The Line of Polity (Ian Cormac, Book 2) by Neal Asher

By Neal Asher

The road Of Polity is a right away sequel to Neal Asher's first novel, Gridlinked, that includes the go back of Cormac, of Earth critical protection, and his previous adversary Dragon, a gnomic - and possibly adversarial - alien.

Outlink station Miranda has been destroyed through a nanomycelium, and the very nature of this sabotage means that the alien bioconstruct Dragon - a creature as untrustworthy because it is big - is by some means concerned. despatched out on a mammoth Polity dreadnought, the Occam Razor, agent Cormac needs to examine the catastrophe.

in the meantime, at the distant planet Masada, the long term uprising can by no means upward thrust above-ground, because the slave inhabitants is subjugated via orbital laser arrays managed by means of the Theocracy of their cylinder worlds, and by means of the truth that they can't accurately go away their labour compounds. For the desolate tract of Masada lacks breathable air ... and in the market roam large predators known as hooders and siluroynes, let alone the unusual and bad gabbleducks.

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As she clouted the book, the picture continued running through its animation. The creature tilted its head back and swallowed the man whole... then the picture clicked back to where it was gripping his head again, and had clearly gone into a loop. "Bugger," the woman muttered, clouting the book a second time. Now the animation resumed as it should, and proceeded to the house of sticks. The woman went on, "That very night the heroyne came to stand over his house of sticks. " the woman asked, checking her watch.

Whacking Skellor is not an option yet," Cormac told him. " "Gotcha," said Gant, clicking the three barrels of his multigun round by one turn, before swapping magazines. He glanced at Scar. "Night work," he explained. The dracoman likewise adjusted his weapon. " Cormac asked. "Rail," said Gant. Cormac nodded before moving on. Rather than firing bright pulses of ionized aluminium dust, their guns would now be firing tipped iron slugs; whether those tips were ceramal, hollow, or mercury was a matter of choice.

Beyond the surgical robot there was a hole in the wall of the dome, out of which gyred all the loose rubbish sucked from the laboratory. Cormac stepped through it and saw the shuttle — a U-shaped lander twenty metres long — resting at the edge of the encampment to the side where the autolaser tower had stood. A pulse-gun was firing intermittently from one of the shuttle's turrets, bringing down calloraptors that were coming in to see what all the excitement was about. Cormac walked on until the frame in his intensifier closed to a line, and then he peered at the ground.

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