Neal Asher




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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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Ooh, sunshine outside! If it doesn’t cloud over and start pissing down again I can get out for a walk. This weekend has been a write-off in that respect – windy and wet on Saturday and the same on Sunday but with a triple helping of the wet. I also didn’t get into the weight-training much and succumbed to the need for calories. I drove up to a local shop and there bought hobnobs, Tuc, chocolate... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.99 · 37,291 ratings · 1,702 reviews · 57 distinct works · Similar authors
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Ooh, sunshine outside! If it doesn’t cloud over and start pissing down again I can get out for a walk. This weekend has been a write-off in that re... Read more of this blog post »
" Yes, it would go well on the cover. Not sure if the publisher would be into the idea so much! "
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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 »
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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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