Best Read [Neal Asher] Æ Polity Agent || [Horror Book] PDF ☆

  • Title: Polity Agent
  • Author: Neal Asher
  • ISBN: 9780330441520
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback

  • From eight hundred years in the future, a runcible gate is opened into the Polity and those coming through it have been sent specially to take the alien maker back to its home civilization in the Small Magellanic cloud Once these refugees are safely through, the gate itself is rapidly shut downbecause something alien is pursuing them The gate is then dumped into a nearbyFrom eight hundred years in the future, a runcible gate is opened into the Polity and those coming through it have been sent specially to take the alien maker back to its home civilization in the Small Magellanic cloud Once these refugees are safely through, the gate itself is rapidly shut downbecause something alien is pursuing them The gate is then dumped into a nearby sun From those refugees who get through, agent Cormac learns that the Maker civilization has been destroyed by pernicious virus known as the Jain technology This, of course, raises questions why was Dragon, a massive biocontruct of the Makers, really sent to the Polity why did a Jain node suddenly end up in the hands of someone who could do the most damage with it Meanwhile an entity called the Legate is distributing pernicious Jain nodesAnd a renegade attack ship, The King of Hearts, has encountered something very nasty outside the Polity itself.
    Neal Asher
    I ve been an engineer, barman, skip lorry driver, coalman, boat window manufacturer, contract grass cutter and builder Now I write science fiction books, and am slowly getting over the feeling that someone is going to find me out, and can call myself a writer without wincing and ducking my head As professions go, I prefer this one I don t have to clock in, change my clothes after work, nor scrub sensitive parts of my body with detergent I think I ll hang around.Source blogger profile 139339


    Tim Hicks
    Five stars because it is exactly the kind of book it is trying to be; not Great Lit'racheh, just a ripping yarn. You'll enjoy and understand it more if you have read at least several of the previous Polity books. Having said that, I missed Line of Polity and got along fine. Imagine all you've ever read about AIs and really honking big spaceships. Take Alastair Reynolds and turn it up a notch. Take anyone else and turn it up to 11. Stir in at least ten forms that intelligence can take. Add hypers [...]

    Bad Ass.etely. What startes off as semi-slow burn turns into a hectic inferno at the end. This is definitely not a starter novel, the books should be read in sequence, if for nothing more than to comprehend the full scope of the Polity Universe. I won't bother going into backstory but suffice to say that the Uber Agent Cormac is back and laden with a threat that beats the Borg and the Cylons, combined! With the help of starship Titans such as Jack, King, Jerusalem and Battlewagon, they fight for [...]

    I admit, I'm at a bit of a loss how to describe Polity Agent without giving anything of importance away. It's a bit like trying to describe the universe - it is a big story involving numerous AI ships, Earth Central, Earth Central's emissary Horace Blegg, Earth Central's agent Cormac, a rogue AI, technology that will kill all intelligent life, a scientist, the entity known as Dragon, and a human-AI mix from a construction project.I think I have all the key players.A robot known as the Legate giv [...]

    Space opera - chock full of gadgets, action, aliens, AIs.Note: I started on Book 4 without reading the second and third books in the series, and so any trouble I had finishing this book was my own doing. But still, this turned out to be much more interesting than when I started it a year ago Several things are happening at once, something to do with the Dragon, and Jain nodes, and the King, which is apparently a renegade AI, and an immortal being who was around in WWII, and a powerful intervenor [...]

    Polity Agent is the fourth book in the Agent Cormac series, a series I've been catching up with and thoroughly enjoying. The second and third books in the series, The Line of Polity and Brass Man, dealt with the emergence of Jain tech and Skellor's use of it and was a fairly self-contained duology within the main story. Of course, just because that sub-story concluded it doesn't mean everything is fine, far from it - Jain tech is still out there and Polity Agent hits the ground running.As a runc [...]

