Prador Moon (Polity 1) Paperback – 2 Sep 2011
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'I cannot recommend it highly enough.' -- Daily Telegraph
'If you want sex, violence and excellent aliens this is your book'
'Sex, violence and giant crabs. Yep, it's business as usual for Neal Asher...Deep it ain't, but its a lot of fun'
-- BBC Focus Magazine
'a book of high enjoyment, dollops of gore and the occasional wry line...a lot of fun.' -- Death Ray --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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 ›
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.
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.
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Too much action and not enough plot, for me not up there with Reynolds and Banks.Published 4 months ago by John Welsby
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Almost good old fashioned sci-fi, not too clever or esoteric, good baddies and aliens and rolls along at a fair lick.Published 5 months ago by Biffo
An okay piece of military SF, somewhat reminiscent of Peter Hamilton's Commonwealth Saga. We have a psychotic alien crab species with super armour on their ships (never plausibly... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ken Quixote
First Neal Asher Book I have read, excellent read and just what I expected .I will now be reading the rest in the series . Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
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A good read, I didn't expect how well it was written and how good the storyline was. Perhaps the title wasn't dynamic enough to pull me in?, but I enjoyed the whole read.Published 11 months ago by john h