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Judgement [Reading] ➹ Judgement Author Fergus Bannon – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk It started with a few isolated incidents a mob shootout in Las Vegas, a firefight in the Central American jungles one apparently unconnected event after the other, hinting at a worldwide conspiracy of It started with a few isolated incidents a mob shootout in Las Vegas, a firefight in the Central American jungles one apparently unconnected event after the other, hinting at a worldwide conspiracy of unprecedented proportions But before long CIA computer expert Bob Leith realises it s something much than mere globalised terrorism, something literally not of this world His understanding of the nature of reality, and of what it means to be human, will be challenged to the very core in a dazzling novel of intrigue, physics and espionage Fergus Bannon, when not performing neurosurgical interventions with the aid of a hacksaw, dowsing rod and amphetamine soaked surgical mask, has been known to write for publications such as Interzone, Territories, West Coast Magazine and Shipbuilding Now with an introduction by Hal Duncan Published by Brain In A Jar Book braininajarbookswordpress EXCERPT De Meer was staring unblinking at some point very far away She hadn t moved since they d entered the apartment Is she dead The woman put one hand to the neck, feeling for the carotid pulse Cold as ice Must have been dead for hours She withdrew her hand, coming out of her crouch and swivelling round in one smooth movement to aim her gun at Durrell Time for some answers, she said gravely Not him, the other man flicked his gun at Leith Him Why He doesn t fit I don t think he s even seen a wet job before, never mind done one He s shit scared and it shows Not like Boulder Dam over there, he said, indicating Durrell with a nod of his head She aimed the gun at Durrell s chest but looked across at Leith Start talking or I blow your friend away De Meer moved Her head tilted to one side, then her neck turned slowly, or so it seemed at first Then Leith saw that the whole right side of her face was peeling off and separating The smooth skin was revealed as some kind of tightly woven fabric He twitched in shock as her eye and cheek exploded silently out into hand sized puffballs The gossamer spheres boiled out as they swept across the side of her head, growing at the expense of scalp and hair, revealing a matt black space beneath Sweeping into view from the other side came another puffball, a second planet orbiting the ravaged face Ice coursed through his body as he saw that each coned down into coarse threads of flesh being stripped from her unwinding face The threads split into finer and finer filaments, which sustained the blossoming puffballs It was like two tornados circling round and round, unravelling the woman s head Then de Meer s head was gone and her torso started to disappear fast, the puffballs spinning faster and faster, making the air in the room turbulent, and causing the candle flames to flicker Only the legs were left now and the puffballs were each a meter across They were spinning so fast that he could no longer focus on them Just as the shoes and feet were consumed he saw that the two threads were joined Then the puffballs flew apart, exploding out in a lightning fast unfolding until one huge square of material blanked out half the room Leith just had time to see the surface alive with myriad waving cilia, then the square was gone The room seemed suddenly empty.


10 thoughts on “Judgement

  1. Neil Neil says:

    An enthralling story that begins in gripping thriller mode and then takes you into the realms of the sort of science fiction that makes you pause with astonishment An electrifying debut novel.


  2. dr douglas small dr douglas small says:

    Imaginative eco spy tech thrillerFergus Bannon slowly creates a narrative piece by incremental piece that eventually make believable, a hypothesis one would never have bought on page one.Very fertile imagination.


  3. Nick Lloyd Nick Lloyd says:

    Great characters Good pace Very interesting concepts.Sure, I only gave it 3 Stars but it is definitely worth a read.Plotting Flow ActionI actually loved the first half, but didn t connect so well with the second half.Minor Grumbles none related to plot characters story I imagine that the author has a gritty real world experience of life, but for me the graphic violence was unnecessarily gory This is, after all, a fairly cerebral philosophical look at life with a nice dose of science I Great characters Good pace Very interesting concepts.Sure, I only gave it 3 Stars but it is definitely worth a read.Plotting Flow ActionI actually loved the first half, but didn t connect so well with the second half.Minor Grumbles none related to plot characters story I imagine that the author has a gritty real world experience of life, but for me the graphic violence was unnecessarily gory This is, after all, a fairly cerebral philosophical look at life with a nice dose of science I probably understand that the author was underlining the horror of the attacks it felt too much and onething maybe I m a prude but the sex scene at around 20% through the book really a Thought Provoking SciFi Thriller that suddenly veers into protrusions rigidity it felt very out of place.hey ho that s just meas I said read it it s a good book


  4. Michelle Michelle says:

    I finally finished the book it took much longer than it should have kept falling asleep after one page In some ways the pacing and narrative style really created 3 different books in one, and not necessarily done well Either way it was incredibly derivative Star Trek, Dune, generic thriller, etc though I did somewhat enjoy the judgement punishment aspect I hate to give a negative review, but I wouldn t rush to put this at the top your to read list, just get to it when you can I suspe I finally finished the book it took much longer than it should have kept falling asleep after one page In some ways the pacing and narrative style really created 3 different books in one, and not necessarily done well Either way it was incredibly derivative Star Trek, Dune, generic thriller, etc though I did somewhat enjoy the judgement punishment aspect I hate to give a negative review, but I wouldn t rush to put this at the top your to read list, just get to it when you can I suspect many of you picked this up, as I did, from bn oras one of their free offerings Given the price, it was readable


  5. Jeffrey Newman Jeffrey Newman says:

    Started out good but got confusing towards the end In some ways,it got too technical or too intellectual at then,so than it was during the first half of the story.


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