Snow in the Desert (Short Reads)

Neal Asher

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02 December 2011
31 pages

Now featured as part of the Love Death + Robots series on Netflix

Snow in the Desert is compelling, brutal and lingers long after the final word: the perfect introduction to Neal Asher’s Polity universe fiction.

In the parched, arid wastes of this far-flung Polity world, Snow is being hunted. With a prize on his head and his life in danger, trust is a luxury he can’t afford. Hirald, pale and deadly in the blistering heat, is an ambiguous presence. But who is she? What does she want from him?

Mankind has sought Snow’s secret for thousands of years, and blood will flow in the desert before it’s revealed.

Neal Asher is the author of many full-length novels, including Jack Four, The Soldier, Dark Intelligence, The Departure, The Skinner and Gridlinked.

Neal Asher’s books are like an adrenaline shot targeted directly for the brain

John Scalzi

Skillfully combines graphic action and sensitive characterisation.


Magnificently awesome. Then Asher turns it up to eleven

Peter F. Hamilton on The Soldier