UNLIMITED AUDIOBOOK Û Faller - by Will McIntosh #2020


  • Title: Faller
  • Author: Will McIntosh
  • ISBN: 9780765383556
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Faller By Will McIntosh Day OneNo one can remember anything who they are, family and friends, or even how to read Reality has fragmented and Earth consists of an islands of rock floating in an endless sky Food, water, electricity gone, except for what people can find, and they can t find much.Faller s pockets contain tantalizing clues a photo of himself and a woman he can t remember, a toy sDay OneNo one can remember anything who they are, family and friends, or even how to read Reality has fragmented and Earth consists of an islands of rock floating in an endless sky Food, water, electricity gone, except for what people can find, and they can t find much.Faller s pockets contain tantalizing clues a photo of himself and a woman he can t remember, a toy solider with a parachute, and a mysterious map drawn in blood With only these materials as a guide, he makes a leap of faith from the edge of the world to find the woman and set things right.He encounters other floating islands, impossible replicas of himself and others, and learns that one man hates him enough to take revenge for actions Faller can t even remember.
    Will McIntosh
    Will McIntosh is a Hugo Award winning science fiction author, as well as a finalist for eleven other awards His alien invasion novel Defenders was optioned by Warner Brothers for a feature film, while Love Minus Eighty, was named the best SF novel of 2013 by the American Library Association Coming in 2016 are his first young adult novel, Burning Midnight Penguin Random House , about a pair of teens hunting for mysterious colored spheres that give people enhanced abilities, and the wild SF adventure Faller from Tor Books.Along with four novels that have been translated into five languages, Will has published dozens of short stories in magazines such as Asimov s Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction, and Interzone His stories are often reprinted in different Year s Best anthologies Will was a psychology professor before turning to writing full time, and still occasionally teaches a class at The College of William and Mary He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, and is the father of twins You can follow him on Twitter willmcintoshSF.

    Faller By Will McIntosh

    Commentaires:

    Bradley
    This was amazing I m quickly revising my growing list of books that should be nominated for next year s Hugo, and this one certainly fits the bill The ideas are really awesome Two big ones, slamming against each other in a truly horrific and out there way, and all the while, our MC, Faller, falls through the skies on his quest The book has a parallel structure to it The present mess and the past slowing catching up to where the present mess began Revealing the events that made a world that has b [...]

    abby
    A man wakes up in the middle of a street He has no idea who he is, where he is, or what has happened to him He s on a strange island that looks like a slice of urban jungle floating in the air There are other people on the island with him, but none of them remember anything, either The landscape is dotted with strange machines that no one remembers how to operate Food only comes from cans found in abandoned homes and apartments and it won t last forever This is Day One And it s brutal The strong [...]

    Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
    I am at a loss for words I like it I really like it.Everything starts on Day One when people cannot remember who they are or what happened to the world And the world is not what it s supposed to be The world is small, circular and there are clouds all around it This is the place Clue wakes up to He has no idea who he is, only that he has a picture, a map, and a small toy in his pocket Then Clue becomes Faller as he starts falling from one world to another He discovers the woman in his picture, o [...]

    Mogsy (MMOGC)
    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2016 10 25 What a strange, strange book But in a good way Incidentally, that s what I always think after finishing one of Will McIntosh s novels I m a huge fan of the author, precisely because his ideas are always so unique and original and yes, they can sometimes be off the wall as well Faller probably isn t his best work the writing wasn t as tight and the story s many parts were a little incongruous, but that could be due to the book s subject m [...]

    Althea Ann
    Faller gives us two alternating narratives In the first, a man comes to in the midst of a crowd Everyone present seems to have lost their memory They don t know who they are how or if they are connected to the people around them The objects they see seem vaguely familiar, but they re not sure exactly how to use them Their world is something that the reader recognizes as a few city blocks, seemingly ripped from their proper place and floating like an island in space But a few city blocks is lacki [...]

    Suzanne
    Thank you to Tor Books and Netgalley for providing a copy of this book for review purposes In the year of Dark Matter hype, it s understandable that the beginning of Faller feels somewhat but not overly familiar A man comes to in the middle of a street, and literally everything is a mystery He has no idea who he is, where he is, what has occurred, and these are just the first few of the questions that keep on coming at full speed In a world that resembles our own but is very different in several [...]

