“Supreme story-telling confidence...a “firest-tier” SF writer.”—Interzone
Facing an indestructible killing machine, Brass Man continues the bloody and action-packed saga of Earth Central Security Agent Ian Cormac.
On the primitive, insectile monster-filled world of Cull, a knight errant called Anderson is hunting a dragon, unaware that, far away, someone else has resurrected a near-indestructible brass killing machine called Mr. Crane to assist in a similar hunt.
But when Agent Cormac learns that this old enemy still lives, he sets out in pursuit aboard the attack ship Jack Ketch.
Meanwhile, for the people of Cull, each day proves a struggle to survive while they slowly work to escape to their forefathers' starship, still orbiting far above them. Yet an entity with questionable motives—known only as Dragon—assists them with genetic by-blows created out of humans and the hideous local monsters.
At the same time, scientist Mika begins discovering the horrifying truth about the ancient living technology produced by the alien Jain. And now Cull itself, for millennia geologically inactive, is increasingly suffering earthquakes . . .
Night Shade Books is proud to reissue Neal Asher’s Agent Cormac series, a fast-moving, edge-of-your-seat science fiction adventure from one of today’s most exciting SF talents.