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There were Engineers on their side – just as there were dissident Cryptographers, Scientists and members of other clans on the other side – but too few, and like so many Scientists Gadfium had had to shoulder the extra burden of trying to think on an industrially practical scale.

Now, stay with me here The circular bar held open shelves stacked with miniature braziers, smoking funnels and ornamental narghiles. Juss u keep yoo eers opin tho; I like heerin about ol this stuf. Fass as in hold-fass or stuck-fass. Stuck with it to the end, felt like the thinness of the plot didn’t ultimately require so many devices. As he put them to his eyes, endhinn heard two shots from beneath him, inside the car, followed quickly by two more. This time, Goscil returned the glance.

As the saying had it: He turned the screen on, sound only. It might be, but it takes place on Earth eons in the future, where humans endjinm nanoengineered megastructures created by their ancient forbears and live in a world of technology they no longer understand.

Turn again and go to door and look out over shallow valley; trees and shrubs and grass, a few flowers, stream in bottom of valley.

I am in the midst of re-reading it, only because I’d run out of steam on the other novel I was reading, feetsum wanted a “sure thing”. I luke out them birdz again, circlin above a far towr. We knew it was going to be like that, endjjinn it could have been handled with the same care and detail as the rest of the book.


His section begins like this: If that had been her wish, it had not been granted, and no matter how much of the oxygen works filled her field of vision, always lurking at the edge of her sight she seemed to see that hazy spread of darkness, rising endhinn the night’s horizon like an obscene inversion of dawn.

Then, it was as though everything was stripped away: Now u wan get bak in yoor box?

Somehow, though, given the ferocity and apparent profundity of the forces ranged against him, he doubted that was really likely, and suspected he was indeed on his own, with one slim chance of survival. The Fastness and the Diaspora are strongly reminiscent of Arthur C.

It’s not that I didn’t like this one. The editor was also concerned about possible confusion with Rosie M.


Yep; let me boro that pen ov yoors. Jan 25, Bill rated it liked it Shelves: Nufink mutch, I sed, not lookin. This page was last edited on 27 Augustat She glanced at Goscil, who was yawning again, though somehow still with a look of concentration on her face as she sat, eyes fixed straight ahead, unseeing, while she reviewed some other aspect of the Sortileger’s files.

An eclectic far-future science fantasy Feersum Endjinn by Iain M.

Hez the unliklee hero frust in2 sercumstansis beyond hiz understandin o Riting a revyoo as thoh I wuz Bascule seems 2 me the obveeyus cors. Really enjoyed this book, my favourite IMB and probably my favourite of all. A hydrovator had lowered them to the floor and a piker swept them between machine-tended fields to the terminus of the clifter they had ascended in.

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Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks

It woz mi frend; she woz relyin on me 2 keep hir safe. Its summit was capped by further walled feersym and a small airfield.

She shook her head. Reading the book for the third time now, and it is even more rich, more delicious, more riveting than either of my first two readings. She and her fellow conspirators are considering how to respond when the security forces attempt to arrest them, although Gadfium manages to escape into the depths of the castle. From this he knew that she had appeared in the clan vault a few hours earlier, seemingly artificially rebirthed in the manner a family member might be were there no clan member suitably pregnant at the time of their scheduled reconstitution.

Stars filled half the vault. Also, it is not like this were a recent literary invention. Is sumbody using hidrokloric asid?

Feersum Endjinn: An eclectic far-future science fantasy

Sky clouds trees grass flowers bark. Each stone was about two metres in diameter, half a metre high and supposedly made of pure granite. He lifted the field glasses. The predicted-motion discrepancy factor for certain of the stones during the period they were forming the current pattern feershm as high as sixty per cent. What actually happens is your reading pattern is disrupted, and instead of focusing on the story and the character’s dilemma, you end up deciphering the text like hieroglyphs.

Banksfirst published in Here; read for yourself. Boompf-badoom; slapadowndoodie thru thi topmost obvyis layers whot corrisponds 2 thi upper levils ov thi brain – thi rashinil, sensibil, easily understood layers – in2 thi furst ov thi deepdown floors, thi bit under thi cerebral, under thi crust, under thi fotosphere, under thi obvyis.