The Soldier

The Soldier

Rise of the Jain, Book One

by Neal Asher

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 20/11/2018

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"Neal Asher's books are like an adrenaline shot targeted directly for the brain."--New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi

Humanity, artificial intelligences, and monstrous aliens clash over control of deadly technology in this explosive beginning to Neal Asher's newest Polity series.

In a far corner of space, on the very borders between humanity's Polity worlds and the kingdom of the vicious crab-like prador, is an immediate threat to all sentient life: an accretion disc, a solar system designed by the long-dead Jain race and swarming with living technology powerful enough to destroy entire civilizations.

Neither the Polity or the prador want the other in full control of the disc, so they've placed an impartial third party in charge of the weapons platform guarding the technology from escaping into the galaxy: Orlandine, a part-human, part-AI haiman. She's assisted by Dragon, a mysterious, spaceship-sized alien entity who has long been suspicious of Jain technology and who suspects the disc is a trap lying-in-wait.

Meanwhile, the android Angel is planning an attack on the Polity, and is searching for a terrible weapon to carry out his plans--a Jain super-soldier. But what exactly the super-soldier is, and what it could be used for if it fell into the wrong hands, will bring Angel and Orlandine's missions to a head in a way that could forever change the balance of power in the Polity universe.

In The Soldier, British science fiction writer Neal Asher kicks off another Polity-based trilogy in signature fashion, concocting a mind-melting plot filled with far-future technology, lethal weaponry, and bizarre alien creations.

ISBN:
9781597809610
Category:
Science fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20-11-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4mm
Neal Asher

Neal Asher divides his time between Essex and Crete, mostly at a keyboard and mentally light-years away. His full-length novels are the Agent Cormac series: Gridlinked, The Line of Polity, Brass Man, Polity Agent and Line War.

The Spatterjay series: The Skinner The Voyage of the Sable Keech and Orbus. Set in the same Polity are: Hilldiggers, PradorMoon, Shadow of the Scorpion, The Technician, and also the Transformation trilogy: Dark Intelligence, War Factory and Infinity Engine.

In a dystopian future are: The Departure, Zero Point and Jupiter War, while Cowl takes us across time. The Soldier, the first book in the Rise of the Jain series, returns to the Polity.

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