The Departure [NOOK Book]

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Visible in the night sky the Argus Station, its twin smelting plants like glowing eyes, looks down on nightmare Earth. From Argus the Committee keep an oppressive control: citizens are watched by cams systems and political officers, it's a world inhabited by shepherds, reader guns, razor birds and the brutal Inspectorate with its white tiled cells and pain inducers. Soon the Committee will have the power to edit human minds, but not yet, twelve billion human being need to die before Earth can be stabilized, but ...
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The Departure

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Overview

Visible in the night sky the Argus Station, its twin smelting plants like glowing eyes, looks down on nightmare Earth. From Argus the Committee keep an oppressive control: citizens are watched by cams systems and political officers, it's a world inhabited by shepherds, reader guns, razor birds and the brutal Inspectorate with its white tiled cells and pain inducers. Soon the Committee will have the power to edit human minds, but not yet, twelve billion human being need to die before Earth can be stabilized, but by turning large portions of Earth into concentration camps this is achievable, especially when the Argus satellite laser network comes fully online . . . This is the world Alan Saul wakes to in his crate on the conveyor to the Calais incinerator. How he got there he does not know, but he does remember the pain and the face of his interrogator. Informed by Janus, through the hardware implanted in his skull, about the world as it is now Saul is determined to destroy it, just as soon as he has found out who he was, and killed his interrogator . . .
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On an overpopulated, high-tech future Earth where most humans are deemed zero-asset citizens and destined for destruction, the Committee enjoys total control. It has also abandoned the Antares Base colony on Mars, dooming the colonists. Alan Saul, a former prisoner of the Committee, escapes death by incineration only to discover that his memories are missing and that he shares his mind with a powerful, rogue AI that provides him with enhanced mental and physical abilities. On Mars, Varalia Delex joins a movement to attempt to save Antares Base. VERDICT Asher (Brass Man; Cowl) begins a new saga that tells the stories of two worlds struggling for freedom and self-determination. A feast for fans of high-tech sf and space adventure/suspense. [Zero Point, the second volume, will publish in May—Ed.]
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597804486
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Series: Owner, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 412
  • Sales rank: 64,743
  • File size: 707 KB

Meet the Author

Neal Asher was born in Billericay, Essex, and divides his time between here and Crete. His previous full-length novels are Gridlinked, The Skinner, The Line of Polity, Cowl, Brass Man, The Voyage of the Sable Keech, Polity Agent, Hilldiggers, Prador Moon, Line War, Shadow of the Scorpion, Orbus and The Technician.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    Vivid but horrorfing

    You can see the world painted for you in this series. As a techie I want the implants bur as a person I'm just sad at this world.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Eagletalon

    He leaps in from a tree branch, landing on the fox's back. He digs three claws in and rakes the other through the fox's flesh. The fox yowls in pain and tries to shake him off. He leaps off and barrels into the fox's hind leg, causing it to buckle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Suncloud

    She twists her body to curve around the other side of the fox & claws its side fur out.

    0 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Firepelt

    He runs in and turns toward the fox and his long claws ran across its muzzle. It yowled but then hit him against a tree. Suprised as he doesnt seem to be injured.

    0 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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