Gridlinked (Ian Cormac, Book 1)

Gridlinked (Ian Cormac, Book 1)

Neal Asher has been publishing brief fiction and books within the small press in Britain for numerous years, and made a profitable movement to paperback in 2001 with Gridlinked. He received a sheaf of favorable notices. “This is an excellent and audacious paintings, chock-full of state of the art rules. . . . i glance ahead to [his subsequent books] significantly and to seeing Asher obtain the luck he's sincerely destined for. hugely recommended,” stated Now Asher crosses the Atlantic and breaks into hardcover with Gridlinked, a technology fiction event within the vintage, fast paced, action-packed culture of Harry Harrison and Poul Anderson, with a splash of cyberpunk and a touch of Ian Fleming extra to spice the combination.

Cormac is a mythical Earth imperative safeguard agent, the James Bond of a prosperous destiny the place "runcibles" (matter transmitters managed by means of AIs) let interstellar commute in a watch blink during the settled worlds of the Polity. regrettably Cormac is almost burnt out, "gridlinked" to the AI web see you later that his humanity has began to empty away. He has to take the cold-turkey medication and shake his habit to having his mind at the net.

Now he needs to do with out simply as he’s despatched to enquire the original runcible catastrophe that is burnt up the whole human colony on planet Samarkand in a thirty-megaton explosion. With the runcible out, Cormac needs to get there by means of send, yet he has incurred the wrath of a vicious psychopath referred to as Arian Pelter, who now follows him around the galaxy with a terrifying psychotic killer android in tow. And deep underneath Samarkand's floor there are buried mysteries, fiercely guarded.

This is fast-moving, edge-of-the-seat leisure -- an American debut that is certain to make a touch and release Neal Asher in an important way.

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