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Polity Agent (Agent Cormac 4) by Neal Asher

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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Awesome! The more we see of Jain tech, the worse things get! This is complex, multileveled and just plain cool. Character development is almost nil, but that is ok, but this is a plot driven series and man, does it drive you. Highly recommended. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Like Asher's earlier Polity books, this one is also a very enjoyable guilty-pleasure wham-bang space opera page-turner.

Asher's Polity universe is kind of like the R-rated version of Iain M. Banks' PG-rated Culture: the nastiness and violence is turned up a couple notches in intensity, but the ideas are as lively, the protagonists as hip and cool, and the AI/Minds/drones as wry and amusing.

My chief complaint was that the space battle scenes dragged out far too long. ( )
  ronhenry | Nov 17, 2015 |
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 |
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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