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Neal Asher

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I’ve been an engineer, barman, skip lorry driver, coalman, boat window manufacturer, contract grass cutter and builder. Now I write science fiction books, and am slowly getting over the feeling that someone is going to find me out, and can call myself a writer without wincing and ducking my head. As professions go, I prefer this one: I don’t have to clock-in, change my clothes after work, nor scrub sensitive parts of my body with detergent. I think I’ll hang around.

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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.97 · 28,035 ratings · 1,358 reviews · 54 distinct works · Similar authors
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Brass Man (Agent Cormac, #3)
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The Skinner (Spatterjay, #1)
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The Line Of Polity (Agent C...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 2,173 ratings — published 2003 — 16 editions
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Prador Moon  (Polity Univer...
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Polity Agent (Agent Cormac,...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,866 ratings — published 2006 — 12 editions
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Line War (Agent Cormac, #5)
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 1,821 ratings — published 2008 — 12 editions
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The Departure by Neal Asher
" Another excellent sci-fi novel from Neal Asher, the skinner is one of my favourite novels and this is not far from that. From ashers novels you are always guaranteed interesting tech ideas and unashamed violence. The chief protagonist Saul develop... " Read more of this review »
The Departure by Neal Asher
" It's quite apt that this novel is called The Departure. Not only is it a departure from Asher's Polity Universe (where all but one of his prior novels are set, the exception being Cowl), but it's a departure from the typical space opera Asher has... " Read more of this review »
Neal Asher made a comment on Books Sale
"Sure, if you go to my actual website here: http://theskinner.blogspot.co.uk/ you'll find my email below my blog on the right. "
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"'The rich' are making huge short term profits out of wind turbines which produce a pitiful amount of our power, need back up to be workable, relocatio...more "
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The Bull and the Spear by Michael Moorcock
" This book was published in 1973, my copy dates from 1976, and I acquired it from a second-hand book shop in 1979.

This is a slim book that makes my own relatively short debut seem positively bulky. I estimate it at 50-60,000 words, and given that M... " Read more of this review »
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“Satisfaction, for us, is only a brief thing. The man who acquires wealth does not reach a point where he has enough. Success for us is more like acceleration than speed. Interest cannot be maintained at a constant level.”
Neal Asher, The Skinner

“Cormac was completely aware that he was being manipulated, but how he could not see. He reckoned that when he did find out, the surprise would be a nasty one. That was how it usually went.”
Neal Asher, Gridlinked

“Harl whirled round, all his attention ... on Skulker. "What is that on your carapace?""What?" Skulker tried to peer back... A tinny voice issued from somewhere... It took Skulker a moment to recognize it as that of the human male he earlier encountered. "It's CTD gecko mine - yield of about five kilotones." Skulker's shriek terminated in a blast that peeled back four square kilometers of jungle canopy and sunk a crater down to the bedrock.”
Neal Asher, Prador Moon

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25x33 Q&A with Neal Asher — 15 members — last activity Mar 13, 2012 01:18AM
Here you can ask me questions about writing, the stuff I like to read, science and science fiction ... just about anything really. It'll be a valid qu...more



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