The Human

The Human

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The Human is the final, thrilling, book in Neal Asher's Rise of the Jain trilogy.

Their enemy seems unbeatable. But humanity is indomitable . . .

A Jain warship has risen from a prison five million years old, wielding a hoard of lethal technology. Its goal is to catch their old enemy, the Client, and it will destroy all who stand in its path.

Humanity and the prador thought their mutual nemesis - the bane of so many races - was long extinct. But the Jain are back and Orlandine must prepare humanity's defence. She needs the Client's knowledge to counter this ancient threat. But is the enemy of your enemy a friend? Earth Central even looks to the prador for alliance. These old enemies must now learn to trust one another, or face utter annihilation.

As the Jain warship crosses the galaxy, it seems unstoppable. Human and prador forces alike struggle to withstand its devastating weaponry - far in advance of their own. And Orlandine's life's work has been to neutralize Jain technology, so if she can't triumph, no one can. But could she become what she's vowed to destroy?

'Neal Asher's books are like an adrenaline shot targeted directly for the brain' John Scalzi, author of the Old Man's War series.

'Magnificently awesome. Then Asher turns it up to eleven' Peter F. Hamilton on the first in the trilogy, The Soldier.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 163 x 241 x 49mm | 792g
  • MACMILLAN
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1509862447
  • 9781509862443
  • 25,876

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Just when you thought the Polity couldn't get more interesting Neal Asher manages to weave the most awe-inspiring elements of his universe together into an amazing narrative brimming with awesome technology, vast space battles, gigantic explosions and intricate machinations that are terrifying in their scope . . . Like a true master Asher hits this one out of the galactic plane . . . a truly mind-blowing start to a new trilogy -- WorldsInInk on The Soldier Space operatics and Jaco bean revenge-melodramatics -- Locus Magazine on The Soldier With mind-blowing complexity, characters, and combat, Asher's work continues to combine the best of advanced cybertech and military SF -- Publishers Weekly on The Soldier 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 on The Soldier A richly imagined, exotic world, nonstop action, and unimaginable stakes - I couldn't put The Soldier down -- Yoon Ha Lee on The Soldier 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 on The Soldier In this riveting sequel to The Soldier, Asher ramps up the pyrotechnics in the thunderous first salvoes of war . . . This is Asher at the top of his game -- Publishers Weekly starred review on The Warship Neal Asher's books are like an adrenaline shot targeted directly for the brain -- John Scalzi
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About Neal Asher

Neal Asher divides his time between Essex and Crete, mostly at a keyboard and mentally light-years away. His full-length novels are as follows. First is the Agent Cormac series: Gridlinked, The Line of Polity, Brass Man, Polity Agent and Line War. Next comes the Spatterjay series: The Skinner, The Voyage of the Sable Keech and Orbus. Also set in the same world of the Polity are these standalone novels: Hilldiggers, Prador Moon, Shadow of the Scorpion and The Technician. The Transformation trilogy is also based in the Polity: Dark Intelligence, War Factory and Infinity Engine. Set in a dystopian future are: The Departure, Zero Point and Jupiter War, while Cowl takes us across time. The Human is the third book in the Rise of the Jain series, following The Soldier and The Warship, and is set in the Polity universe.
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203 ratings
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4 34% (70)
3 11% (23)
2 3% (7)
1 0% (1)
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