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Neal Asher

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Tekijän teokset

Gridlinked (2001) 1,624 kappaletta
The Skinner (2002) 1,017 kappaletta
The Line of Polity (2003) 860 kappaletta
Brass Man (2005) 826 kappaletta
Prador Moon (2006) 809 kappaletta
Polity Agent (2006) 653 kappaletta
Cowl (2004) 651 kappaletta
The Voyage of the Sable Keech (2006) 609 kappaletta
Line War (2008) 572 kappaletta
Shadow of the Scorpion (2008) 527 kappaletta
Hilldiggers (2007) 499 kappaletta
The Departure (2011) 442 kappaletta
Dark Intelligence (2015) 440 kappaletta
The Technician (2010) — Tekijä — 437 kappaletta
Orbus (2009) — Tekijä — 380 kappaletta
The Engineer ReConditioned (2006) 313 kappaletta
War Factory (2016) 263 kappaletta
The Gabble and Other Stories (2008) 259 kappaletta
Zero Point (2012) 253 kappaletta
The Soldier (2018) 236 kappaletta
Infinity Engine (2017) — Tekijä — 228 kappaletta
Jupiter War (2013) 201 kappaletta
Africa Zero (2006) 160 kappaletta
The Warship (2019) 140 kappaletta
The Human (2020) 117 kappaletta
Jack Four (2021) 95 kappaletta
The Parasite (1996) 60 kappaletta
Weaponized (2022) 59 kappaletta
Lockdown Tales (2020) 58 kappaletta
Snow in the Desert (2003) 31 kappaletta
War Bodies (2023) 30 kappaletta
Lockdown Tales 2 (2023) 25 kappaletta
The Engineer (1998) 22 kappaletta
Mindgames: Fool's Mate (1992) 14 kappaletta
Mason's Rats (1999) 14 kappaletta
Total Conflict (2015) 12 kappaletta
Strood 9 kappaletta
Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck (2005) 8 kappaletta
Proctors (1998) 6 kappaletta
The Gabble [short story] (2006) 6 kappaletta
Alien Archeaology (2007) 6 kappaletta
The Sea of Death (2001) 5 kappaletta
Jenny Trapdoor 5 kappaletta
Watchcrab 5 kappaletta
Adaptogenic (2002) 5 kappaletta
Black Rat 4 kappaletta
Acephalous Dreams (2005) 4 kappaletta
Tiger Tiger (2005) 4 kappaletta
The Veteran 4 kappaletta
The Owner (1998) 4 kappaletta
Memories of Earth 3 kappaletta
Fantastical 3 kappaletta
The Gurnard [short story] (1996) 3 kappaletta
Autotractor 3 kappaletta
Sucker 2 kappaletta
Owner Space 2 kappaletta
Bioship (2007) 2 kappaletta
Spatterjay (1995) 2 kappaletta
Putrefactors (1999) 2 kappaletta
Garp And Geronamid (2005) 2 kappaletta
Choudapt (2008) 2 kappaletta
Shell Game (2009) 2 kappaletta
Jable Sharks (1995) 2 kappaletta
Snairls (1995) 2 kappaletta
The Torbeast's Prison (2000) 2 kappaletta
The Thrake (1998) 2 kappaletta
Dr. Whip 1 kappale
Raising Moloch 1 kappale
Plenty 1 kappale
Bad Boy 1 kappale
Monitor Logan 1 kappale
The Relict 1 kappale
Recoper 1 kappale
Neal" 1 kappale

