Chiang
  • ISBN: 919912319908587199143241983229864598298645981460236136298645982002986459801642016298645982986459814602361362986459847529864598475329864598882713606082903151352729864598329864598
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tower of Babylon By Ted Chiang Together with a crew of other miners and cart pullers, Hillalum is recruited to climb the Tower of Babylon and unearth what lies beyond the vault of heaven During his journey, Hillalum discovers entire civilizations of tower dwellers on the tower there are those who live inside the mists of clouds, those who raise their vegetables above the sun, and those who have spent t Together with a crew of other miners and cart pullers, Hillalum is recruited to climb the Tower of Babylon and unearth what lies beyond the vault of heaven During his journey, Hillalum discovers entire civilizations of tower dwellers on the tower there are those who live inside the mists of clouds, those who raise their vegetables above the sun, and those who have spent their lives under the oppressive weight of an endless, white stratum at the top of the universe Get A Copy Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBound Paperback, 21 pages Published November 1990 More Details Original Title Tower of Babylon Edition Language English Literary Awards Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novelette 1991 , Nebula Award for Best Novelette 1990 , SF Chronicle Award Nominee for Best Novelette 1991 Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Tower of Babylon, please sign up Popular Answered Questions I just started this book, so it may be premature, but I have a question about the size Ted Chiang gives the dimension of the towers base as 200 cubits on a side Given that each cubit is about 20 inches, that equates to about 333 feet per side The actual tower level equates to about 1
    Tower of Babylon By Ted Chiang

    • Tower of Babylon Best Download || [Ted Chiang]
      326 Ted Chiang
    Tower of Babylon

    One thought on “Tower of Babylon

    1. BlackOxford on said:

      Re Thinking the CovenantChiang s interpretation of the well known biblical myth of the Tower is innovative, interesting, and well, inspired It is also acutely theological and reveals Chiang s familiarity with some lesser known biblical material.The tower story is contained in Chapter 11 of the book of Genesis It is derived from similar Semitic myths current in the Middle East Ostensibly it is an explanation for the existence of the diversity of human language This has always struck me as Re Thin [...]

    2. Cecily on said:

      The first short story in a collection by a supposed sci fi author is set in Old Testament Babylon, and features nothing futuristic or alien It almost feels as if it were written in ancient times If you want a label, you could use Atwood s speculative fiction , or, perhaps less appealingly, maths fiction The Tower of Babylon has nearly reached the vault of heaven Miners are recruited to drill through, so people can know Yahweh better The tower is so high, it takes the team around four mon The fir [...]

    3. mark monday on said:

      O ancient miners, seeking to pierce the vault of Heaven The tower builders built a tower to the heavens, and after them come the miners, to mine deep above Together they live in a world based on the Babylonian and other archaic civilizations version of a cosmos as they travel up the tower, they travel past the moon and sun and stars, eventually looking down upon them a God s eye view As above, so below reservoirs of water Once, long ago, those reservoirs were opened, water spilling for O ancient [...]

    4. Mark Hebwood on said:

      This is part of my review of Ted s collection of stories Stories of Your Life and Others If you have not read the story yet, be warned that it contains spoilers Stories of Your Life and OthersThe Babylonian World PictureThis story explores what might have happened if the god of the Jews, Yahwe, had not put an end to the construction of the tower of Babel by destroying people s ability to communicate, as related in the book of Genesis It is an extremely well researched story, and Ted goes [...]

    5. Kandice on said:

      I saw the ending coming a mile away, but Chiang s take on the mechanics of a Tower of Babylon was very, very interesting Anyone who has read this story in the bible must have some curiosity and he did a great job of showing how it would probably work.This is only the second Chiang I have read, but I may need to shelve him on my mental Mindscrew shelf with Philip K Dick Two mind blowers in a row must be a pattern, yes

    6. Faiza Sattar on said:

      Towers of Babylon is a brilliant, soulful short story by Ted Chiang It can be read as fantasy, speculative fiction or simply sci fi as a parable or a legend restored with an allegoric tone The narration is concrete and tangible, the plot compact, the characters diverse and mythical yet earthly There is an inherent feeling that the story resides in an ancient time had science and sci fi existed then Hillalum imagined that he stood in the black gullet of Yahweh, as the mighty one drank deep

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *