silviacolasanti.it
» » Engineman

Download Engineman fb2, epub

by Brown,Eric Brown

Download Engineman fb2, epub

ISBN: 1907519424
Author: Brown,Eric Brown
Language: English
Publisher: Solaris; paperback / softback edition (October 1, 2010)
Pages: 608
Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 430
Size Fb2: 1594 kb
Size ePub: 1497 kb
Size Djvu: 1171 kb
Other formats: rtf lit lrf mbr


FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Once they pushed big ships through the cobalt glory of the Nada-Continuum. But faster than light isn't fast enough anymore.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers.

Scanned & Proofed By MadMaxAU. The old Engineman looked up from the broken bottle. Something in his gaze softened. An Alpha with the Canterbury Line?

Scanned & Proofed By MadMaxAU. Chapter One. It was another hot night out on the tarmac of the old Orly spaceport when Ralph Mirren saw what he thought was a KVI ghost. He was tired and uncomfortable. The base of his skull throbbed painfully, a sure sign that he was due another flashback. The darkened cab of his grab-flier was like an oven. An Alpha with the Canterbury Line? Their eyes met, and more was communicated in the silence than either man could possibly have spoken. Macready, the oldster whispered.

I haven't read a book by Eric Brown that I haven't enjoyed and this was another example

I haven't read a book by Eric Brown that I haven't enjoyed and this was another example. It seemed to start off a little slowly initially, but ramped up sufficiently to a nice pace that wasn't overly fast, either, but comfortable. The ending came on a little too fast, though, and I seem to remember feeling like this about Penumbra, another of Brown's books. The story was also slightly light on action, for me. Still good, but a bit more would've earned it another point.

When Dan released him from the painful bear-hug, Mirren sank back into the padded upholstery and closed his eyes, disbelief and relief sweeping through him. He laughed aloud. He laughed aloud y knew what I've been through. You? Fernandez, Ralph! What about me?". They came after you?". He indicated the two men in the front of the car. Mirren recognised Hunter's bodyguards. They got me out minutes before my place was trashed by an air-to-ground missile.

British SF writer Eric Brown is the author of many highly-acclaimed novels, including The Kings of Eternity, The Serene Invasion, and Engineman. He has also written some of the best short SF of the. He has also written some of the best short SF of th. ngineman. 6 January 2018 ·. New from Eric. The Spacetime Pit Plus Tw. he Spacetime Pit Plus Two by Stephen Baxter and Eric Brown, Infinity Plus Books, 2018 The Spacetime Pit Plus Two collects three collaborative stories by Stephen Baxter and myself, never before pu. ngineman

Once the Enginemen pushed bigships through the cobalt glory of the nada-continuum.

Once the Enginemen pushed bigships through the cobalt glory of the nada-continuum.

by. Brown, Eric, 1960-. Then a man with half a face offers ex-Engineman Ralph Mirren the chance to escape his ruined life and push a ship to an undisclosed destination. The nada-continuum holds the key to Ralph's future. What he cannot anticipate is its universal importance-nor the mystery awaiting him on the distant colony world"-Publisher description. Includes eight stories set in the Engineman universe. Engineman - The engineman stories. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Eric Brown (born 25 May 1960) is a British science fiction author. Eric Brown was born in Haworth, Yorkshire, in May 1960, and began writing in 1975. In the 1980s he travelled extensively throughout Greece and Asia (some of his novels are set in India). His first publication was in 1982, when his play for children Noel's Ark appeared. His career took off in the late 1980s with a succession of short stories in the magazine Interzone and other publications

Read Engineman, by Eric Brown online on Bookmate – Once the Enginemen pushed bigships through the cobalt glory of the nada-continuum.

Read Engineman, by Eric Brown online on Bookmate – Once the Enginemen pushed bigships through the cobalt glory of the nada-continuum. Once the Enginemen pushed bigships through the cobalt glory of the nada-continuum. The interfaces of the Keilor-Vincicoff Organisation bring planets light years distant a simple step away.

A thrilling action adventure from the author of 'Helix' and 'Kethani', 'Engineman' also includes nine related stories set in the Engineman universe, including 'The Time-Lapsed Man'.

Comments:

Direbringer
I've read several books by this author. This is probably my least favorite. An interesting premise, but it's just slow.. and eventually rolls into some semi zen Buddhist afterlife justification for most of the story plot. And the big bad company is exploiting the working man.. etc.. And all of that would be fine if it was well written...
Androlhala
Okay after reading the first two reviews I would have to say the book isn't that bad. It does to run towards literary pretensions which means you are going to have a very wordy book driven by characters and dialogue both internal and external. I found the descriptions of Paris very evocative and that the action picked up in the second half of the book. It has one of those endings which brings up religious context which might conflict with the standard views of death and the afterlife. That being said it is speculative fiction and if that doesn't bother you and you do not demand 100% action driven novels this has some interesting characters to recommend.
Hiylchis
Tried to read this but finally gave up around chapter 13. There's
something hiding there, but the writing just isn't good enough to keep
me reading and the endless and endlessly described grunge of the setting
and plot don't help.

