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Neal Asher

Autor(a) de Gridlinked

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Séries

Obras de Neal Asher

Gridlinked (2001) 1,625 cópias, 36 resenhas
The Skinner (2002) 1,020 cópias, 27 resenhas
The Line of Polity (2003) 860 cópias, 20 resenhas
Brass Man (2005) 826 cópias, 12 resenhas
Prador Moon (2006) 810 cópias, 31 resenhas
Polity Agent (2006) 653 cópias, 12 resenhas
Cowl (2004) 652 cópias, 18 resenhas
The Voyage of the Sable Keech (2006) 609 cópias, 11 resenhas
Line War (2008) 572 cópias, 10 resenhas
Shadow of the Scorpion (2008) 528 cópias, 16 resenhas
Hilldiggers (2007) 499 cópias, 10 resenhas
The Departure (2011) 443 cópias, 18 resenhas
Dark Intelligence (2015) 440 cópias, 15 resenhas
The Technician (2010) — Autor — 438 cópias, 11 resenhas
Orbus (2009) — Autor — 380 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Engineer ReConditioned (2006) 315 cópias, 6 resenhas
War Factory (2016) 263 cópias, 8 resenhas
The Gabble and Other Stories (2008) 259 cópias, 7 resenhas
Zero Point (2012) 254 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Soldier (2018) 235 cópias, 8 resenhas
Infinity Engine (2017) — Autor — 227 cópias, 10 resenhas
Jupiter War (2013) 202 cópias, 8 resenhas
Africa Zero (2006) 160 cópias, 1 resenha
The Warship (2019) 140 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Human (2020) 118 cópias, 6 resenhas
Jack Four (2021) 95 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Parasite (1996) 60 cópias, 1 resenha
Weaponized (2022) 59 cópias, 2 resenhas
Lockdown Tales (2020) 58 cópias, 9 resenhas
Runcible Tales: Science Fiction Short Stories (1999) 44 cópias, 1 resenha
Snow in the Desert (2003) 31 cópias, 2 resenhas
War Bodies (2023) 30 cópias
Lockdown Tales 2 (2023) 25 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Engineer (1998) 22 cópias
Mindgames: Fool's Mate (1992) 14 cópias
Mason's Rats (1999) 14 cópias, 1 resenha
Total Conflict (2015) 12 cópias, 2 resenhas
Strood 9 cópias, 1 resenha
Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck (2005) 8 cópias, 1 resenha
Proctors (1998) 6 cópias
The Gabble [short story] (2006) 6 cópias
Alien Archeaology (2007) 6 cópias
The Sea of Death (2001) 5 cópias
Jenny Trapdoor 5 cópias
Watchcrab 5 cópias
Adaptogenic (2002) 5 cópias
Black Rat 4 cópias
Acephalous Dreams (2005) 4 cópias
Tiger Tiger (2005) 4 cópias
The Veteran 4 cópias
The Owner (1998) 4 cópias
Memories of Earth 3 cópias, 1 resenha
Fantastical 3 cópias
The Gurnard [short story] (1996) 3 cópias
Autotractor 3 cópias
Sucker 2 cópias
Owner Space 2 cópias
Bioship (2007) 2 cópias
Spatterjay (1995) 2 cópias
Putrefactors (1999) 2 cópias
Garp And Geronamid (2005) 2 cópias
Choudapt (2008) 2 cópias
Shell Game (2009) 2 cópias
Jable Sharks (1995) 2 cópias
Snairls (1995) 2 cópias
The Torbeast's Prison (2000) 2 cópias
The Thrake (1998) 2 cópias
Dr. Whip 1 exemplar(es)
Raising Moloch 1 exemplar(es)
Walking John and Bird 1 exemplar(es)
Plenty 1 exemplar(es)
Bad Boy 1 exemplar(es)
Monitor Logan 1 exemplar(es)
The Relict 1 exemplar(es)
An Alien On Crete 1 exemplar(es)
The Engineer [novella] 1 exemplar(es)
Recoper 1 exemplar(es)
Plastipaktm Limited 1 exemplar(es)
Neal" 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection (2006) — Contribuinte — 531 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection (2008) — Contribuinte — 481 cópias, 3 resenhas
The New Space Opera 2 (2009) — Contribuinte — 326 cópias, 11 resenhas
Year's Best SF 8 (2003) — Contribuinte — 260 cópias, 3 resenhas
Year's Best SF 11 (2006) — Contribuinte — 236 cópias, 5 resenhas
Year's Best SF 10 (2005) — Contribuinte — 231 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 1 (2007) — Contribuinte — 223 cópias, 6 resenhas
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuinte — 185 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection (2014) — Contribuinte — 171 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 2 (2008) — Contribuinte — 142 cópias, 3 resenhas
Galactic Empires (2017) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias, 2 resenhas
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Mammoth Book of SF Wars (2012) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias, 2 resenhas
Galactic Empires (2008) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias, 3 resenhas
Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers (2019) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias, 1 resenha
The Mammoth Book of Kaiju (2016) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias, 1 resenha
London Centric: Tales of Future London (2020) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias, 8 resenhas
Subterfuge (2008) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias, 1 resenha
In Space No One Can Hear You Scream (2013) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Conflicts (2010) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Space Pirates (2008) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias, 2 resenhas
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 37, No. 4 & 5 [April/May 2013] (2013) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias, 1 resenha
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 31, No. 6 [June 2007] (2007) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Love, Death + Robots: The Official Anthology, Volume 2+3 (2022) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Legends 3: Stories in Honour of David Gemmell (2019) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias, 4 resenhas
Vivisepulture (2011) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias, 1 resenha
Orioni vöö. 1 (2020) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Bifrost n°38 (2005) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Strange Pleasures (2001) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Asher, Neal L.
Data de nascimento
1961-02-04
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Billericay, Essex, England, UK
Locais de residência
Chelmsford, Essex, England, UK
Ocupação
machinist
machine programmer
gardener

