- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Tor; Main Market Ed. edition (10 April 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0330524534
- ISBN-13: 978-0330524537
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.9 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Jupiter War (Owner Series) Paperback – 10 Apr 2014
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The stunning conclusion to this high-octane space opera - where war is coming to the depths of space...
From the Back Cover
WAR IS COMING TO THE DEPTHS OF SPACE
Alan Saul is now part human, part machine, and our solar system isn't big enough to hold him. However, his sister is trapped on Mars and Saul's human side can't let her die. He must leave Argus Station to stage a dangerous rescue - but mutiny looms as Saul's robots make his crew feel redundant. Also, Earth's Serene Galahad will do anything to prevent Saul's escape. He conspired to free the planet's cowed populace, so she's planning to crush her enemy in a terrifying display of interstellar violence.
Meanwhile, the Scourge limps back to Earth, devastated by Galahad's earlier attempt to annihilate Saul. Survivor Clay Ruger now knows too much and his life is at risk. But he holds humanity's greatest asset - seeds to rebuild a dying Earth. But will Galahad pay for Earth's future?
Praise for the series
'Playing like a turbo-charged mix of Total Recall and The Bourne Identity . . . plenty of thrills'
'I had an absolute blast with this book . . . his work really does get better and better' FalcataTimes blog
(((THE OWNER SERIES, then thumbnails of The Departure and Zero Point)))
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Top Customer Reviews
This is an excellent finale to the `Owner' series by this author, and continues directly on from the end of the previous novel, Zero Point (Owner Trilogy 2). It is an excellently constructed novel, as Argus Station moves from Mars, to the far side of the Sun (from Earth), to the Asteroid Belt, and to the moons of Jupiter; while the Scourge returns to Earth, and Earth builds up its defences and a squadron of attack ships, and mutinies are plotted on Argus and aboard Earth's space dock, culminating with the twin climaxes of a space battle in Jupiter orbit and the mutiny on, and attack of the Scourge against, the space dock - which has Selene Galahad aboard. The story moves with clockwork precision, as vast distances and long periods of time have to be carefully choreographed to ensure that everyone is where they need to be at the appropriate time, while also maintaining the interpersonal relationships and character development of the large cast. Everyone and everything fits together like clockwork, as you would expect from the master-craftsman that is Neal Asher. Oh, and there is plenty of death and destruction on an epic scale, also as you would expect from Mr Asher.
The trilogy is an excellent read. I found the beginning slow while Neil laid out the essentials of the story, but once I got past that the books raced along. Neil's understanding of transhumanism, politics, social engineering and all of the science involved puts the reader squarely in the centre of the story. His brilliant writing makes this a fun read and you really get involved with the characters.
I will need to read these again soon. I'm off to get some more of Neil Asher's books.
As with Zero Point, Asher doesn’t hang around in getting us into the action, with Jupiter War jumping straight into the meat of the story. Alan Saul, the Owner, is on Mars to rescue his sister, Var Delex, and while there he plans on utilising the Antares base to his own ends: turning Argus from asteroid station to interstellar spaceship. On Earth Serene Gallahad is dictator, implementing her justice as and when she sees fit, taking no prisoners in the process. But she still doesn’t possess the gene bank needed to kick start the biosphere into life again, with her dream of rebuilding the planet reliant on getting her hands on it. With events unfolding on Argus and Earth, and both parties focused on what they must do to meet their goals, it is only a matter of time before the final deciding battle takes place.
What works in Jupiter War is the way Asher has pulled together all elements from the previous novels into a coherent whole, answering questions that are raised and continuing the character development nicely and without any unwarranted changes. Saul continues on the path to godhood, combining ever more with technology and moving away from his human side. This is particularly evident in his dealings with those on board Argus, even with his sister, Var.Read more ›
From there we launch into an intelligent, deftly plotted chase round the solar system as both sides prepare for what is obviously going to be a final confrontation. Saul with his growing spaceship and Galahad with the resources of a cowed Earth to bring to bear on him.
One aspect of Neal Asher's talent at hard sci-fi like this is that it is believable, paced beautifully and has all the requisite gory battle sequences that one would expect. Jupiter War doesn't disappoint; in fact it introduces some deft tricks towards the end that are obviously the product of informed imagination. I won't say what as that would be a huge spoiler!
There is also a supporting cast who occasionally plot against their relative superiors, as well as one or two people who may not be quite all they seem. The side story of Messina clone Alex is one such example as that young man finds himself in the situation where his life needs totally re-purposing and the blocks installed in his mind are slowly removed so his past can break through.
Great Science Fiction as I have come to expect from Mr Asher, this time with plenty of intrigue and the odd red herring. The ending leaves it open to continue the Owner story forwards, giving Neal two discrete universes in which to tell his stories. Excellent read but make sure you read the first two volumes to ensure maximum enjoyment!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
OK, so maybe your next book then.
I guess you've just set the bar far too high for yourself with the Polity.
I thought this trilogy was superberly written; it was a great story akin to War and Peace that is the human condition. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Richard Mousley
I thought book 3 like book 2 left plenty of room for the next books 4-5
No way was that an ending, so come on Mr Asher get writing books 4/5
A noticeable improvement to previous books he's written and with some fun and interesting concepts to geek out over it was a good read.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I read this one with great expectations, unfortunately it appears to be a bit rushed for the story line and then the usual padding out of descriptive scenery. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Gj Burney