Released on 16 November 2017.

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The Gabble - And Other Stories

4.06 based on 868 ratings & 30 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

'What has six arms, a large beak, looks like a pyramid, has more eyes than you'd expect and talks nonsense? If you don't know the answer to that, then 1) you should and 2) you haven't been reading Neal Asher (see point 1)' Jon Courtenay Grimwood

Neal Asher has firmly established himself as one of the leading British writers of Science Fiction. Most of his stories are set in a galactic future-scape called 'The Polity', and with The Gabble - And Other Stories, a collection of marvellously inventive and action-packed short stories, he takes us further into the manifold diversities of that amazing universe.

No one does monsters better than Neal Asher, so be prepared to discover the lives and lifestyles of such favourites as the gabbleduck and the hooder, to savour alien poisons, the walking dead, the Sea of Death, and the putrefactor symbiont.

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The master of weird, wonderful and downright gruesome alien creature creations. Add this to the great way in which Neal can quickly draw you into a story and you've got a must have collection of some of the best science fiction out there . . . this is one of the better author specific collections I've read and that Neal is one of the must read authors in the science fiction genre.
Walker of Worlds
With this collection of thirteen marvellously inventive and action-packed short stories, Neal Asher takes us further into the manifold diversities of that amazing universe.
Fantasy Book Critic
Fans of Asher's Polity future history will not be disappointed by his third collection . . . Asher delights in depicting the universe as a Hobbesian nightmare. He's superb at detailing, with macabre relish, the frailty of the flesh.
Guardian