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The Human (#3 Rise of the Jain)

Neal Asher

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St Martins/Tor
12 January 2021
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Science fiction; Space; Space Opera; Military; War; Abbey's Double Rewards; Nexus - Science Fiction
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An entire galaxy hangs in the balance . . .

A Jain warship has risen from the depths of space, emerging with a deadly grudge and a wealth of ancient yet lethal technology. It is determined to hunt down the alien Client, and will annihilate all those who stand in its way. So Orlandine must prepare humanity's defence.

Both humanity and the Prador thought their ancient foe - the Jain - had perished in a past age. And they resolve to destroy these outliers at any cost. Orlandine wants the Client's inside knowledge to act, but the Client has her own agenda. Earth Central therefore looks to the Prador for alliance, after the Jain destroy their fleet. However, not everyone is happy with this, and some will do anything to shatter this fragile coalition.

As the Jain warship makes its way across the galaxy, it seems unstoppable. Human and Prador forces alike struggle to withstand its devastating weaponry. Orlandine's life work is to neutralize Jain technology, so if she can't triumph, no one can. But will she become what she's vowed to destroy?

The Human is the final book in Neal Asher's Rise of the Jain trilogy.

'Neal Asher's books are like an adrenaline shot targeted directly for the brain' John Scalzi, author of the Old Man's War series 'Magnificently awesome. Then Asher turns it up to eleven' Peter F. Hamilton on the first in the trilogy, The Soldier
By:   Neal Asher
Imprint:   St Martins/Tor
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   382g
ISBN:   9781509862467
ISBN 10:   1509862463
Series:   Rise of the Jain
Pages:   544
Publication Date:   12 January 2021
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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 Human is the third book in the Rise of the Jain series, following The Soldier and The Warship, and is set in the Polity universe.

Reviews for The Human (#3 Rise of the Jain)

Just when you thought the Polity couldn't get more interesting Neal Asher manages to weave the most awe-inspiring elements of his universe together into an amazing narrative . . . Like a true master Asher hits this one out of the galactic plane . . . a truly mind-blowing start to a new trilogy -- <i>WorldsInInk</i> on <i>The Soldier</i> Space operatics and Jaco bean revenge-melodramatics -- <i>Locus Magazine</i> on <i>The Soldier</i> With mind-blowing complexity, characters, and combat, Asher's work continues to combine the best of advanced cybertech and military SF -- <i>Publishers Weekly</i> on <i>The Soldier</i> Neal Asher's coruscating mix of epic space opera, weaponised Darwinism and high-stakes intrigue channels the primal flame of deep-core science fiction -- Paul McAuley on <i>The Soldier</i> A richly imagined, exotic world, nonstop action, and unimaginable stakes - I couldn't put The Soldier down -- Yoon Ha Lee on <i>The Soldier</i> The Soldier provides everything we demand from Asher: a beautifully complex universe where AIs, aliens and post-humans scheme and struggle - magnificently awesome. Then Asher turns it up to eleven -- Peter F. Hamilton on <i>The Soldier</i> In this riveting sequel to The Soldier, Asher ramps up the pyrotechnics in the thunderous first salvoes of war . . . This is Asher at the top of his game -- <i>Publishers Weekly</i> starred review on <i>The Warship</i> Neal Asher's books are like an adrenaline shot targeted directly for the brain -- John Scalzi


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