The Soldier by Neal Asher audiobook

The Soldier

By Neal Asher
Read by David Marantz

Brilliance Audio

The Rise of Jain Series: Book 1

15.67 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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In a far corner of space, on the very borders between humanity’s Polity worlds and the kingdom of the vicious crab-like prador, is an immediate threat to all sentient life: an accretion disc, a solar system designed by the long-dead Jain race and swarming with living technology powerful enough to destroy entire civilizations. Neither the Polity or the prador want the other in full control of the disc, so they’ve placed an impartial third party in charge of the weapons platform guarding the technology from escaping into the galaxy: Orlandine, a part-human, part-AI haiman. She’s assisted by Dragon, a mysterious, spaceship-sized alien entity who has long been suspicious of Jain technology and who suspects the disc is a trap lying-in-wait. Meanwhile, the android Angel is planning an attack on the Polity, and is searching for a terrible weapon to carry out his plans?a Jain super-soldier. But what exactly the super-soldier is, and what it could be used for if it fell into the wrong hands, will bring Angel and Orlandine’s missions to a head in a way that could forever change the balance of power in the Polity universe. In The Soldier, British science fiction writer Neal Asher kicks off another Polity-based trilogy in signature fashion, concocting a mind-melting plot filled with far-future technology, lethal weaponry, and bizarre alien creations.

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Summary

Summary

In a far corner of space, on the very borders between humanity’s Polity worlds and the kingdom of the vicious crab-like prador, is an immediate threat to all sentient life: an accretion disc, a solar system designed by the long-dead Jain race and swarming with living technology powerful enough to destroy entire civilizations.

Neither the Polity or the prador want the other in full control of the disc, so they’ve placed an impartial third party in charge of the weapons platform guarding the technology from escaping into the galaxy: Orlandine, a part-human, part-AI haiman. She’s assisted by Dragon, a mysterious, spaceship-sized alien entity who has long been suspicious of Jain technology and who suspects the disc is a trap lying-in-wait.

Meanwhile, the android Angel is planning an attack on the Polity, and is searching for a terrible weapon to carry out his plans?a Jain super-soldier. But what exactly the super-soldier is, and what it could be used for if it fell into the wrong hands, will bring Angel and Orlandine’s missions to a head in a way that could forever change the balance of power in the Polity universe.

In The Soldier, British science fiction writer Neal Asher kicks off another Polity-based trilogy in signature fashion, concocting a mind-melting plot filled with far-future technology, lethal weaponry, and bizarre alien creations.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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

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Author

Author Bio: Neal Asher

Author Bio: Neal Asher

Neal Asher is a science fiction writer whose work has been nominated for both the Philip K. Dick Award and the British Fantasy Society Award. He has published more than twenty books, many set within his Polity universe, including Gridlinked, The Skinner, and Dark Intelligence. He divides his time between Essex and a home in Crete.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 15.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English