- Publisher: Macmillan; Export ed edition (2 Nov. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0230706371
- ISBN-13: 978-0230706378
- Package Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,022,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Prador Moon (Novel of the Polity) Paperback – 2 Nov 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
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 ›
The desperate planning on the human side, as they attempt to outwit and outgun a technologically superior species with an utterly different psychology, is related in a breathless and edge of the seat style that reminded me of the first owner novel. This part of the book is very pact, and a real page turner.
Another enjoyable entry to the canon, although I wouldn't say it was his best.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing first book for a series. Had a ton of fun reading it, almost ripping pages turning them over.Published 5 months ago by Tony M
I swear the evil alien overlord actually twirled his moustache at one point. Pretty awful generic bad guys. Very average stuff.Published 8 months ago by Simbosan
Enjoyable read, the series of books that this is the start of are goodPublished 11 months ago by Jarad Childs
i thoroughly enjoyed this having read another of neal ashers books [the skinner ] which by the way is also great i thought i would delve once more into his strange but fascinating... Read morePublished 11 months ago by jameschapman
Too much action and not enough plot, for me not up there with Reynolds and Banks.Published 16 months ago by John Welsby
Very enjoyable book, fast paced and has several PoV's which all join-up nicely. Would recommend it, I'm now working my way through the rest of the Polity books so it obviously hit... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Aquaman