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Jupiter War (Owner Series #3)

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War threatens to destroy Earth’s last hope in the final installment of the Owner trilogy!

Alan Saul is now part human and part machine. He craves the stars, yet his human side still controls him; he can’t leave his to sister die. He must leave Argus Station and stage a dangerous rescue. But Saul’s robots make his crew feel increasingly redundant, sowing the seeds of mutiny and betrayal.

Serene Galahad, Earth’s ruthless dictator, hides her ...

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Overview


War threatens to destroy Earth’s last hope in the final installment of the Owner trilogy!

Alan Saul is now part human and part machine. He craves the stars, yet his human side still controls him; he can’t leave his to sister die. He must leave Argus Station and stage a dangerous rescue. But Saul’s robots make his crew feel increasingly redundant, sowing the seeds of mutiny and betrayal.

Serene Galahad, Earth’s ruthless dictator, hides her crimes from a cowed populace as she desperately readies a new attack on Saul. She aims to destroy her enemy in a vicious display of violence.

The Scourge limps back to Earth, its earlier mission to annihilate Saul a failure. Some members of the decimated crew plan to murder Galahad before she has them murdered for their failure, but Clay Ruger plans to negotiate for his life. Events build to a climax as Ruger holds humanity’s greatest asset—seeds to rebuild a dying Earth. This stolen Gene Bank data is offered at a price, but what will Galahad pay for humanity’s future?

Neal Asher has been thrilling science fiction fans for over a decade with his Polity series. Jupiter War brings his new Owner trilogy to a stunning conclusion.

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Publishers Weekly
★ 03/17/2014
This dizzying and unusually thoughtful space opera, which concludes the trilogy begun in The Departure and Zero Point, shows the tyrannical forces of Earth trying to stop a lone genius from fleeing the solar system. Serene Galahad, Earth’s psychotic dictator, is willing to kill most of the “human scum” and genetically alter the rest in order to mend the damage of overpopulation. Alan Saul has been mechanically augmented until he is much more than human, and he now questions whether preserving the humans aboard his stolen space station is worth the bother. These two very clever opponents, armed with mind-stretching super technology, feint and parry as they struggle for supremacy. Mordant commentary interspersed throughout the action reminds readers to observe how the different definitions of “humanity” influence the conflict and the question of who—if anyone—is in the right. The result is a challenging, extremely satisfying read. (May)
Kirkus Reviews
2014-03-20
Final installment in the medium-future trilogy (Zero Point, 2013, etc.) featuring an armed struggle between a brutal Earth regime and a single post-human intelligence. Ruthless dictator Serene Galahad has killed half of Earth's population with a virus triggered by implants in their brains, an act for which she blames Alan Saul. Saul, a fusion of human and artificial intelligence, has vastly expanded his brain into the electronic systems of Argus Station, currently orbiting near Jupiter. He develops new fast, smart robots capable of linking in teams, accomplishing in hours what would take ordinary humans months or years. He has a warp drive for interstellar travel. The crew of Argus Station is now superfluous to his needs. He wonders if he's still human. Should he just dump his crew and flee? Yet his sister will die a slow death on Mars unless he rescues her. Serene, he realizes, has her own hardware-equipped, computer-linked "comlifers" that in a few years will grow powerful enough to challenge him. She will eventually develop her own warp drive. And she has three warships nearing completion. Meanwhile, a heavily damaged vessel, having failed to destroy Saul, heads toward Earth, some crew members intent on killing Serene, others hoping to bargain with her over the Gene Bank, the key to rebuilding Earth's devastated ecology. Violence, of course, is what Asher does best—by presenting a stunning, brutal spectacle and taking his readers right into the middle of it. He expertly ratchets up the narrative tension and excitement with high-tech mayhem and technological razzle-dazzle. And it's a genuine pleasure to watch him construct a formidably advanced intelligence and show us its capabilities. A must for fans of the trilogy; newcomers will want to start with Book 1.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597804936
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books
  • Publication date: 5/13/2014
  • Series: Owner Series , #3
  • Pages: 356
  • Sales rank: 309,642
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Neal Asher is a science fiction writer whose work has been nominated for both the Philip K. Dick and the British Fantasy Society awards. He has published more than fifteen books, many set within his “Polity” universe, including Gridlinked, The Skinner, and Prador Moon. He divides his time between Essex and a home in Crete.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Hell uv a climax

    As depressing as the future it paints is I like this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2014

    Excellent story line diminished by frequent, overly detailed, de

    Excellent story line diminished by frequent, overly detailed, descriptions of Galahad's depravity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Falconsoar

    Okay, let me try again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    IceDancer

    She nodded. "Okay." ((If I don't reply within 5 minutes, I fell asleep.))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Nightpaw

    "Is she ok?"she whimpered

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    Ashstorm &starf

    The starclan kissed her head, and purred, "stay young one... many love you" as he faded away

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Northernchill

    The green age of asher is what is called.

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