"Lacking Escape" is the fifty-third chapter of Blame!, and the third chapter of Volume 9.


The Builder recounts memories of patrolling the area with Cibo.

She waits nearby as the Builder charges itself, and goes about its work. Suddenly, the core of her body activates again, making her pass out.

Later, Sanakan arrives, attracted by distinct radiation from Cibo’s core. She is surprised to see the Builder can speak, and that it attempts to conceal Cibo’s presence from her. She displays a credential that convinces the Builder to obey her. They go to see where Cibo is hidden.

On the way, Sanakan confronts a Silicon creature. It launches grenades from its face, but she dodges the attack and breaks the creature’s neck.

Another Silicon creature stalks outside the apartment where Cibo rests.

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Blame! - Volumes and Chapters
Volume 1 The Net's OffspringMemories of EarthTechno NomadsEX-LOGThe AuthoritiesEscapeSilicon Souls
The Builders
Volume 2 EX-LOG - Nest RuineThe CapitolThe CorporationNet SphereSafety Guard
Volume 3 The Great SurfElectrosilos FishermenPlantersAwakeningAssaultBasic LanguageMassacre
Volume 4 Backup CyberspaceLimit CancelHybridToha Heavy IndustriesElectronic KnightThe Eighth Cave
Volume 5 HackingScattered SpaceGravity FurnaceVersionCave 13Cease Fire
Volume 6 Sanakan and CiboVibrationCollapseDissolutionDisappearanceBeautiful LifeUnofficial Megastructure
Volume 7 Central NexusClass 1 Critical Effect WeaponCaptureAnti-Intrusion Electron Space
The Megastructure's Internal FissureSpecial Safeguards
Volume 8 Inside the MegastructureMultiple Dispersion Molecule MovementProvisional Connection CertificationRaid
UrgeLevel 9Far-Off
Volume 9 Parallel Electricity Storage Tank ClusterThe CallerLacking EscapeThe CaptorAnother MeetingPeople
The Observer
Volume 10 Unified Metal BeamsContinuumOrganicBurning SiliconRescue of the ReceptacleExterminator, First ClassRetrieved ConsciousnessThe Edge of the City