- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books (October 25, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765383551
- ISBN-13: 978-0765383556
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 243.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Faller: A novel Hardcover – October 25, 2016
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“Faller is exciting, refreshing, original as it can be, and action packed . . . It cannot be recommended enough.” ―New York Journal of Books
“An apocalyptic book that is completely refreshing.” –Portland Book Review
“Whatever old classics may or may not have influenced McIntosh, the novel he produced is utterly state-of-the-art SF, with bold new ideas, old-school action, and characters whom you will root wholeheartedly for. Prepare to fall from great heights into unknown territory.” ―Locus
“A strong, strange adventure.” ―RT Book Reviews, starred review
“McIntosh has created an exciting and engaging sf thriller.” –Booklist
“Fun and engaging.” ―Bibliosanctum
“McIntosh is a writer of impressive skill.” ―The Speculative Herald
“Faller is mind-bending, futuristic science fiction that contains elements of mystery, intrigue, romance, world war, biological warfare and high-tech science, along with likable characters who often make decisions based on gut feelings rather than logic.” ―Shelf Awareness
“The book carries you along smoothly and fluidly, keeping you engaged in the characters both past and present and heavily invested in what happens with them. Making Faller an easy book to recommend.” ―Fantasy Literature
“A novel I won’t forget quickly . . . Reminiscent of Gene Wolfe.” ―Far Beyond Reality
About the Author
WILL MCINTOSH is a Hugo and Nebula award-winner for his short story "Bridesicle." He has a PhD in social psychology and has authored several novels including Defenders and Love Minus Eighty.
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In the end I found myself hoping for this novel to be over, but more so that I could move onto the next book in my queue than any real love for the book itself.
The protagonist is a scientist who is trying to stop a world war, but, as is often the case in science fiction, things go terribly wrong. Let's just say that he hurried the project along too fast and things took a wild, unexpected turn for the worse. The villain and his cronies had implemented a plan that would leave them in charge of the world, and our hero had to launch his invention prematurely to try to stop them.
The world building was extraordinary. I was able to easily visualize even the most unusual of settings. The characters were all unique and multifaceted and, even though there were lots of identical people involved, it was always clear to me what was going on. Given this plot, that was quite a feat.
I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a fun, intriguing sci-fi page-turner.
Note: I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
A man wakes up on an island, floating in the sky. He and everyone around him are unable to remember even the most basic things about themselves. Their names, their family, their friends, or even how this happened is all a mystery to them. In his pocket, the man called Faller finds three items: a photo of himself with a lovely woman, a scrawled picture drawn in blood, and a child’s parachute soldier toy.
From there things get better and better. How did he end up there? Why does he have no memory? What do the items mean? I can’t even start to hint at the reasons because I would be sorry to let the cat out of the bag. This is an excellent book, full of twists and turns and adventure. It also has some very interesting things to say about the society we live in today. It touches on our struggle with finding clean energy sources and international conflicts over resources. It also reflects on the ethics surrounding biochemical weapons and human bio-engineering.
Don’t let the big words scare you. I’m often reluctant to start sci-fi books because I am not confident in my science skills. I am worried that my eyes will start to glaze over and roll into the back of my head while I’m reading a passage about really technical information. It couldn’t happen? It feels like it totally could! Mr. McIntosh does an excellent job of presenting complicated issues in a way that is easy to grasp.
It is a precarious book. It has a sense of danger. Please pick it up. You won’t be sorry. As for me, it is time to start looking into some of his older novels. It’s exciting when you find a new author to follow.
Song for this book: I Am Chemistry – Yeasayer
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley.
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