    If a threat to the Polity seemed huge in the previous book, it becomes a runaway train or, rather, a spaceship in this one. The alien technology is spreading and subsuming people and AIs alike. The death toll is enormous and Cormac has to solve the mystery of the Dragon, Horace Blegg and his new abilities. Better than the previous book, it sets the stage for the culmination of the series. While I like all the old characters, I found the new ones - like Orlandine or some of the AIs - I enjoyed th [...]

    Miki Habryn
    Boss level! This series begs comparison to Banks, but I've already made one, so book by book the scale is shifting towards the epic interstellar space opera end of the continuum, developing further near-omnipotent AI characters whilst wrapping up the merely human - usually by death. I'm starting to find some of the longer-running plot arc developments perplexing, with a feeling that some of the reveals are really retcons. Still a rollicking good read, though.

    Martin Streetman
    This book was certainly a page turner but in the end left a few too many things unresolved for my taste. As with many books in this genre it introduced as few things that border on philosophy. In this book since essentially anyone who wants to can effectively live forever, some people just get board and turn themselves off, and I thought that was interesting.

    Problema tårnar seg opp i Polity-universet, og Ian Cormac er midt oppi det.Denne boka er både svært spennande og byr på forklaringar og oppnøsting av ein del lause trådar frå dei førre bøkene. Dessverre har boka òg litt vel mange lause trådar, og dei stor romkrigsscenene blir av og til for uoversiktlege.Men huhei, for eit litterært prosjekt.

    Another episode in the events of the Polity universe and the attack on it by the alien Jain technology and now rogue AIs.A very enjoyable read as Ian Cormac discovers that he is more like Horace Blegg than he thought. With Skellor gone, Jain technology finds new allies and the rogue AI Erebus makes its presence known.

    Simon Ford

    Jeff Mcleod
    So far, this is my favorite in my journey to the far edges of Neal Asher's Polity universe with Agent Ian Cormac. I had read that Asher's writing really tightened up on his later novels, and I certainly see that in Polity Agent. This book is filled to the brim with incredible action, nightmare creatures, space horror and startling revelations (both for the reader and for a few main characters). Seems to have a much better flow . . . and maybe it's just because I'm so familiar with the characters [...]

    If you've read the other books in the series, this book takes it up a notch. The action is bigger, the twists and turns more fun, and the exploration of the Polity universe still engaging.One caveat is that this book really doesn't focus on Agent Cormac as much as some of the others, so if that's what you came back for, you might be slightly disappointed (he's still there, just not on every page).If anything, this fourth novel in the Agent Cormac series shows this universe has legs, and there ca [...]

    I Cristian
    4 books in a series of 5 and only now do we actually find out who the main villain is. And I don't care. It's a wild ride AND it was worth the wait. And we don't actually learn too much about what it actually wants. And I don't care.The book is - like most of the other Polity books - almost non-stop action. It starts off slower, but picks up speed and is quite good at introducing new characters and new plot lines to the overall story. It is quite annoying that Asher simply forgets or ignores som [...]

    Mike Heath
    After surviving the horror of Skellor, this book involves the the return of characters and the resolution of situations created in earlier books. With Cormac recovering from the culmination of Jain tech in the hands of Skellor, a new story arc starts with the Haiman Orlandine getting her hands on a new Jain node.Horace Blegg returns and you start to understand his history and the story takes an unexpected twist.By the end, you have started to get some answers and this book really expands the ove [...]

    Florin Constantinescu
    If you liked the synopsis of the 'Polity' universe, then this is the book to start it with. Albeit standing somewhere between the 4th and 6th book in the universe, the previous books are simply badly written and contain very small amounts of information that isn't 'recapped' somewhere in this one.Some kind of magic transformation must've occurred to the author somewhere after the previous book in the series, and here he delivers fast, interesting, well-written action with cool characters, situat [...]

    Pawel Dolega
    Simply another installment of Agent Cormac series set in Polity universe. For all of you who already read prior Cormac's adventures - it's definitely on par with other installments. Maybe slightly less interesting than "Brass Man" - but that's probably because the larger intrigue just got initiated and will be (probably) concluded in the next (last) book.For all others, not familiar with Cormac or Polity universe - just start from "Gridlinked".

