Feersum Endjinn

Feersum Endjinn

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A superb standalone novel from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a master of modern science fiction.

Count Sessine is about to die for the very last time...

Chief Scientist Gadfium is about to receive the mysterious message she has been waiting for from the Plain of Sliding Stones...

And Bascule the Teller, in search of an ant, is about to enter the chaos of the crypt...

And everything is about to change...

For this is the time of the encroachment and, although the dimming sun still shines on the vast, towering walls of Serehfa Fastness, the end is close at hand. The King knows it, his closest advisers know it, yet sill they prosecute the war against the clan Engineers with increasing savagery.

The crypt knows it too; so an emissary has been sent, an emissary who holds the key to all their futures.

Praise for Iain M. Banks:

'Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution' Independent on Sunday

'Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future' Guardian

'Jam-packed with extraordinary invention' Scotsman

'Compulsive reading' Sunday Telegraph

The Culture series:
Consider Phlebas
The Player of Games
Use of Weapons
The State of the Art
Look to Windward
Surface Detail
The Hydrogen Sonata

Other books by Iain M. Banks:
Against a Dark Background
Feersum Endjinn
The Algebraist
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 124 x 190 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • 1857232739
  • 9781857232738
  • 48,206

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Another truly impressive piece of work from the pen of a master storyteller. STARBURST
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Sharp, witty, comprehensively terrifying. * OBSERVER * Banks is a phenomenon: the widly successful, fearlessly creative author of brilliant and disturbing non-genre novels, he's equally at home writing pure science fiction of a peculiarly gnarly energy and elegance. * WILLIAM GIBSON * Dazzlingly original. * DAILY MAIL * Another truly impressive piece of work from the pen of a master storyteller. * STARBURST *
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About Iain M. Banks

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He has since gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels.
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8,028 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 28% (2,271)
4 36% (2,906)
3 25% (2,036)
2 8% (611)
1 3% (204)
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