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The Warship (#2 Rise of the Jain)

Neal Asher



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Macmillan Educational
23 April 2019
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Science fiction; Space opera; Space; Space Opera; Military; War
Their nemesis lies in wait...

Orlandine has destroyed the alien Jain super-soldier by deploying an actual black hole. And now that same weapon hoovers up clouds of lethal Jain technology, swarming within the deadly accretion disc's event horizon. All seems just as she planned. Yet behind her back, forces incite rebellion on her home world, planning her assassination.

Earth Central, humanity's ruling intelligence, knows Orlandine was tricked into releasing her weapon, and fears the Jain are behind it. The prador king knows this too - and both foes gather fleets of warships to surround the disc.

The alien Client is returning to the accretion disc to save the last of her kind, buried on a ship deep within it. She upgrades her vast weapons platform in preparation, and she'll need it. Her nemesis also waits within the disc's swirling dusts - and the Jain have committed genocide before.
By:   Neal Asher
Imprint:   Macmillan Educational
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 37mm
Weight:   626g
ISBN:   9781509862481
ISBN 10:   150986248X
Series:   Rise of the Jain
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   23 April 2019
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Neal Asher was born in Billericay, Essex, and divides his time between the UK and Crete. The majority of his novels are set within one future history, known as the Polity universe which encompasses many classic science fiction tropes including world-ruling artificial intelligences, androids, hive minds and aliens. His full-length novels include Gridlinked, The Skinner, The Line of Polity, Cowl, Brass Man, The Voyage of the Sable Keech, Hilldiggers, Prador Moon, Line War, Shadow of the Scorpion, Orbus and The Technician. His Owner series novels include The Departure, Zero Point and Jupiter War.

Reviews for The Warship (#2 Rise of the Jain)

In The Soldier, British science fiction writer Neal Asher kicks off another Polity-based trilogy in signature fashion, concocting a mind-melting plot filled with far-future technology, lethal weaponry, and bizarre alien creatures. -- <i>RisingShadow</i> on <i>The Soldier</i> 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 brimming with awesome technology, vast space battles, gigantic explosions and intricate machinations that are terrifying in their scope . . . 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> Neal Asher's books are like an adrenaline shot targeted directly for the brain -- John Scalzi

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