The Voyage of the Sable Keech

The Voyage of the Sable Keech By Neal Asher, The Voyage of the Sable Keech Sable Keech is a walking dead man and the only one to have been resurrected by nanochanger Did he succeed because he was infected by the Spatterjay virus or because he came late to resurrection in a
  • Title: The Voyage of the Sable Keech
  • Author: Neal Asher
  • ISBN: 9780330411608
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Voyage of the Sable Keech By Neal Asher, Sable Keech is a walking dead man, and the only one to have been resurrected by nanochanger Did he succeed because he was infected by the Spatterjay virus, or because he came late to resurrection in a tank of seawater An ancient hive mind, almost incomprehensible to the human race, has sent an agent to this uncertain world.
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    1. Neal Asher

      I ve been an engineer, barman, skip lorry driver, coalman, boat window manufacturer, contract grass cutter and builder Now I write science fiction books, and am slowly getting over the feeling that someone is going to find me out, and can call myself a writer without wincing and ducking my head As professions go, I prefer this one I don t have to clock in, change my clothes after work, nor scrub sensitive parts of my body with detergent I think I ll hang around.Source blogger profile 139339

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    1. Oooh boy, where to start Having loved the HECK out of The Skinner, I think my expectations for Voyage may have been a bit too high Let s see.The GoodWe re back on Spatterjay with its tremendous fauna, whose cast includes a 20 metre tall whelk with eyes the size of dinner plates Whoa Plus, of course, attendant leeches and the rest of Hooper s carnivorous food chain Also, hooders HOODERS Awesome.The BadWhile in The Skinner, we were introduced to said food chain via a story unfolding alongside the [...]

    2. I gave it four stars not because it s brilliant, but because it s pure Asher The followup to The Skinner It s the same story Not really, but sorta There are almost all the same major players as last time, strange sea creatures, drones, Prador, etc, etc, etc A bunch of stuff is happening and everyone has a hidden agenda As the story unfolds all those agendas are revealed as all events and actions merge to become a great climax Sounds pretty normal for an Asher book huh Reads like a movie huh Yup [...]

    3. The second book set on the world of Spatterjay The setting manages to combine old style pirates with far future tech and an incredibly dangerous ecology Asher s writing style is a joy to read and there are some great characters in here especially the AIs I also love the little snippets about what the local wildlife is doing mostly eating each other A brilliant book by a brilliant author.

    4. Meine Hassliebe mit Neal Asher setzt sich fort Nach dem originellen Cowl war ich gespannt auf die Fortsetzung zu Skinner, die eine R ckkehr nach Spatterjay bedeutet Worum geht s Reifikationen sind Menschen, die gestorben sind und durch Ger te k nstlich am Leben gehalten werden Totes Gewebe bleibt tot, aber der Zerfallungsprozess des restlichen K rpers wird gestoppt Normale Menschen betrachten sie mit Abscheu, weil sie keine echten, lebendigen Menschen mehr sind Sable Keech war der erste, der dur [...]

    5. 3 Stars Neal Asher is one of my favorite authors and Skinner book one of the Spatterjay series was fantastic The Voyage of the Sable Keech, book two was simply just OK Where book one was an original piece of a science fiction horror creature feature, this one is simply just I really would have thought that I would enjoy this one as all the cool creatures, characters, and The Captains are back for another adventure Instead, The Voyage of the Sable Keech just feels long It is crazy that a book w [...]

    6. Good fun I just finished a Greg Egan novel and I needed something lighter Not that this is fluff Asher has built an intriguing and complex set, filled it with interesting and complex characters, started them going in mostly credible ways, and figured out some plot complications to nudge the plot along He may have overdone it a little with the enormous cast of nasty creatures, but I ll credit him for a lot of work in figuring out how they must all interact The Old Captains are a great idea Sniper [...]

    7. 2.5 starsWhile it had some interesting scenes and, like always, war drones and Old Captains rock, The Voyage of the Sable Keech was mainly mind blowingly boring Yes, that is right It is certainly one of the weaker books in the series It was as if Asher was so fascinated with Spatterjay world, which he caught so well in the previous book, that he couldn t let it go When the big part of the book revolves around murderous fish, the main antagonist is a boring, mustache twirling villain and one of t [...]

    8. Further awesomeness from Asher Continues with the adventures of our friends from the Skinner, and adds some good plot twists Plus a hooder, and a really big whelk Slightly insane characters and hive minds also come in for a share of the action, and our favorite war drone takes delivery of a new body Loved it

    9. Such an amazing imagination how do you create an entire universe and all the life forms that evolve in it Great story and interesting characters and a great blurring of the lines between alive and not quite The Hive mind didn t quite impress me, but otherwise this series is highly recommended along with pretty much anything Mr Asher writes.

    10. Not quite as kinetic, horrific, and high paced as the first book in the series, but good enough to have me buying the third in the series by the time I was half way through it.Plenty of wince inducing brutality, coated in grim humour, set in one of the most voraciously aggressive ecosystems I ve read of When I finish the third book I m confident I ll move on to of Asher s work.

