The Engineer ReConditioned

The Engineer ReConditioned

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by Neal Asher
     
 

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  • Mysterious aliens ... ruthless terrorists ... androids with attitude ...
    genetic manipulation ... punch-ups with lasers ... giant spaceships ... what more could you want? This great collection presents 10 short stories (many set in Asher's best-selling Polity universe) by the author of Polity
    Agent
    , Gridlinked, Prador Moon,
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  • Mysterious aliens ... ruthless terrorists ... androids with attitude ...
    genetic manipulation ... punch-ups with lasers ... giant spaceships ... what more could you want? This great collection presents 10 short stories (many set in Asher's best-selling Polity universe) by the author of Polity
    Agent
    , Gridlinked, Prador Moon, Hilldiggers, and many more.

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Publishers Weekly
British author Asher (Gridlinked) is rapidly becoming one of the major figures in 21st-century SF, as shown by the 10 powerful and entertaining stories in this collection. In "The Engineer," an interstellar research vessel picks up an escape pod that has been drifting for millions of years. The alien it contains turns out to be the last of a long-extinct race of genetic engineers with terrifying capabilities. The gruesome "Spatterjay" is set on an alien world whose human colonists have been radically modified and made virtually indestructible, by the enormously hostile environment. "Proctors" and "The Owner" are part of a series in which human beings must come to terms with the universe being ruled by an inscrutable, virtually immortal alien with godlike powers. "The Thrake" concerns the fate of a Christian pseudoscientist who makes a near-fatal mistake while looking for signs of religious belief in the aliens he's studying. Though occasionally unpleasant (the author appears to have a thing about parasites) and often violent, these well-crafted tales provide plenty of high-concept scientific extrapolation. (June) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781479408924
Publisher:
Wildside Press Llc
Publication date:
06/09/2015
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
690,612
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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