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Infinity Engine: Transformation Book Three Hardcover – March 21, 2017
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“Incredible beings wielding vast alien technologies, devastating space battles, and mind-blowing science . . . Asher completes his Transformation series with this powerful work that transcends the borders of morality, existence, and spacetime itself.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A wide-screen special-effects extravaganza, a space opera featuring gods and monsters . . . Doc Smith and Olaf Stapledon in a blender, turned up to eleven, with the contents splattering across the ceiling.” ―Russell Letson, Locus
Praise for War Factory
Asher ventures into some terrifying minds and incredible space battles in this tangled but heart-pounding sequel, which achieves a rare success in depicting truly nonhuman forms of intelligence.”
Praise for Dark Intelligence
"Beautifully paced ... does just as well as at slam-bang action scenes as at painting frightening pictures ... This is space opera at a high peak of craftsmanship."
Publishers Weekly, starred review
What Asher delivers here is state-of-the-art SF on so many levels a compelling, smart read.”
Paul Di Filippo, Locus
"Blends large portions of horror and mystery into an SF tale of revenge and redemption ... a complex and satisfying work."
Library Journal, starred review
"An exciting, intricate, and unabashedly futuristic story rife with twists and turns ... Asher returns to his popular far-future series, Polity Universe, with another fast-paced space opera filled with his trademark technological marvels and elaborate world building."
"Hardboiled, fast-paced space opera epic ... Asher’s books are similar to the world of Iain M. Banks’ Culture universe, but the Polity is arguably a much darker and more vicious environmentand all the better for it."
"Perpetually on the knife's edge, and this constant tension works wonders for creating a page-turning atmosphere. It's a damningly gripping and infecting book."
"A superb novel and Asher has an amazing talent for world-building, for writing larger-than-life characters, for weaving gripping plots and for imagining exotic alien races and wonderful technologies. Huge ships! Big weapons! Space battles! Ground battles! Treason! Revenge! This is New Space Opera at its best."
Sense of Wonder
"One of his best works so far ... Asher is a modern master of sci-fi."
"[The Polity books] are SF novels that mix early cyberpunk’s insouciance with the widescreen baroque spectacle of space opera and the pacing of an airport action-thriller. But even by Neal Asher’s standards, there’s something particularly grisly about Dark Intelligence.”
Praise for Neal Asher
Asher rocks with XXX adrenaline while delivering a vivid future.”
David Brin, New York Times-bestselling author of Kiln People
What has six arms, a large beak, looks like a pyramid, has more eyes than you’d expect, and talks nonsense? If you don’t know the answer to that, then 1) you should and 2) you haven’t been reading Neal Asher (see point 1).”
Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Projects the terror-haunted sensibility of our time into a future of limitless brutality . . . Asher displays great virtuosity.”
The New York Times
Asher has lit up the sky of science fiction like a new sun.”
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Now I'm an Asher addict. While waiting for the release of this Ive finished his Owner series, the other two Transformations, and everything else but the entire Agent Cormac series - I'm only 3 books in on that so far.
Mr. Asher is close to becoming my Favorite Author Evar, only slightly lagging behind Peter F. Hamilton. But Mr. Hamilton has a couple decades' lead and I only discovered Asher's works a year ago, so time will tell!
- There seems to be more re-capping in this book than Asher has done for other books in the series.
- The two sex scenes are fairly gratuitous and the second one is pretty graphic (thankfully, both are short).
- I'm not all that happy with Penny Royal's personal goal. It seems awfully esoteric and I can't really see what the draw would be for him. Of course, he's an AI and I'm not. So, what do I know?
Other than that, I'm happy with the book, the trilogy, and the series. I'm rating this one at a Very Good 4 stars out of 5.
If so, then color me bad, because I resent that this wonderful book by Neil Asher is over for me.
I also compound this with the sin of envy for envying those who have just started.
In short, a wonderful, wonderfully paced, and wonderfully written conclusion to his wonderful trilogy. Did I mention wonderful?
A seemingly real, vibrant and complex universe that somehow seems familiar and alien and too complex to grasp, all at the same time? Check.
Seemingly real, vibrant and complex characters that are both familiar and alien, and somehow relatable? Check.
Seemingly real, confusing and confounding ethical dilemmas that are both human and alien, and somehow pertain equally to fictional and real world conditions? Check.
Highly recommended. Well done, Mr Asher.
I gave him all perfect scores not because I think everything was perfect, but rather because my experience reading a book like this was as perfect as I could expect. The second book in the series is the least best, but probably due to the "curse of the middle", where there is no true beginning nor real end.