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Hive Monkey (Ack-Ack Macaque Book 2)

Hive Monkey (Ack-Ack Macaque Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Gareth L. Powell
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'Hive Monkey is a highly enjoyable romp with page-turning action spread over forty chapters and has a penchant for the surprising narrative twist...File under: More. Monkey. Magic.' --Interzone

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In order to hide from his unwanted fame as the spitfire-pilot-monkey who emerged from a computer game to defeat the nefarious corporation that engineered him, the charismatic and dangerous Ack-Ack Macaque is working as a pilot on a world-circling nuclear-powered Zeppelin.
But when the cabin of one of his passengers is invaded by the passenger’s own dying doppelganger, our hirsute hero finds himself thrust into another race to save the world – this time from an aggressive hive mind, time-hopping saboteurs, and an army of homicidal Neanderthal assassins!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 709 KB
  • Print Length: 269 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Solaris (23 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HI04P9W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #78,308 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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GARETH L. POWELL is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author from the UK. He is the author of five novels, including Ack-Ack Macaque, which won the 2013 BSFA Award for Best Novel. His books have been published in the UK, Germany, the USA and Japan, and all have received enthusiastic reviews in The Guardian.

Gareth's short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including six in Interzone, and he has received several 'honourable mentions' in Gardner Dozois's Best New SF collections. In 2007, one of his stories came top of the Interzone annual readers' poll for best short story of the year.

Gareth is represented by the John Jarrold Literary Agency. You can find him online at:

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5.0 out of 5 stars A rollicking roller-coaster ride! 15 Feb 2014
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Just finished reading 'Hive Monkey' tonight - had to get the review in as soon as. I wasn't sure that Gareth Powell could top the success of 'Ack-Ack Macaque', but I think he has. This series just keeps getting better and better. I can't wait to read further adventures involving the monkey and his adopted 'troupe'- just as soon as you can, Mr Powell, please?
By the way, does anybody think these stories would adapt really well to graphic novel format? Come on, publishers - what about it?
As for all you sci-fi/fantasy/steampunk readers out there, do give these books a try; they're tremendous fun and keep you grabbed until the last chapter - love them, love them, love them!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The monkey strikes back 1 Feb 2014
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Last year I came across the name Ack-Ack Macaque and I just knew I had to take a closer look. What followed was a wild fantasy ride that left me wanting more. And, lucky me, more there is.
Hive Monkey does not disappoint if you're a fan of the first book. If anything it takes the already brilliantly twisted idea and improves upon it. It pushes the lead characters further, drives the story to an even more insane place and the action never lets up.
If you're suffering from the beginning of year blues then I say hail a passing Spitfire and hang on for one hell of a flight to hell and back!
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By Andy
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I loved Ack-Ack Macaque and the follow-up doesn't disappoint. In some ways I always felt the character was a little bit too clever for its own good - a good idea that somehow escaped into a novel - and lacked any real depth to develop. Powell confounds that here with a plotline that suggests some interesting books to come. Some may find the use of old tropes like parallel universes a bit of a cop-out. But the story barrels along at a pace regardless.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fun romp 27 Jan 2014
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But maybe not as good as the first book in the series. A nice, quick easy read, would almost suit as YA.
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