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Polity Agent (Ian Cormac) Paperback – Unabridged, 6 July 2007

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Space opera on a magnificent, non-stop roller-coaster of action

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From 800 years in the future, a runcible gate is opened into the Polity and those coming through it have been sent specially to take the alien 'Maker' back to its home civilization in the Small Magellanic cloud. Once these refugees are safely through, the gate itself is rapidly shut down - because something alien is pursuing them. The gate is then dumped into a nearby sun. From those refugees who get through, agent Cormac learns that the Maker civilization has been destroyed by pernicious virus known as the Jain technology. This, of course, raised questions: Why was Dragon, a massive biocontruct of the Makers, really sent to the Polity? And, Why did a Jain node suddenly end up in the hands of someone who could do the most damage with it? Meanwhile an entity called the Legate is distributing pernicious Jain nodes ...and a renegade attack ship, The King of Hearts, has encountered something very nasty outside the Polity itself.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great cliff hanger
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another quality Asher work
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3.0 out of 5 stars Throws Some Balls Up Into the Air, But Just Leaves Them There
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5.0 out of 5 stars Apocalyptic storytelling for the present and future
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you were not a fan of Ian Cormac by now, you never will be
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love These books
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5.0 out of 5 stars great space opera
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3.0 out of 5 stars The plot is the thing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great series touching several SF sub genres
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4.0 out of 5 stars High-Concept Space Opera, Overly Multithreaded
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent continuation of the Polity saga
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cutting-edge and thrilling science fiction that can at times be challenging for the reader
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