Membros

Resenhas

Very entertaining space opera. The setting reminds me of Iain M. Banks' The Culture, but somewhat darker and less utopic. The plot is very dynamic, an action-oriented story about revenge, with antagonistic aliens, brain implants, recent interstellar wars, super-intelligent AIs and all kinds of smugglers and crime syndicates operating in a lawless zone between hostile powers.

This novel is not suited for someone who is not used to reading SF, because it takes from granted some familiarity with concepts like brain augmentation that might be confusing for readers not used to that. However, an average SF reader should have no problem following it, even with no familiarity whatsoever with previous Neal Asher novels set in the same universe (in my case, this is the first novel by this author I have read). There were some references to events that apparently have been described in other books, but nothing that could not be understood by context.

Being the first in a new trilogy, the ending closed many of the storylines but still left some open questions that will be dealt with in the following books. One of the most interesting characters is an antagonist, the rogue AI called Penny Royal, and trying to figure out its motivations provides a lot of the fun. In this novel, however, we only get to understand part of it, and I would have liked a bigger payoff at the end. I guess it's part of the cost of reading SF&F, most novels seem to be part of a series, made worse because in this case I broke my own rule about trying not to read series until they are finished.

To sum up, this is an action-packed story and it's fun to read. I like when we can empathize completely with at least one of the characters, but this is not really that kind of story. It can be enjoyed as a standalone, but I would feel able to judge it more fairly once I have read the whole trilogy.
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jcm790 | outras 14 resenhas | May 26, 2024 |
I'm a little hard-pressed to decide what I can say about this novel, partly because I'm not sure what I can say about Asher's work that hasn't been said, partly because I'm not interested in giving away any spoilers. At the very baseline though, this is a view of life at the very bottom of the food chain in Asher's galactic civilization, as this time he's writing about the fate of human slaves in this reality, and it's just as nasty and gross as one can imagine; the existential opposite from "cozy." That's probably the point; that there are millions of people living shit existences in our own world, a number that is ever expanding, and rubbing that reality in, might be the thematic back story here. In the end, I liked this novel, but this is not the place to begin if you're coming fresh to Asher; the "Transformation" trilogy might be a good starting place for the total newbie.… (mais)
 
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Shrike58 | outras 4 resenhas | May 8, 2024 |
I am not (yet) well-versed in the Asher universe. I've only read one or two others and Locus reviews of a few more. The Technician makes constant reference to events in other books, especially the Prador War, but still works OK as a standalone. Space opera of the modern sort, which means big numbers tossed around freely -- intelligent (and hostile) entities that are millions of years old, space weapons capable of ripping planets and suns apart, population deaths in the thousands and millions -- and gory death and mutilation every few chapter, a penchant of Asher, Hamilton, and Barnes, and probably others. The story in this one revolves around a proctor of the Theocracy -- a willing if not particular major cog in a vicious religious government -- twenty years after the Polity and other forces toppled the govenment and a creature called the Technician chewed up most of him but didn't kill him, and left something behind. His story is interesting enough to carry the primary arc of the book, along with some revelations about where the Technician came from.

One annoying part is that scene shifts from one set of characters to another are completely unmarked by any whitespace. I don't know if this is an Asher gimmick to keep the reader off-guard or bad editing by the publisher (Night Shade Books), but I found no value in it.

Can't quite label this "recommended" -- it's just space opera with bits of horror -- but there's nothing wrong with it if that's your thing.
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ChrisRiesbeck | outras 10 resenhas | Mar 9, 2024 |
Crash, bang, wallop. In space. Big ships and narrow escapes. I need a gridlink to Neil Asher's mind to have any chance of remembering the details of who all the characters and motivations are. But the ride was fun, if confusing and inconclusive. Leading man, Agent Ian Cormac, needs a life. But maybe he's not human after all....
 
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breathslow | outras 11 resenhas | Jan 27, 2024 |

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