'Fans of Asher's Polity future history will not be disappointed.' -- The Guardian
'For the established fan this collection makes a great addition and fills out some the Polity universe you've come to know and love. For the newcomer to Neal Asher, you've a treat in store as this will serve as a nice introduction to his work and a neat signpost as to what part of Asher's universe to read next.' -- Sci-Fi-London
'If you've never sampled the delights of Asher's work then this collection would be a very good place to start.'
'Thirteen marvellously inventive and action-packed short stories.' -- Fantasy Book Critic
'economical, crisp and frequently fiendishly clever. The stories featuring...dangerous aliens who `speak' in a nonsensical language, are particularly impressive'
-- BBC Focus