The Technician (Polity #11)

The Technician

Polity #11

Neal Asher

4 Stars

 

Blood, guts, Jain tech and Atheters!

Another excellent addition to the Polity Universe.

Hilldiggers (Polity #9)

Hilldiggers

Polity #9

Neal Asher

3 Stars

 

My least favorite of the Polity novels so far. I just found the whole situation rather boring, to be honest. There wasn’t enough AI humor, or awesome brutality of everything else, to really make me feel like I was reading a good Asher novel.

Prador Moon (Polity #9)

Prador Moon

Polity #9

Neal Asher

4 Stars

 

The first contact/fight between the Polity and the Pradors. Shows the beginnings of the higher end augs/human mix that blur the line between man and machine. Very violent, mainly because of how the prador eat everything.

Not nearly long enough for me. I was hoping for a bit “larger” view of the start of the war. However, this one snapshot filled all my secret needs for ultra-violent’ness. And with HUGE crablike aliens who eat us and each other, man, just what the Dr. ordered.

Very typical Asher, with lots of action, techno dumps and detailed descriptions of horrific things. Not a good book to start the Polity series, but a good fun read part way through.

The Voyage of the Sable Keech (Polity: Spatterjay #2)

The Voyage of the Sable Keech

Polity: Spatterjay #2

Neal Asher

4 Stars

 

A good riproaring violent scifi adventure. Where else but the Polity universe do we get robot pteradactyls, sentient wasps, animated corpses, nigh indestructible sailors, giant crablike’ish aliens, supersmart AI’s, sailing boats and lasers?

I couldn’t have asked for a better framework. I think that this novel fits right in with all the other Polity novels by Asher. Not the place to start, but a good continuation.

Polity Agent (Polity: Agent Cormac #4)

Polity Agent

Polity: Agent Cormac #4

Neal Asher

4 Stars

 

Awesome! The more we see of Jain tech, the worse things get! This is complex, multileveled and just plain cool. Character development is almost nil, but that is ok, but this is a plot driven series and man, does it drive you. Highly recommended.

Brass Man (Polity: Agent Cormac #3)

Brass Man

Polity: Agent Cormac #3

Neal Asher

4 Stars

 

Enjoyed this. Jumping back and forth between two time plots was a little jarring, but Asher made it come together ok.
I found it very interesting to find out more about Mr Crane and his past and some of the hints about his future.
Not a letdown in this “Polity” universe.