    Carl Barlow
    Another crowd pleaser.

    Kristýna Obrdlíková
    Hodně to zpřímočařelo, víc military sci-fi a akce, míň psychologie a zábavy s postavami. Ale baví mě to. :-)

    Elizabeth Nephew
    Can't get enough of Ian Cormac.

    Mike Rogers
    Maybe my favorite of the entire series. Great stuff!

    More pulpy space opera

    Jim Mann
    So many of the great British SF writers don't get enough attention in the US. Alastair Reynolds is first on that list. I nominate him for Hugos every year, but his novels don't make the ballot. Neal Asher is another example. His Polity series is a rich space opera, set in a well-though-out future, and the books are exciting reads (if at times overly violent). Yet Asher also gets overlooked. Polity Agent is the fourth Ian Cormac novel. It is set in in the Polity -- a society reminiscent of Banks' [...]

    Louis Vigo
    The story definitely thickens at this point. I'm not sure how it would read to someone who has not read the other previous books up to this point, but Asher does a masterful job at weaving them all together into one big story. I'm not sure how much he actually planned before he wrote, but it very well though out. Aside from a few minor grips here and there I thoroughly enjoy how he weaves themes of eugenics, determinism, and the whole thing had an existential feel to it as well (but I may have r [...]

    Book 4 of the 'Cormac' series, about Agent Cormac of the Polity.The title says 'Polity Agent', and the series is the 'Cormac Series', but the agent himself -- Ian Cormac -- seems to be missing from a lot of the book, including the ending. This book was similar to others by Asher, where he has multiple threads that the story jumps between, with all of those threads converging at the end. The need to keep these multiple threads in your head, to fully understand how the 'big picture' is evolving, m [...]

    Clay Brown
    Neal Asher pretty much continues with Cormac and crew here, in #4 of this series of 5 about Agent Cormac. In this one I'm beginning to get a little bit impatient as the same forces comingle as they fight the Jain Technology, Dragon is a sort of ally and sort of not one, and The Makers are hard to fathom. Still Asher's talent lies in the transformations of his characters into something more than human. Here he has that occurring and it's best when the author focuses on character rather than the d [...]

    Better than its predecessors, Polity Agent is an interesting if imperfect read. Anyone that gets to this, the fourth Polity book, knows the back-story - humans ruled by beneficent dictator AI's, the main character Ian Cormac a sort of James Bond in space. It's a good premise.The biggest flaw in these books, less pronounced than in previous entries but still there, is that in this series Neal Asher has failed to create truly compelling characters. In my opinion his MOST compelling was a terrible [...]

    After many books following Asher's plot within the Polity I think I became tired of it. It is still a nice standard sci-fi novel, but somehow reusing the same cliches again and again make it down on my rating. The first thing that came to my mind was : Oh! Cormac again, oh! another war-time drone and so on So nothing new. Certainly, Asher twists a little the plot and retakes and expand some lose threads of previous books, which is nice. In an attempt to make things better, it changes the narrato [...]

    Poetic Justice
    Advanced technology is not for the faint-hearted. Especially when the melding pot of Asher's imagination heats up due to exotic elements' exothermic reactions. That, and total annihilation. He is the Master of constructing the most outrageous scientific perversions only to have them blown up to smithereens in an orgy of artistic, principled, esoteric and strictly in-scale manner: from the fledgling quantum tremolos of the nano-scale to the gigantic gales of the macrocosm.It is remarkable that he [...]

    C Yates
    I usually only log in to write negative reviews (if something is so awful, I need somewhere to vent), but this is actually the first book that has made me feel like I should take the time to log in and give a positive review.Originally I wasn't that much of a Cormac fan; why have James Bond in space when things like the AI's, Dragon, technologies (etc) are written about so well and so much more interesting? As such, I have found some of his earlier books decent but a little slow, though they hav [...]

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