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Tower
Tower
Tower

Tower

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Tower is a series of interconnected stories set in Beanstalk, a 674-story skyscraper and sovereign nation. Each story deals with how citizens living in the hypermodern high-rise deal with various influences of power in their lives: a group of researchers have to tell their boss that a major powerbroker is a dog, a woman uses the power of the internet to rescue a downed fighter pilot abandoned by the government, and an out-of-towner finds himself in charge of training a gentle elephant to break up protests. Bae explores the forces that shape modern life with wit and a sly wink at the reader.

“Writing science fiction requires the capability to write elaboratively about big concepts as much as it requires logic and imagination. I’m very glad Bae Myung-hoon has this ability, and I’m thankful someone with his intellect has written novels in Korean.”

— Park Chan-wook, director of Oldboy and The Handmaiden