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Polity Agent (Agent Cormac 4) (original 2006; edition 2010)

by Neal Asher

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Title:Polity Agent (Agent Cormac 4)
Authors:Neal Asher
Info:Tor (2010), Paperback, 496 pages
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Polity Agent by Neal Asher (2006)

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Author Neal Asher begins to give some "Aha!" moments, as loose ends from the previous three novels begin coming together. Not all of them, mind you, but several. This isn't simply good-vibes Star Warsy fiction: it's hard sci-fi, so there is a lot of physics description involved. ( )
  bryan.miller.3705 | Jun 21, 2013 |
Keeps getting better.
Enjoyed this book much more than the previous one, so I am now looking forward to getting into the next one in the series.
Full of fantastic monsters, weapons, plots and subplots. Would recommend this one to anyone but would suggest you read the previous ones in the series first.
Brilliant, keep them coming. ( )
  jltott | Jun 7, 2010 |
Neal Asher does it again. If you liked previous Cormac novels this won't disappoint. Highly recommended to all in search of the best in space opera. ( )
  ennui2342 | Jan 7, 2010 |
Something is rotten in the Polity.

As I continue to read the Cormac series out of order. Or so the Super Agents begin to suspect, as Asher continues to through multiple plotpiles and multiple proton and pulse weapons at you.

The AI overlord Erebus starts to seriously move against the Polity, Dragon and Mika investigate ancient races, some of whom might still be around.

Begg and Cormac and his Sparkind team end up in a whole lot of trouble in an excellent end to a book that amazingly seems a bit slow in the middle.

Bad guys, not sure about women, and AI attack ships abound.

You like the others, you'll like this.

http://superprose.blogspot.com/2008/09/cormac-4-polity-agent.html ( )
  bluetyson | Sep 3, 2008 |
We find out more about Jain technology, more about Dragon, and more about the Polity and its AIs.

A great read. Looking forward to the next one. ( )
  gregandlarry | Dec 26, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0330441523, 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 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 nodes and a renegade attack ship, The King of Hearts, has encountered something very nasty outside the Polity itself.

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From 800 years in the future, a runcible gate is opened into the Polity in order to take the alien 'Maker' back to its home civilization. But the refugees who come through the gate tell agent Cormac that the entire Maker civilization has been destroyed, thanks to a pernicious virus known as the Jain technology.… (more)

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