Neal Asher was born in Billericay, Essex, and divides his time between here and Crete. His previous full-length novels are Gridlinked, The Skinner, The Line of Polity, Cowl, Brass Man, The Voyage of the Sable Keech, Polity Agent, Hilldiggers, Prador Moon, Line War, Shadow of the Scorpion, Orbus and The Technician.
Neal Asher was born and bred and on the Essex coast, and still lives there. His most recent novels include Brass Man, The Voyage of the Sable Keech, Polity Agent and Hilldiggers.
Asher serves up tales that are economical, crisp and frequently
fiendishly clever. The stories featuring the gabbleducks, dangerous
aliens who 'speak' in a nonsensical language, are particularly
impressive. Neal Asher: the Lewis Carroll of space opera anyone? *
BBC Focus *
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 *
The way his characters interact with the strange locations and technologies creates more than enough to keep the pages turning. If you've never sampled the delights of Asher's work then this rather entertaining collection would be a very good place to start. * SciFiNow *
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 *
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 *