A gripping space opera, from the bestselling author of the Agent Cormac series.
Neal Asher divides his time between Essex and Crete, mostly at a keyboard and mentally light-years away. His full-length novels are the Agent Cormac series: Gridlinked, The Line of Polity, Brass Man, Polity Agent and Line War. The Spatterjay series: The Skinner The Voyage of the Sable Keech and Orbus. Set in the same Polity are: Hilldiggers, PradorMoon, Shadow of the Scorpion, The Technician, and also the Transformation trilogy: Dark Intelligence, War Factory and Infinity Engine. In a dystopian future are: The Departure, Zero Point and Jupiter War, while Cowl takes us across time. The Soldier, the first book in the Rise of the Jain series, returns to the Polity.
The Soldier provides everything we demand from Asher: a
beautifully complex universe where AIs, aliens and post-humans
scheme and struggle - magnificently awesome. Then Asher turns it up
to eleven -- Peter F. Hamilton
A richly imagined, exotic world, nonstop action, and unimaginable stakes - I couldn't put The Soldier down -- Yoon Ha Lee, author of Ninefox Gambit
Neal Asher's coruscating mix of epic space opera, weaponised Darwinism and high-stakes intrigue channels the primal flame of deep-core science fiction -- Paul McAuley, author of Four Hundred Billion Stars
Asher is a modern master of Sci-Fi * Starburst *
This is space opera at a high peak of craftsmanship * Publishers Weekly *