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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They had been sliding about this plain for millennia, riding endjnin sporadically slicked surface of the salt-bowl whenever snow had fallen and a wind subsequently blew. It irritates me how it seems to challenge people that much. Like the other Privileged, the King had no implants, save for those which would be used only once, to record and transmit his personality when he died.

Even more physical Big Ideas keep flowing in and I reveled in it all. She motioned to the assistant observer, and the woman brought over the small oxygen cylinder.

It’s dense enough to require full attention. The narrow street outside looked quiet. He drinx his wine. Quite an enjoyable read, this!

Feersum Endjinn

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. An eclectic far-future science fantasy. Thank you for reading my review, Marion! Bits of red-white carapace spattered across the table; their guest made an appreciative growling noise at the back of her throat and after sniffing at the meat revealed, sucked it out and sat back, chewing open-mouthed and smiling happily while looking at the other three diners.


Strugatsky, Boris and Arkady. It did mean he had to wear the crown to make it all work, but he had a choice of several attractive models of crown, all of which were tastefully designed and sat lightly on one’s head.

Is it a Culture novel? A quarter of the book is told by Bascule the Teller and is written phonetically in the first person using phonetic transcription and shorthand also evinced in the novel’s title.

It was his most-secret code, the one he had thought of once, a long time ago, in his first ever life, in case he ever needed some already-remembered code quickly one day.

The novel is sometimes referred to as Banks’ second science fiction novel not set within the Culture universethe first being Against a Dark Background. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Would you put me on to military High Command, level five, and replace?

Then set her napkin down primly. The chief scientist went to her own room, disrobed, washed quickly, perfumed her stocky, grey-haired old body good if obviously artificially maintained skin tone, the King noted, and breasts of such undeniable if assisted presence they were almost intimidatingslipped on a generously proportioned negligee, then checked the door monitor and slipped out of the room and along the darkened corridor. Aug 23, Derek rated it it was amazing Shelves: He checked that the ursine ambassadorial emissary was still talking he was, and the King allowed himself a pre-emptive gloat at how the emissary was going to feel when the bomb workings in the fifth-level south-western solar came on line and he realised that this entire negotiation was just a materielly inexpensive exercise in time-wastingthen the King dipped into minds elsewhere in Serehfa; a peruker in a tower-roof terrace-town, crouched over her latest extravagant creation; a cliometrician carrelled half-asleep in a bartizan high on the east fifth level; a moirologist petitioning in the sacristy of the northern upper chapel; a funambulist reaping babilia on the pyramid spur of a shell-wall tower.

Revealing any further plot details would simply ruin your enjoyment of this baroque and playful book. We have reviewed fantasy, science fiction and horror books, audiobooks, magazines, comics, and films.


Feersum Endjinn: An eclectic far-future science fantasy

Her mouth hung open. In my opinion, this is Banks’ best work yet. A central tower that tickles the underbelly of outer space.

Cover of first edition hardcover. I thought about writing this review in Bascule fashion, but couldn’t feersjm beyond two lines. A big fan, actually, but I try to stick to what the stars claim they are for, and since they range from “didn’t like it” to “it was amazing” and are clearly subjective ranks rather than qualitative ranks, the endhinn only received an I “liked it” rating from me.

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Maybe it’s a strength of the book that I can’t decide what I think about it. Mystery and horror aboard a haunted spaceship Sunday Status Update: Choosing to endjimn them meant that one would remain unconscious for the duration of feersym mourning period, and only be woken for a slowed-down real and subjective hour to converse with one’s bereaved relations and friends immediately before disposal.

Both Rasfline and Goscil went still for a moment. She had been sure the heads were not real.

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He could have watched in IR from a concealed chamber camera but all he’d have seen was lumps moving under a sheet. Gadfium shook her head, tapped her fingers on the seat’s wooden armrest and opened a vent by the side of the window to let the warm air in. The Best Novels. He inspected feersim bedside cabinet.

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