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The Departure (Owner Novel 1) by Neal Asher
13 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Like a number of people who have reviewed this book, I have read everything from Neal Asher. I immensely enjoyed Ian Cormac and the Polity, the oversized crabs of the Prador and the immortal captains of the strange and terrifying world of the Skinner. Sniper, the robot used to send me into fits of hysterics with his political incorrectness.

I also enjoyed Cowl, the time traveller novel, with its harsh, immoral and darwinistic story.

However, I've also read Africa Zero, one of Asher's first novels, which was, strangely, very similar to this latest novel of his in that it had an almost superhuman character as the hero and an earth so bad it is almost indescribable that… Read more
Ex-Kop by Warren Hammond
Ex-Kop by Warren Hammond
The scenario in this and the preceding novel in the series is a burnt out ex detective on a backward and abused colony planet where being economically cut off from the mainstream of human development has left the people poor, desperate, fatalistic, angry and above all vicious in their quest to survive the daily tribulations of life on a planet that is very much what Venus would be like if it had some water and an earth normal atmosphere. There isn't much high tech in these stories, and what there is, is usually used against the characters by the story's equivalent of modern rich, first-world tourists looking for a bit of dirty fun at the cost of the natives. The story takes a bleak view of… Read more
The Iron Jackal by Chris Wooding BA
The Iron Jackal by Chris Wooding BA
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I had this book on pre-order from the moment I saw it on Amazon. I've read both his prior novels in the Ketty Jay series and both were simply brilliant. The first one set the tone of the series, presented the characters and went to develop them with fast paced and hysterically funny action sequences forcing me to read the entire book in one sitting. The second one was darker than the first and explained a lot of themes that were left unexplained in the first novel.

This book, however, is probably the best of them all. The character development continues apace as our heroes bumble their way through their various adventures in a race to save the main character's life. But even… Read more

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