Released on 29 November 2018.

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The Skinner

4.14 based on 3912 ratings & 158 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

IS IMMORTALITY WORTH THE PRICE?

The savage ocean planet of Spatterjay draws visitors with very different agendas. Erlin is immortal and seeks a reason to keep living. Janer hosts a hive mind, which paid him to find this planet. And Keech is an agent of Earth who’s been dead for seven hundred years – but still hunts a notorious criminal.

On Spatterjay’s vast waterscapes, only the Old Captains risk the native life forms and their voracious appetites. However, they are now barely human. And somewhere out there Keech’s target – the Skinner – runs wild. Keech pursues the Skinner for atrocities committed in a centuries-past war, fought with the alien Prador. But one of these Prador is fast approaching Spatterjay to exterminate witnesses to his own war crimes. And he won’t spare its visitors.

In the media

Crammed full of inventive technology, organic and artificial intelligence, horrible monsters, and a thick mesh of story lines.
SFX
An exhilarating tour through one of the most ingeniously, elaborately deadly worlds since Harry Harrison invented Death World in the 1960s.
Locus
His easy style and intriguing plot make for a great story that treats the reader as an adult rather than an educationally subnormal adolescent.
The Times