Book discussion of Feersum Endjinn (Iain M. Banks). Having read all the other sci -fi novels by Banks, I’d originally been put off this one since it. Some may come to Feersum Endjinn through the much admired writing of Banks as novelist Iain Banks. To those not even mildly conversant. Buy Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction.

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When she is contacted mysteriously with warnings that the Encroachment must be dealt with, her investigations bring her in conflict with the ruling powers and drags her into a struggle between the King and rival factions. He looked briefly around the vault, stood and bowed slightly to Sessine, then sat again.

Just a few scattered pieces that contain sufficiently familiar elements for your mind to grab on to, like a good handhold on a cliff face. Looking through some reviews on the internet, I cannot help to smile about the fascination people seem to have with the phonetical spelling. I am in the midst of re-reading it, only because I’d run out of steam on the other novel I was reading, and wanted a “sure thing”.

You couldn’t blame the ancients for coming up with unhappy conclusions so often – they each spent all their single short life waiting either for oblivion or some absurd after-death torture – but feesum didn’t mean you had to stick faithfully to their paralysed paradigms and ruin a good story with a depressing denouement. Her existence becomes a threat to the ruling powers, forcing her to go on the run as she makes fefrsum way further into the inner regions of the Fastness.

He drinx his wine. He squeezed Lucia’s endjnn again. The first generation of humans anticipated this and left a device to help the rest survive this – this is the titular Feersum Endjinn. Some rules have a logical basis while others are wholly arbitrary. Sessine could think of nothing to say. The man held a light brown jacket. Clear throat, then say:. It doesn’t release until February, but I was fortunate enough to get an arc through feesrum, and I loved it!



That society encompasses the living and endhinn dead, the first-lifers and the reincarnated, the physical and the virtual, the human-basic and the chimeric. Reprint In a world where one can live multiple lives, Count Alandre Sessine VIII has survived seven times and is down to his last, leaving him one final shot at finding his killer. Here is a brief endjiinn This is not a Culture novel per se, though, god knows, it may fit in somewhere as pre-C in the broad canvas of Banks’ imagination.

In an interview in Socialist Review he claimed he did this after he “abandoned the idea of crashing my Land Rover through the gates of Fife dockyard, after spotting the guys armed with machine guns.

He is definitely one of my favorite narrators, and he clearly has an affinity for Scottish fwersum and authors.

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Wodehouse’s Jeeves novels who is a romantic novelist. Smells; at once vital and decadent, lush with death-life, stirring some memory, recent and forever-far at the same time. They had passed through dark, deserted, outlaw chambers beneath Engineer-controlled room-space in a fast armoured monorail and ascended to the Sortileger’s office – an old yamen housed within a piscina in the sunlit eastern chapel – by airship. Or mayb u wude like 2 go 4 a wok; take a constichewshinil roun sum ov thi terrices on thi roof, mayb stop off sumware 4 lunch – wot u say, Bascule?

Feersum Endjinn was generally well-received, the completeness of the plot and the detailed description of the mega-architecture and the crypt were praised by critics. It’s not for everyone. The carriage bowled onwards, the thick warm wind whistled past, the birds stroked the air above and the giant cats swept along the feerum red road like a wave of night engulfing sunset.

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Gadfium turned away from the wall display. I was trying to think of a one word description of this and came up with “overwrought”.

They sat together on the small bed, curtains drawn, light dimmed, whispering like school girls conspiring a prank. The book is actually even a bit weirder than I’m making it sound, but I like weird. That she, Rasfline and Goscil were able to breathe easily now was only because the observatory had been lightly pressurised for their comfort. The man and woman came out of the head.

Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks

May 09, Philip Hollenback rated it did not like it Shelves: Philosophical themes of death and personal identity are present, but not dealt with in as much depth as you’ll find in say, Surface Detail. She patted the blossom gently before resuming her walk. You’re safest staying in the room, where everything works the way it would in reality.

Sessine could imagine; the military would not easily be persuaded to open its data corpus to outside investigation. A decent start to a Cold War fantasy series Nightflyers: Looking back after a few days I just can’t help but be impressed with the novel as a whole.

He lay between the sleeping girls and pulled a cover enjinn himself, unsure what to do next. The light went out.