The Algebraist

by Iain Banks | Science Fiction & Fantasy | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1841492299 Global Overview for this book
Registered by imeretoo of Telford , Shropshire United Kingdom on 9/26/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by imeretoo from Telford , Shropshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 26, 2022
A superb standalone novel from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a master of modern science fiction.

It is 4034 AD. Humanity has made it to the stars. Fassin Taak, a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, will be fortunate if he makes it to the end of the year.

The Nasqueron Dwellers inhabit a gas giant on the outskirts of the galaxy, in a system awaiting its wormhole connection to the rest of civilisation. In the meantime, they are dismissed as decadents living in a state of highly developed barbarism, hoarding data without order, hunting their own young and fighting pointless formal wars.

Seconded to a military-religious order he's barely heard of - part of the baroque hierarchy of the Mercatoria, the latest galactic hegemony - Fassin Taak has to travel again amongst the Dwellers. He is in search of a secret hidden for half a billion years. But with each day that passes a war draws closer - a war that threatens to overwhelm everything and everyone he's ever known.

As complex, turbulent and spectacular as the gas giant on which it is set, this novel from Iain M. Banks is space opera on a truly epic scale.

Journal Entry 2 by imeretoo at Morrisons store in Telford , Shropshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 26, 2022

Released 2 mos ago (9/27/2022 UTC) at Morrisons store in Telford , Shropshire United Kingdom

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