Also, I agree with another reviewer. This is definitely fantasy
in space. Not that that's a bad thing when done well.
Siralune
I must confess that I did not finish this book. I only read about 250 pages out of 637 when I realized I had no desire to continue. It went in the trash. I found it boring, wordy, tedious and uninteresting. To call it science fiction is a stretch -- a more apposite description would be a banal depressing soap opera in a not-remotely-believable future. Let's just hope there is no sequel.
Abandoned Electrical
There are lots of problems with this story. It is so marginal that I almost put it down, but soldiered on to the end. The plot is driven almost entirely by coincidence, to the point that "perils" for characters don't really look all that dangerous. We are told that the experience of an engineman is ecstatic but we are never shown. Pushing a starship involves lying in a bed and the outside is very very blue. That'sit. We don't know any more about the process except that primitive aliens are better connected to the phenomenon. The ending is completely unbelievable. All it takes is for the hero to show up and all is well. No one in any position of power or economic might anywhere in the world puts his personal interests above healing nature. A single glance at the Koch brothers will reveal how unbelievable that is.

I dunno. I think the guy has potential but this was not a good exemplar. It is tightly plotted and characterizations are sometimes good, sometimes not. But there is so much missing that it is a really unsatisfying read. There's rather a lot of religion involved so if that annoys you in SF, probably steer clear.

There are several short stories attached to the end, set in the same universe, but I didn't bother with them.
Questanthr
This book's main character is Ralph Mirren, a former Engineman. This means he used his mind to push spaceships to their destination by being plugged in (a la Matrix) to the nada-continuum or null space. Enginemen and women have been replaced with interfaces, huge portals that can transport across the universe much faster. The enginemen became obsolete and they are suffering, not only because of the loss of their livelihood, but the addictive euphoria of being connected to the nada-continuum. As the story begins, Mirren is surviving day to day, but has never overcome the loss of the nada-continuum. He receives an opportunity to push again and he takes it. The first half of this book was first-rate. There are other characters depicted as well. Their individual stories add to the plot and finally all characters are brought together in a satisfying way. I loved the descriptions of Paris and the effects of the interfaces on the city. However, the religious philosophy was kind of cliche and irritating, especially because there is big contradiction in the religious belief and the story. About halfway through the book, it really started to drag. I had to force myself to keep reading. I would still mildly recommend this book because of the first half.

Related to Engineman

Download DNA Pioneer: James Watson and the Double Helix fb2, epub

DNA Pioneer: James Watson and the Double Helix fb2 epub

Author: Joyce Baldwin
Category: Technology
ISBN: 0802782981
Download Parallel Universe, An Interactive Time Adventure fb2, epub

Parallel Universe, An Interactive Time Adventure fb2 epub

Author: Nicola Baxter
ISBN: 0590123823
Download The Secret of the Lost Necklace (Three great adventure stories) (Adventure Omnibuses) fb2, epub

The Secret of the Lost Necklace (Three great adventure stories) (Adventure Omnibuses) fb2 epub

Author: Val Biro,Enid Blyton
Category: Literature & Fiction
ISBN: 1841355879
Download Great Stories of the Sea and Ships fb2, epub

Great Stories of the Sea and Ships fb2 epub

Author: N. C. Wyeth
Category: Action & Adventure
ISBN: 0679507736
Download Probability: A Noncalculus Introduction (Helix Books) fb2, epub

Probability: A Noncalculus Introduction (Helix Books) fb2 epub

Author: John T. Baskin
Category: Mathematics
ISBN: 0822603977
Download Those in Peril fb2, epub

Those in Peril fb2 epub

Author: Mr. Stephen Garrett Hunt
Category: Military
ISBN: 0978951603
Download Double Helix (Scribner Classics) fb2, epub

Double Helix (Scribner Classics) fb2 epub

Author: James D. Watson
Category: Biological Sciences
ISBN: 0684852799
Download The Universe and Other Stories fb2, epub

The Universe and Other Stories fb2 epub

Author: Christian-Eric Falardeau
Category: Short Stories & Anthologies
ISBN: 1553697324
Download How to Create Action, Fantasy and Adventure Comics fb2, epub

How to Create Action, Fantasy and Adventure Comics fb2 epub

Author: Tom Alvarez
Category: How To Create Comics & Manga
ISBN: 1581802447