Brass Man
Neal Asher
Price  450.00
Another broiling, sprawling, witty, hard-SF adventure, filled with the truly alien
On the primitive world of Cull, a knight errant called Anderson is hunting a dragon, little knowing that far away someone else (now more technology than human flesh) has resurrected a brass killing machine called ‘Mr Crane’ to assist in a similar hunt encompassing star systems. When agent Cormac learns that this old enemy still lives, he sets out in pursuit aboard the attack ship Jack Ketch … whilst scientist Mika begins discovering the horrifying truth about that ancient technology ostensibly produced by the alien Jain. Meanwhile, for the people of Cull, each day proves a struggle to survive on a planet roamed by ferocious insectile monsters, while they slowly construct the industrial base that may enable them to escape to their forefathers’ starship -- still orbiting far above them. But an entity with questionable motives, calling itself Dragon, assists them with genetic by-blows created out of humans and the hideous local monsters. And now the planet itself, for millennia geologically inactive, is increasingly suffering earthquakes … 'Compelling reading ... Asher has become a resounding and distinctive voice in British SF' SFRevu
ISBN 9780330411592Category FictionSubcategory Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher Pan Macmillan UKImprint TorPublished 17/02/2006
Format 178 x 111Binding PaperbackPage extent 528
author note
‘What has six arms, a large beak, looks like a pyramid, has more eyes than... »
 
 
 
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