    Ruiner
    The book is aptly titled as it felt like you re free falling through the pages of this non stop action, adventure, sci fi, fantasy, mystery It was an easily devoured book that moved at a fast pace, always guessing and always wanting to turn the page to see what happens next The book opens with everyone waking up without any memory at all They can t read, they don t know who they are, where they are, nothing They can speak, they can even recall what things are called but not how to use them There [...]

    Lilyn G. (Scifi and Scary)
    Will McIntosh s Faller had an extraordinary concept, but unfortunately never managed to click with me While I appreciated the thought that went into it, and absolutely loved some of the scenes like that initial fall , I just couldn t connect with the characters or immerse myself in the story.This inability to connect immerse meant that I had a ton of trouble keeping the characters straight and remembering who was in the before matching up to who was in the after The disjointed writing, whilst ad [...]

    Diana
    I began this book loving it there is what will be called day one , in which people found themselves hacing forgotten everything, even their names Our main character, auto named Faller, finds in his pocket a pic of himself with a red haired woman, a toy soldier with a parachute and some kind of a map drawn with his own blood.Soon, Faller discovers using a parachute he can float from the edge of the world to another one under it Looks like Earth has been fragmented and memories erased oh and also [...]

    Bandit
    Is there a way to say that the book had too much going on without coming across as a mentally inferior reader I m not, really not, but this book had too much going on, it overwhelmed at times Although in all fairness if that s the main complaint about a book, that s a pretty good book And so it was, a pretty good book, original, imaginative, well writtend positively crammed with different worlds, clones, singularities, apocalypses and action I m relatively new to science fiction and this one def [...]

    Stefan
    At the start of Faller, the new SF novel by Will McIntosh, a man regains consciousness lying on a city street He doesn t remember his name, the name of the city, or how he got there In fact, his mind is almost completely blank, just like all the mcintosh fallerother people who are waking up in complete confusion around him What s even stranger, the world appears to end a few city blocks from where the man woke up Rather than streets and buildings, there s just a chasm looking out over empty sky [...]

    Hollowspine
    I love this author No matter what McIntosh always impresses me In my opinion he is one of the most forward thinking and interesting writers in contemporary Science Fiction Every book is not only entertaining and well written, but the story is peopled by characters who work against stereotypes and are believable and relatable and the worlds and plots he creates speak to current events, social and environmental issues and what it means to be human.This book takes place in a very recognizable futur [...]

    Liz
    Listen This was a fast read, intriguing, not difficult in terms of language and sentence structure, but GOOD GOD several hundred 700 in particular joules of energy on 250 mL of water raises the temperature by 0.8 degrees Celsius so it s NOT GONNA KILL ANYONE In case you re not science minded, this is like, real real easy to look up yourself Like Wtf dude Lots of bad bad science I could suspend my disbelief for a bit but like sorry nobody is going to win a Nobel prize for research they JUST compl [...]

    Caitlin Webb
    A book that should have been a lot better than it was I was excited to find this in the book shop and was immediately intrigued The plot sounded so interesting and I couldn t wait to get to the bottom of the mystery Only it turns out I could wait While the plot was interesting, it dragged on to the point where I began to lose interest It was slow moving and it felt empty somehow I didn t feel any connection to any of the characters They felt hollow in most cases, boring in others or just plain u [...]

    Belinda Lewis
    Very cool sci fi I struggled with the one parallel storyline at first because it felt pretty real world and for me that equals dull But the stories weave together masterfully and form something original that sticks with you.

    Miriam
    A month later I still felt unmotivated to finish this book, so I asked a friend to spoiler me and then sent it back to the library.

    Jason Pettus
    Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally Although it s certainly a valid trick that can occasionally be put to very good use Memento comes to mind, for example , genre authors need to be very careful when when deploying the selective amnesia trope within their fantastical stories because when done wrong, you get something like Will McIntosh s disappointing [...]

