The Line of Polity (Agent Cormac #2)

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Pan Macmillan, Jun 12, 2018 - 672 pages
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Agent Cormac is back in this full-scale sci-fi novel by the master of space opera, Neal Asher.Outlink station Miranda has been destroyed by a nanomycelium, and the very nature of this sabotage suggests that the alien bioconstruct Dragon - a creature as untrustworthy as it is gigantic - is somehow involved. Sent out on a titanic Polity dreadnought, the Occam Razor, agent Cormac must investigate the disaster.Meanwhile, on the remote planet Masada, the long-term rebellion can never rise above-ground, as the slave population is subjugated by orbital laser arrays controlled by the Theocracy in their cylinder worlds, and by the fact that they cannot safely leave their labour compounds. For the wilderness of Masada lacks breathable air and out there roam monstrous predators called hooders and siluroynes, not to mention the weird and terrible gabbleducks.The Line of Polity is the second novel in Neal Asher's popular Agent Cormac series.

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User Review  - AnnieMod - LibraryThing

If you liked Gridlinked, you will want to read this book. If you had not read it, you better go and read it before you continue with this one - not that the story does not stand on its own but a lot ... Read full review

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User Review  - kenzen - LibraryThing

The Cormac story continues and improves. The stakes certainly are higher and I wonder where we'll go from here. Moving on to the Brass Man, which promises the return of an annoying villain. Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Neal Asher is the author of over twenty science fiction novels. His series include: The Owner Trilogy, Spatterjay, Agent Cormac, and Transformation, many of which take place in his "Polity Universe." He is also the author of several short collections, as well as the standalone novel, Cowl, a 2004 Philip K. Dick Award nominee. Neal divides his time between his hometown in Essex, England and Crete.

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