#3 in series

Infinity Engine

Book 3 in the series

4.46 based on 228 ratings & 21 reviews on Goodreads.com
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Publication date: 23.03.2017
ISBN: 9781447249405
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Infinity Engine is the third and final novel in the Transformation series, by bestselling science fiction author Neal Asher, following Dark Intelligence and War Factory.

A man battles for his life, two AIs vie for supremacy and a civilization hangs in the balance . . .

Several forces now pursue rogue artificial intelligence Penny Royal, hungry for revenge or redemption. And the Brockle is the most dangerous of all. This criminal swarm-robot AI has escaped its confinement and is upgrading itself, becoming ever more powerful in anticipation of a deadly showdown.

Events also escalate aboard the damaged war factory station where Penny Royal was constructed. Here Thorvald Spear, alien prador, and an assassin drone struggle to stay alive, battling insane AIs and technology gone wild. Then the Weaver arrives - last of the Atheter, resurrected from a race that suicided two million years ago. But what could it contribute to Penny Royal's tortuous plans?

And beyond the war factory a black hole conceals a tantalizing secret which could destroy the Polity. As AIs, humans and prador clash at its boundary, will anything survive their explosive final confrontation?

In the media

Asher ventures into some terrifying minds and incredible space battles in this tangled but heart-pounding sequel, which achieves a rare success in depicting truly non-human forms of intelligence
Publishers Weekly on War Factory (Book Two)
What Asher delivers here is state-of-the-art SF on so many levels . . . a compelling, smart read
Locus on Dark Intelligence (Book One)
The high caliber complexity of the Polity universe and characters put the Transformation series and Asher on the same plane as Iain Banks, Alastair Reynolds, and Iain Macauley. Mind-bending tech, creatures, and action generate a hot-blooded plot overlaid with a smart coolness of writing that has gained Neal Asher recognition in the SF/F community as one of the strongest space opera authors.
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