Out on 16 April 2020

The Human

Neal Asher

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16 April 2020
9781509862436
0 pages
Synopsis

An entire galaxy hangs in the balance . . .

A Jain warship has risen from the depths of space, emerging with a deadly grudge and a wealth of ancient yet lethal technology. It is determined to hunt down the alien Client, and will annihilate all those who stand in its way. So Orlandine must prepare humanity’s defence.

Both humanity and the Prador thought their ancient foe – the Jain – had perished in a past age. And they resolve to destroy these outliers at any cost. Orlandine wants the Client’s inside knowledge to act, but the Client has her own agenda. Earth Central therefore looks to the Prador for alliance, after the Jain destroy their fleet. However, not everyone is happy with this, and some will do anything to shatter this fragile coalition.

As the Jain warship makes its way across the galaxy, it seems unstoppable. Human and Prador forces alike struggle to withstand its devastating weaponry. Orlandine’s life work is to neutralize Jain technology, so if she can't triumph, no one can. But will she become what she’s vowed to destroy?

The Human is the final book in Neal Asher’s Rise of the Jain trilogy.

'Neal Asher's books are like an adrenaline shot targeted directly for the brain' John Scalzi, author of the Old Man's War series

'Magnificently awesome. Then Asher turns it up to eleven' Peter F. Hamilton on the first in the trilogy, The Soldier

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

John Scalzi

In this riveting sequel to The Soldier, Asher ramps up the pyrotechnics in the thunderous first salvoes of war . . . This is Asher at the top of his game

Publishers Weekly starred review on The Warship

The Soldier provides everything we demand from Asher: a beautifully complex universe where AIs, aliens and post-humans scheme and struggle – magnificently awesome. Then Asher turns it up to eleven

Peter F. Hamilton on The Soldier