    11. Neal Asher s The Voyage of Sable Keech 2006 is the 12th novel in his Polity Universe series and the 2nd in his Spatterjay sub series Even though the book reads very much like the other books in the Polity series, I do have a couple of issues that are probably related to book time vs author time In Dark Intelligence, Asher brings up a relationship between Hooders and Jain technology that should have affected some behavior in this book Dark Intelligence, though situated 3 books before this one in [...]

    12. While not nearly as good as The Skinner, still a good book, and a deeper look into the world of Spatterjay Most rewarding are the unorthodox characters of an abandoned Prador, and probably the best character in the book a giant whelk sea monster The passages about the whelk are always interesting following its inner battles between instinctual impulses vs rapid consciousness brought on by the need to learn and seek revenge One particular sequence would have Japanese tentacle fans squealing with [...]

    13. Disclaimer I haven t finished the book.This book is the sequel to The Skinner, which I really enjoyed And it has all the same cool stuff as the first book sailing ships, a virus that renders people practically immortal, a planet full of lethal wildlife, reanimated dead people, and so forth The problem is, I got than a third of the way through this rather thick paperback and there doesn t seem to be anything new yet It s the same world and mostly the same characters with a few new faces, and a d [...]

    14. I loved The Skinner, but this follow up did not deliver for me I found the plot disjointed, there was no character I could even vaguely identify with, and the fascinating snippets on the local fauna and flora that informed and guided me through the plot in The Skinner seem formulaic and gratuitous here I am a seasoned Sci fi reader, but my suspense of disbelief was rather stretched in this volume Maybe this is because I have formal training in Zoology and animal genetics that whole rapid ontogen [...]

    15. Great book, much improved from the first one The italicized parts are much better than in the previous book, they are now purely details regarding the different native lifeforms on Spatterjay There is also fewer descriptions of the captains fishing, something that was very irritating in the first book The story itself was not that exciting, the most exciting thing being the Prador presence and the consequences of that, this is what I want to read about and I hope the 3rd book explains it.

    16. A whopping big fish story in a Sci fi setting A page turner.The narrative is a little loose with a sizable list of characters that make for a fun read I ll have to leave it at that, my Kindle has kicked me back to the book 3 times while I ve been typing this review

    17. While not quite as good as The Skinner, it does have its predecessor s sense of relentless forward momentum Brass Man and The Technician are definitely Asher s best works but the planet of Spatterjay is by far his best creation It makes the rest of his Polity universe look tame in comparison.

    18. This second in the series was way too scattered perhaps spattered it was just trying too hard and consequently, the story is all over the place It should have been focused Too many characters, critters, unbelievable scenarios, too many interactions It was a headache at times.

    19. Nice book Was glad to return on Spatterjay and read about it.Neal Asher made great work at describing fauna.

    20. Published 2006 Sequel to The Skinner and another rousing complicated adventure from Asher When he s on a roll he s great.

    21. Neal Asher writes about a post singularity society driven by AI spanning a galactic empire He sees no reason why that shouldn t involve zombies, pirate captains and, for some reason, a giant squid The stuff from the giant squid s perspective was definitely the highlight

    22. Crossposted from linguisticturn.wordpress 2Neal Asher s The Voyage of the Sable Keech raises an important question how many extremely graphic episodes of giant whelk rape is too many As the book conclusively demonstrates, the answer is even one.But, asks Asher pursuing this intriguing line of thought is it perhaps acceptable to recount a rapacious male whelk extruding the long, tubular, glassy corkscrew of his penis and using it to grop e around between her organs while the female uses her four [...]

    23. Neal Asher now has a fairly long catalogue of science fiction thrillers to his name They are not attempts to examine political or social or philosophical questions or to investigate the human condition They are entertainments This is neither the best nor the worst of them.Asher takes us back to the wet and violent world of Spatterjay, first encountered in Skinner, where a virus with astonishing properties infects every type of animal and confers on them longevity and the ability to survive extre [...]

    24. The Voyage of the Sable Keech is the sequel to Neal Asher s acclaimed Skinner, set again on the Line planet Spatterjay a world of many monsters, some of them human So pull up a stool, matey, pour a mug of seacane rum, and listen to salty tales of titanic man eating whelks, leeches the size of sperm whales, swarms of vicious rhinoworms, glisters and heirodonts.Spatterjay is a hellhole, in the fine old SFnal tradition of Harry Harrison s Deathworld, where life is hard, men are harder, and predato [...]

    25. I do not want to do this with my favourite author, but I have too with giving this one star It is disjointed, with too many plot threads and too many characters Some plot threads are simply boring, and what could be an interesting slice of life point of view are just dimply people on a boat slowly going nowhere and ultimately achieving nothing One character in the first book who is a major player and has an awesome backstory is relegated to being chased by a giant whelk No joke.One or two charac [...]

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