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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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I tried as hard with this but in the end abandoned it three-quarters of the way through. The hothouse world was interesting, weird and a bit of a fever dream, but the story weak. The aimless rambling of the characters made for an aimless, rambling book, and it is also difficult to care about characters when they range from stupid to plain ridiculous, like the 'tummy-belly men'. There was also a bi Read more of this blog post »
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War Factory by Neal Asher
"The sequel to Dark Intelligence is no less riveting and complex than the first in the Transformation series. Asher is still playing with the deconstruction and evolution of being, what it means to exist, to act and overcome for Humans, Prador (the cr" Read more of this review »
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" Nice to see an honest 'I liked the book' review, rather than the politically correct 'I don't like the author's views so I'll ignore or find some way ...more "
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"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 develops e" Read more of this review »
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"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 tre" 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.”
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“And, when the revolutionary cries that he is fighting for ‘freedom’, be sure to go running away from him just as fast as you can, for you can be damned certain he’s fighting for the freedom to tell you what to do.”
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“The greatest admission a human can make is that perhaps he does not have the intelligence, the vision, the grasp to fully understand the universe, and that perhaps no human ever will. To put it all down to some omnipotent deity is a cop-out. Factor in fairy tales of an afterlife and it becomes a comforting cop-out.”
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