Are you a Neal Asher fan? Daft question. How could you not be? Since 2001, when his first novel, Gridlinked , was published, he’s been at the forefront of British science fiction, giving us fast-paced, action-packed space that combines the punch-the-air grandeur of big screen space operas with the mindblowing concepts of the hardest-edged SF.
But if you haven’t read Asher before now’s a good time to start, as his latest book, Zero Point , has just hit the shelves (the virtual ones as well as the real ones). It’s also a good time to become a Neal Asher fan, because he and his publisher are offering his readers a unique chance to affect the future of his books
Because Asher’s an author who has always been in touch with his fanbase, and what his fans think matters. Not that he’s going to let you write the books for him – he’s still in control of who lives and who dies – but he and his publishers, Tor, are always interested in discovering exactly what his fans want.
So, with Zero Point , now on sale, Tor has launched a new initiative designed to help create the ultimate reading experience for Neal Asher fans. And if helping shape the future isn’t enough for you, everyone who takes part will also be in with a chance of winning one of five pieces of artwork signed by Neal Asher himself.
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In Zero Point , the second in the Owner trilogy, Earth’s Zero Asset citizens no longer face extermination from orbit. Thanks to Alan Saul, the Committee’s network of control is a smoking ruin and its robotic enforcers lie dormant. But power abhors a vacuum and, scrambling from the wreckage, comes the ruthless Serene Galahad. She must act while the last vestiges of Committee infrastructure remain intact – and she has the means to ensure command is hers.
On Mars, Var Delex fights for the survival of Antares Base, while the Argus Space Station hurls towards the red planet. And she knows whomever, or whatever, trashed Earth is still aboard. Var must save the base, while also dealing with the first signs of rebellion.
And aboard Argus Station, Alan Saul’s mind has expanded into the local computer network. In the process, he uncovers the ghastly experiments of the Humanoid Unit Development, the possibility of eternal life, and a madman who may hold the keys to interstellar flight. But Earth’s agents are closer than Saul thinks, and the killing will soon begin.