Nihei, Tsutomu. Blame!(Brief Article) (Young Adult Review) (Book Review)

Author:Galuschak, George

NIHEI, Tsutomu. Blame! Tokyopop. 248p. illus. c2005. 1-595-32834-3. $9.99. SA

"Maybe on Earth. Maybe in the Future." Thus begins Blame! a post-apocalyptic saga set in a world of mega-skyscrapers. When our hero, Killy, is asked where he came from, he replies, "five thousand floors down." Killy traverses a bleak, never-ending maze of concrete and stairs, searching for Net Terminal Genes, moving up and up and up. He doesn't talk much, but his gun sure packs a wallop. This is a good thing, as humans are no longer the dominant species. There is The Authority, a race of robot-like creatures that look to be built from black Slinkies; Watchers, which are insectoid; Builders, spider-like robots; and silicon creatures, who bear a striking resemblance to Cenobtytes (of Hellraiser...

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