Neal Asher divides his time between Essex and Crete, mostly at a keyboard and mentally light-years away. His full-length novels are as follows. First is the Agent Cormac series: Gridlinked, The Line of Polity, Brass Man, Polity Agent and Line War. Next comes the Spatterjay series: The Skinner, The Voyage of the Sable Keech and Orbus. Also set in the same world of the Polity are these standalone novels: Hilldiggers, Prador Moon, Shadow of the Scorpion and The Technician. The Transformation trilogy is also based in the Polity: Dark Intelligence, War Factory and Infinity Engine. Set in a dystopian future are: The Departure, Zero Point and Jupiter War, while Cowl takes us across time. The Warship is the second book in the Rise of the Jain series, following The Soldier, and is set in the Polity universe.
The Orwellian intro had me utterly hooked right from the start. I simply couldn't stop reading until I reached the end -- <i>WorldsInInk </i>on <i>The Departure</i> Fast, furious, violent, slightly tongue-in-cheek (I think), and a whole lot of fun that makes 1984 seem like a children's tea party . . . the start of another promising series from Asher. Go on, dive in, you won't be disappointed -- <i>British Fantasy Society</i> on <i>The Departure</i> Neal Asher is a real SF professional, and you won't be disappointed -- <i>EarthianHivemind</i> jam-packed with . . . invention, and just downright, in-your-face, balls-to-the-wall action -- <i>SFFWorld</i> This is a dizzying and unusually thoughtful space opera . . . The result is a challenging, extremely satisfying read -- <i>Publishers Weekly</i>