- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Tor (2 Nov. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0230531318
- ISBN-13: 978-0230531314
- Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.2 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 708,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Prador Moon (Novel of the Polity) Hardcover – Unabridged, 2 Nov 2007
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'Sex, violence and giant crabs. Yep, it's business as usual for Neal Asher...Deep it ain't, but its a lot of fun'
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'a book of high enjoyment, dollops of gore and the occasional wry line...a lot of fun.' -- Death Ray
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Following on from this first meeting, the Prador are attacking planets in Polity space that border their kingdom. Agents from ECS (Earth Central Security) are among those fighting the Prador on the front line, with Jabel 'U-cap' Krong being the most prominent of these, his nickname saying it all: Up Close And Personal. Present on the Avalon Station during the first meeting, he now fights the Prador successfully with many kills to his name, something difficult enough to do to a species that doesn't die easily.
Events are now bringing all the players to one system: Trajeen. It is here that tests are being carried out on a new space based cargo Runcible. Moria is helping the AI with the work, seemingly able to compute far beyond what is normally known thanks to her privately fitted aug designed by a fugitive. The Prador, finally showing an interest in the Runcible technology that they don't possess, are heading to the system with contacts in the human separatist movement that they hope will help them achieve their goals.Read more ›
I also felt like the bad guys were a bit too much like cartoon-style villains - no redeeming features, and ultimately (spoiler alert), you have this feeling that of course the good guys of humanity will win. Actually I think he tells you this well before the end....so it feels more like a question of how.
It was still an OK read for me, but something like Alastair Reynolds' Revelation Space for me created a universe with more depth, and with much more of a sense of foreboding, suspense and uncertainty.
The Prador are a species of crab-like aliens, and boy are they NASTY. This book tells the story about how the war between humans and Prador first began, and it's a fantastic read. It rattles along at an amazing pace without foresaking characterisation, and also gives a lot of information without resorting to overlong info-dumps. Much of what happens in this book is quite breathtaking, particularly in the latter stages. It's the sort of book you read in one or two sittings, unable to put it down until you turn the final page.
I actually read this after having read the Spatterjay trilogy, so it was a huge amount of fun to go back and discover the root of all the troubles. Highly recommended.
The Prador are a invertebrate race that have a strictly defined pyramid family structure. They are brutal and callous, cruel and nasty. The family has three levels of children that as they climb the ladder and they are named when they reach to top. The fight to the top is hard and often fatal.
When the civilisations meet the Prador capture kill and eat their human captives. A plan is hatched to stop them getting to other parts of the Polity via the runcible wormholes, but there is a traitor in the Polity. It all leads to a big showdown.
Most enjoyed this, the technology in the book, and the aug's that are computer attached to the brain are excellent. There is lots of action, space battles and fights when they meet, but I thought that the plot was not as strong as it could have been.
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An okay piece of military SF, somewhat reminiscent of Peter Hamilton's Commonwealth Saga. We have a psychotic alien crab species with super armour on their ships (never plausibly... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Ken Munro
First Neal Asher Book I have read, excellent read and just what I expected .I will now be reading the rest in the series . Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
One I missed out on my way through the Neal Asher books. Glad I found it!Published 4 months ago by Blue Dan
A good read, I didn't expect how well it was written and how good the storyline was. Perhaps the title wasn't dynamic enough to pull me in?, but I enjoyed the whole read.Published 5 months ago by john h
A decent enough piece of hard sci-fi but really, over five pounds for something this short? Very poor value. If it was half the price, I'd give it another star.Published 6 months ago by Davide
Ultra-violent, derivative, and lacking in depth. OK, what did expect, I know. But really, it's a bit like if someone took starship troopers at face value, not as a parody. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mr. Alaa Owaineh
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