    David
    I really liked this one The concept is extraordinary The main character wakes up on a chunk of New York City that just stops at the edges, as if the rest of the world has just fallen away He has no memory of who he is or how he got there, and neither does anybody else As far as he knows, these few city blocks is the whole world At first everyone is healthy and well fed, though confused Of course, the food can t lastThat story is interleaved, chapter by chapter, with another story with a unique a [...]

    The Captain
    Ahoy there me mateys I received this sci fi thriller eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review So here be me honest musings .I have loved this author s work ever since I read love minus eighty and have gobbled up all of his novels but one.Side note Get me hands on soft apocalypse So I was thrilled to read this one It was extremely fun The story is set in a post apocalyptic world where people wake up on Day One with no memories of who they are or even where they are Terrifying concept [...]

    Courtney Nicole
    3.4An interesting book with a neat concept, I only wish it had had umpf to it I don t know which part seemed to have lacked for me because I did like the book Maybe it was a lack of delving into the science aspect or the action moments or character developments These points weren t done badly, I think it s just that I would ve liked to have seen some part made to be the main focus point for the story I will say however, that the book felt solid in the author had an idea, molded it over and made [...]

    Clay Kallam
    So if I m reading pure fantasy, especially young adult fantasy, I m willing to suspend some disbelief Even in science fiction that deals with science, I m relatively lenient but Faller Tor, 25.99, 352 pages goes way too far over the line.Will McIntosh begins with a great premise People suddenly awake with no memories and can t read They know the names of things and can talk, but they can t operate the present day machinery that s still around them, and they re stuck on small pieces of what used [...]

    Donna
    Two parallel stories amnesiac man falls off the edge of a shattered piece of the world and physicist races to harness a singularity for unlimited power gradually intertwine.Good thing Faller the character was great I liked gradually exploring worlds through his confused and searching eyes.Bad thing It took me almost 100 pages to get into this story There were way too many coincidences lucky happenstances in the plot.I liked most of the ideas in this book and the struggles of one of the main char [...]

    Katie_la_geek
    Faller is not a bad book it was just not a book for me It is original and contains some great writing but in the end it was just a little slow for me I can t really put my finger on what it was that I didn t get on with but Faller left me a little cold.

    Alex
    Full disclosure, I received an egalley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review Faller is an interesting novel The premise is fairly unique A group of people wake up with their memories blank in a world which has clearly faced some sort of catastrophe The city in which they find themselves ends abruptly, surrounded by nothing but clear blue sky for as far as the eye can see above, below, and all around The novel follows several of these people as they try to figure out [...]

    Crystal
    Disclaimer I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an un biased review.What a surprise this book was I was initially attracted by the cover, but I knew nothing about the author Shame on me Mr McIntosh is a celebrated author of many science fiction books and a Hugo Award winner In my ignorance I almost passed this book up when I found it on Netgalley, as I said the picture and the premise drew me in.A man wakes up on an island, floating in the sky He and everyone around him are u [...]

    Samara Rowling
    This is going to be a tough review to write That s not to say that Will McIntosh s latest novel failed to live up to my expectations in fact, it was easily one of the most enjoyable reading experiences I ve had all year but that so much of the book s genius relies on knowing as little as possible going into it.The premise itself is strange and unique a man with no memory, known only as Faller, parachutes off the edge of the world in search of a woman he believes holds the key to his identity Alt [...]

    Jonathan
    Will McIntosh never disappoints This is definitely a fun page turner There s nothing wrong with it and the premise is fun and interesting but, for me, it is missing something critical or interesting that makes me want to rave about it to everyone I meet.

    Janet
    Wow Great book I loved this If you like science fiction, you will love this book Andif you think you don t like science fiction, this may be the book to change your mind This book was described as a science fiction thriller and that is a perfect description The world building was astonishing and the plot riveting I couldn t put it down 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 hu [...]

    Andrea
    Excellent Some fabulous ideas very well executed.Tudor you are going to enjoy this Hugo nomination

    Jonah
    I liked this one Really original concept looking at the world after an apocalyptic set of events where the nature of reality has been drastically altered, and via a parallel storyline piecing together how things became so very, very messed up Nicely done.

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