Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. The peoples' stories are wonderful as they grapple with their own dilemmas as to whether or not to receive the gift This is a book that I read not really expecting to like it so much. A relentlessly paced and absorbing tale set in the near future about three mountain climbers who must scale the face of K2 with some very odd company. The peoples' stories are wonderful as they grapple with their own dilemmas as to whether or not to receive the gifts from the Kethani. Some incorporate the Kéthani into their religious framework; others de-construct or react violently.
The premise has promise, but the resulting novel is disjoint, repetitive, and lackluster. I enjoyed Kethani but it is really a book of short stories not a novel. Spine still tight, in very good condition. To say any more would give the story away and spoil it. Who really are the Kethani? Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. I did enjoy this book quite a bit, but the characters were at times two dimensional, and the social extremes between the characters felt highly specific and generic, especially contrasted with the diversity in modern society.
Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. But do the Kethani have a hidden agenda and will the human race choose to evolve or turn in on itself in the face of this momentous revelation? Humans with their complex and innate capacity for religion are disturbed by this interruption and thereby have to re-boot. Unfortunetly, it never amounted to much. What they become, and their link to the novelist of the future, is the subject of Eric Brown's most ambitious novel to date.
He has been nominated for the British Science Fiction Award five times, winning it twice for his short stories in 2000 and 2002. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! In the case of Kethani, however, I'm very close to doing that. The average income tax rate is 96. Specifically First you have to understand that I almost never stop reading a book in the middle, no matter how much they suck. Finishing this book, I felt like I had consumed appetizers and got a glimpse at the main entree, but never got a chance to sample it. This is not a book about intergalactic conspiracies and governments trying to find a way to save the planet, no. I found my thoughts going back to mull over some of the characters dilemmas and choices even after I'd finished Kéthani.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Through The Eyes Of Eternal Life, Humanity Is Examined Aliens arrive, offering eternal life to all who want it, would you accept, it seems an obvious answer but this novel shows the real value of human life and the reasons a group of friends have to say yes or no, a very personal novel which is the strongest I have read from Eric Brown, he shows his experience in the field here and shows what it may be like if humanity was offered this great or cursed gift, thought provoking and well-crafted nove Through The Eyes Of Eternal Life, Humanity Is Examined Aliens arrive, offering eternal life to all who want it, would you accept, it seems an obvious answer but this novel shows the real value of human life and the reasons a group of friends have to say yes or no, a very personal novel which is the strongest I have read from Eric Brown, he shows his experience in the field here and shows what it may be like if humanity was offered this great or cursed gift, thought provoking and well-crafted novel which only lacks a little something to make it a 5 star. After reading Mark's reviews of Eric Brown's books over at , I really wanted to try his books and having read Cara's review of Kéthani over at , that seemed a good place to start. I am also in the executive team of and. It starts off in the real and is grounded there, yet takes you off and away, following the central premise to the novel. And if Kéthani is anything to go by, I think I need to read more of Brown's books.
Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Upon their deaths, people with Kéthani implants are resurrected on the aliens' home world with improved bodies and minds and given the choice of returning home or spreading the Kéthani gospel throughout the galaxy. Pages and cover are clean and intact. About this Item: Solaris, 2008. About this Item: Solaris, 2008. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Night Vale.
From United Kingdom to U. At the end the story just fizzles out to nothing. Still, if I come across another Eric Brown book, I'm likely to pick it up and read it! This may be the fact that this book is a string of short stories only cohesed by the interludes. I was unable to finish it. MacLeod Ken MacLeod Paul J.
Brown has chosen a clever form with which to explore immortality in all its aspects while introducing the reader to vividly-drawn characters along the way. From United Kingdom to U. Kethani tells the stories of a mixed group of people and their lives and experiences with an alien species that has come to Earth offering wonderful things. This book I thought was very good, and at times I could not put it down. I was, however, looking for the 'catch' the entire novel and was a little disappointed in the ending because of that. A science fiction novel without any science.