Mysterious aliens...ruthless terrorists...androids with attitude...genetic manipulation...punch-ups with lasers...giant spaceships...what more do you want? A collection by the author of Gridlinked, The Skinner, In the Line of Polity, Cowl, Brass Man, and The Voyage of the Sable Keech.
"Asher will definitely appeal to connoisseurs of sophisticated adventure-oriented science fiction." (
"Readers with a taste for dense, high-concept science fiction will find much to admire in Neal Asher." ( The Washington Post)
We've sent an email with your order details. Order ID #:
To access this title, visit your library in the app or on the desktop website.
Fantastic Sci-Fi Storytelling, need more of this !
Old school, humorous, engaging.
Its a tricky one, I think I would be drawn towards sci-fi/fantasy books I read as a child/teenager, Asher walks the line between both. The first story was quite stark and reminded me of Alien the movie (not a bad thing). After that it cheered up a bit, and amongst other things, for me it actually conjours up images and experiences of playing borderlands and fallout 3 PS3/Xbox games, in that the storytelling at times is tongue in cheek and pokes fun at conventions. It also has the classic god-like space traveller appearing throughout its stories, leaving me wanting to read more of these books to learn more about his origins.
Generally alright, the best thing I can say is his voices never got in the way of the story, which probably means actually he did a pretty good job.
Difficult to answer because its a collection of shorter stories. but I'll try :0The Universe, Re-Engineered
Yes, I listen to my audiobooks on the move either on foot or in the car, and often am not able to eperate my generic audio playing device. This means I need clear audio breaks to signify the ending of a story and the start of the next. There were times listening to this when i was thrown with the abrupt conclusion of a story wandering into the start of the next which is why I scored the performance down (so not a reflection of the reader per se). A real shame as otherwise I probably would have scored this a 5.