Necropath (Bengal Station #1)
Science fiction meets crime noir, as Jeff Vaughan, jaded telepath, employed by the spaceport authorities on Bengal Station, discovers a sinister cult that worships a mysterious alien god. We follow Vaughan as he attempts to solve the murders and save himself from the psichopath out to kill him. This is Eric Brown's triumphant return to hard SF.
Right off the bat, in the first few pages of Necropath I came across some very nice descriptive passages that somehow seemed to encapsulate a lot of what I enjoy about Science Fiction and the sense of wonder it can evoke.
To the west, over India, constellations rose in the indigo expanse of the hot night s...more
ISBN-13: 978 1 84416 602 2
Have you ever wondered what it would really be like if we had telepathy? Unfortunately I can now recall neither the author nor the title, but a short story I read long ago dealt with that question. The lone telepath loathed all the human sewers he was forced to drink from. All the minds he met seemed nasty and dirty. He longed for another of his kind, a fellow telepath who might understand his pain and loneline...more
It's hard to put into words why I didn't like the book, but I think it might just come down to the lack of finesse in the writ...more
I am confused as to why this is.
Necropath is a good book. It is not only good, it's close to great. What keeps it from being great are a few flaws here and there, but otherwise, Necropath has al...more
As much of the novel occurs in brothels and bars, with addicts and alcoholics mutually exploiting defenseless refugees in a Dickensian cycle of debt-slaver...more
I have to say that while the main character is very cynical due to his ability [and understandably so] he is in a way very sympathetic, as well asmany of the other peripheral characte...more
I did find the pigdin of the street kids overdone, to the point of making me uncomfortable. And the cover is highly misleading. It took about a third of the book to realize that Bengal station was on Earth, not a space...more
Jeff Vaughan is a telepath working for a security company in Bengal Station, an interstellar port based near India and Thailand. A man with a dark and disturbing past, he thinks very little of his fellow humans due to his ability to r...more
When I look at the date I'm pretty sure that this was the last sf book I read and 2011 and it was a good one. I was not sure what to expect. I liked the mix of sf and crime noir a lot. This is definitely a character driven story. I did not matter for me that the story line was particularly predictable.
I look forward to read the rest of the trilogy
I liked the characters and I'm looking forward to reading the next one just to see how he develops the character of Vaughn now.
Jeff Vaughan is a telepath, one who has had his ability augmented, and now he uses it as a kind of freelance customs official, until one of his friends dies, and another is in danger, plus a weird cult has arrived...more
a decent shout out form neal asher on this book thanks for the heads up. few problems with it, firstly the characters seemed a bit cardboard-ey so it took a bit of an effort to get tot like them, apart from that, it was decent enough, going to be interesting to see where this storyline takes them
I don't usually use the full five stars, reserving that for true gems, but I loved this book, it was a tru...more
He is married to the writer and medievalist Fi...more