The Technician (Polity 4) Hardcover – 20 Aug 2010
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The Technician is no doubt one of the best new novels I have read this year. It got a fantastic inner journey with fast-paced alien-world action. (Cybermage)
I know that when a tale from him arrives that I’m going to get a story that I absolutely love. (Falcata Times) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
The new standalone novel by Neal Asher featuring two of his favourite polity creations - the hooder and the gabbleduck...See all Product description
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Lots of connections with other stories by Asher are in this long and interesting story. It has little space travel in it, and mostly takes place on a distant planet in the future. The story is captivating and interesting. I found this an enjoyable read. The creatures of Masada and the human colonists are struggling against an alien device.
Time for a new tack, Neal.
So for readers who have not read any of Asher's work before, I have to say...Don't buy this book. Wait! What? Sorry, but while this book is great, it's not the book you want to start with. Technically, you can, as it's not *really* a sequel, but the events in this book take place after events in previous books and many characters from previous books are referenced. And more to the point...this book ties together many loose ends, so if you read this book and like it (which you will), you'll want to go back and read his earlier books. And you'll be missing out a lot since this book is somewhat "spoilerific".
So stop here and go read his earlier Polity books. Specifically, the "Cormac" series, starting with Gridlinked. [...]
You won't be sorry.
And when you're done with those (and this book), pick up the "SpatterJay" series. And then his stand-alone's. And then the short story collections. And then re-read them all again, while marveling at the universe he has created. And then wait anxiously and impatiently for his next book.
But when you've become a raving Neal Asher fan, don't blame me because remember...I told you not to buy the book.
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He really has milked this whole Masada/Atheta theme dry.
Sorry, no spoilers - go read the book.
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