Associated Works

The New Space Opera 2 (2009) — Avustaja — 325 kappaletta
Year's Best SF 8 (2003) — Avustaja — 259 kappaletta
Year's Best SF 11 (2006) — Avustaja — 236 kappaletta
Year's Best SF 10 (2005) — Avustaja — 231 kappaletta
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 1 (2007) — Avustaja — 222 kappaletta
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Avustaja — 185 kappaletta
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 2 (2008) — Avustaja — 142 kappaletta
Galactic Empires (2017) — Avustaja — 121 kappaletta
Futures from Nature (2007) — Avustaja — 113 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of SF Wars (2012) — Avustaja — 102 kappaletta
Galactic Empires (2008) — Avustaja — 84 kappaletta
Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers (2019) — Avustaja — 72 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Kaiju (2016) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta
London Centric: Tales of Future London (2020) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
Subterfuge (2008) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta
Conflicts (2010) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Space Pirates (2008) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
In Space No One Can Hear You Scream (2013) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 31, No. 6 [June 2007] (2007) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
Love, Death + Robots: The Official Anthology, Volume 2+3 (2022) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Legends 3: Stories in Honour of David Gemmell (2019) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Vivisepulture (2011) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Orioni vöö. 1 (2020) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Bifrost n°38 (2005) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Strange Pleasures (2001) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Very entertaining space opera. The setting reminds me of Iain M. Banks' The Culture, but somewhat darker and less utopic. The plot is very dynamic, an action-oriented story about revenge, with antagonistic aliens, brain implants, recent interstellar wars, super-intelligent AIs and all kinds of smugglers and crime syndicates operating in a lawless zone between hostile powers.

This novel is not suited for someone who is not used to reading SF, because it takes from granted some familiarity with concepts like brain augmentation that might be confusing for readers not used to that. However, an average SF reader should have no problem following it, even with no familiarity whatsoever with previous Neal Asher novels set in the same universe (in my case, this is the first novel by this author I have read). There were some references to events that apparently have been described in other books, but nothing that could not be understood by context.

Being the first in a new trilogy, the ending closed many of the storylines but still left some open questions that will be dealt with in the following books. One of the most interesting characters is an antagonist, the rogue AI called Penny Royal, and trying to figure out its motivations provides a lot of the fun. In this novel, however, we only get to understand part of it, and I would have liked a bigger payoff at the end. I guess it's part of the cost of reading SF&F, most novels seem to be part of a series, made worse because in this case I broke my own rule about trying not to read series until they are finished.

To sum up, this is an action-packed story and it's fun to read. I like when we can empathize completely with at least one of the characters, but this is not really that kind of story. It can be enjoyed as a standalone, but I would feel able to judge it more fairly once I have read the whole trilogy.
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jcm790 | 14 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 26, 2024 |
I'm a little hard-pressed to decide what I can say about this novel, partly because I'm not sure what I can say about Asher's work that hasn't been said, partly because I'm not interested in giving away any spoilers. At the very baseline though, this is a view of life at the very bottom of the food chain in Asher's galactic civilization, as this time he's writing about the fate of human slaves in this reality, and it's just as nasty and gross as one can imagine; the existential opposite from "cozy." That's probably the point; that there are millions of people living shit existences in our own world, a number that is ever expanding, and rubbing that reality in, might be the thematic back story here. In the end, I liked this novel, but this is not the place to begin if you're coming fresh to Asher; the "Transformation" trilogy might be a good starting place for the total newbie.… (lisätietoja)
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Shrike58 | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 8, 2024 |
I am not (yet) well-versed in the Asher universe. I've only read one or two others and Locus reviews of a few more. The Technician makes constant reference to events in other books, especially the Prador War, but still works OK as a standalone. Space opera of the modern sort, which means big numbers tossed around freely -- intelligent (and hostile) entities that are millions of years old, space weapons capable of ripping planets and suns apart, population deaths in the thousands and millions -- and gory death and mutilation every few chapter, a penchant of Asher, Hamilton, and Barnes, and probably others. The story in this one revolves around a proctor of the Theocracy -- a willing if not particular major cog in a vicious religious government -- twenty years after the Polity and other forces toppled the govenment and a creature called the Technician chewed up most of him but didn't kill him, and left something behind. His story is interesting enough to carry the primary arc of the book, along with some revelations about where the Technician came from.

One annoying part is that scene shifts from one set of characters to another are completely unmarked by any whitespace. I don't know if this is an Asher gimmick to keep the reader off-guard or bad editing by the publisher (Night Shade Books), but I found no value in it.

Can't quite label this "recommended" -- it's just space opera with bits of horror -- but there's nothing wrong with it if that's your thing.
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ChrisRiesbeck | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 9, 2024 |
Crash, bang, wallop. In space. Big ships and narrow escapes. I need a gridlink to Neil Asher's mind to have any chance of remembering the details of who all the characters and motivations are. But the ride was fun, if confusing and inconclusive. Leading man, Agent Ian Cormac, needs a life. But maybe he's not human after all....
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breathslow | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 27, 2024 |



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