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by Neal L. Asher

eBook The Parasite download ISBN: 0952718316
Author: Neal L. Asher
Publisher: Tanjen Limited (June 25, 1997)
Language: English
ePub: 1555 kb
Fb2: 1371 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: Pseudoscience
Subcategory: Science Fiction

The right of Neal Asher to be identified as the. author of this work has been asserted by him in accordance.

The Parasite, a science fiction novella (40,000 words) by Neal Asher

The Parasite, a science fiction novella (40,000 words) by Neal Asher. After mining complex ices deep in the Solar System, Jack Smith is concerned about his profit margin, but is it him who doesn’t want to face quarantine or something squirming inside him? The Cryon Corporation Director, Geoffry Haven, is also concerned about the bottom line and might consider Jack an expense The Parasite, a science fiction novella (40,000 words) by Neal Asher.

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PRAISE FOR NEAL ASHER Asher is a modern master of sci-fi. Mindgames: Fool’s Mate. Rise of the jain book one. Neal. Starburst magazine Projects the terror-haunted sensibility of our time into a future of limitless brutality. New York New Jersey. Published in the United Kingdom by Tor, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited.

Neal Asher was born 1961 in Billericay, Essex, the son of a school teacher and a lecturer in applied mathematics .

Neal Asher was born 1961 in Billericay, Essex, the son of a school teacher and a lecturer in applied mathematics who were also SF aficionados. Prior to 2000 the Asher had stories accepted by British small press SF and fantasy magazines but post 2000 his writing career took flight. Pan Macmillan offered him a three-book contract and have now published many more UK, America, Russia, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Japan Czechoslovakia and Romania. The majority of his novels are set within one future history, known as the Polity universe.

Neal Asher eBook Online Read. Published Year: 2018 History & Fiction. The Soldier: Rise of the Jain, Book One. Author: Neal Asher. Published Year: 2001 History & Fiction. Published Year: 2016 History & Fiction. The Engineer ReConditioned. Published Year: 2014 History & Fiction. Owner 03 - Jupiter War. Published Year: 2013 History & Fiction. Published Year: 2011 History & Fiction.

Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13:9780952718314.

Neal Asher takes on first contact, Polity style. This original novel recounts the first contact between the aggressive Prador aliens, and the Polity Collective as it is forced to retool its society to a war footing. The overwhelming brute force of the Prador dreadnaughts causes several worlds and space stations to be overrun. Prador Moon follows the initial Polity defeats, to the first draws, and culminates in what might be the first Polity victory, told from the point of view of two unlikely heroes. From Publishers Weekly.

Mobile version (beta). Line War (Ian Cormac, Book 5). Neal Asher. Category: История, Военная история.

Neal Asher (born 4 February 1961) is an English science fiction writer. He lives near Chelmsford. Both of Asher's parents are educators and science fiction fans

Neal Asher (born 4 February 1961) is an English science fiction writer. Both of Asher's parents are educators and science fiction fans. Although he began writing speculative fiction in secondary school, Asher did not turn seriously to writing until he was 25. He worked as a machinist and machine programmer and as a gardener from 1979 to 1987

The Parasite, a science fiction novella (40,000 words) by Neal AsherAfter mining complex ices deep in the Solar System, Jack Smith is concerned about his profit margin, but is it him who doesn’t want to face quarantine or something squirming inside him? The Cryon Corporation Director, Geoffry Haven, is also concerned about the bottom line and might consider Jack an expense he can no longer afford, though perhaps suitable for a starring role in a snuff movie. Meanwhile, the human and unhuman agents of World Health must investigate. Perhaps it’s time to deploy vat-grown killers and an anti-photon weapon, because the parasite is coming to Earth, and it’s hungry.The Parasite was first published by Tanjen Ltd as an illustrated novella back in 1996. Tanjen closed down a number of years later and since then the novella has been difficult if not impossible to obtain. There are copies out there, but checking recently I haven’t seen one for below $50.00, which is a hell of a lot for something only 130 pages long and perhaps only for completists. I’ve edited it again, thought I haven’t been too heavy-handed since I didn’t want to deliver something that had completely ceased to be the original. This is my first attempt at self-publishing through Amazon Kindle. I hope you all enjoy it! – Neal Asher “Once again, Neal Asher gives his reader a meal of such exquisite taste that you're left like Oliver, desiring more.” – Authortrek
Comments: (7)
Arith
After reading Gridlinked some year's back, I became an instant fan of Neal Asher and began the process of accumulating all of his works, including short stories in collections and magazines. After this, I began looking for the odd bits of his earlier work. Not too bad as first--Africa Zero was still in print and The Engineer had been re-released with a collection of stories as The Engineer Reconditioned--but was absolutely flummoxed by the idea of paying $60+ for a used paperback copy of Parasite and $70+ for Runcible Tales! I decided to take a pass and forgot about them...almost.

A few weeks ago, as soon as I registered my brand new Kindle, Parasite was the first book I downloaded. Aside from some rough edges in the prose (Asher didn't have a battery of experts from Pan-Macmillan helping him back in 1997), it was great fun to read an early story containing many of the tropes of his recent work: an anti-hero protagonist, golems, scary biological organisms, very bad men behaving very badly, all combined with an action-packed, well-plotted story. Asher always entertains.

I appreciate his efforts in bringing forth this Kindle edition and hope we will see Runcible Tales in the near future.
Nilasida
The parasite mixes many of my favorite ideas. Transhumanism, symbiosis, and sentient AI. The main character is a bit bland, but every-man characters often are. Would have liked a vision of what happened two or three years after the ending, but that is best left to the imagination.
Fearlesssinger
I can only give Neal 4 stars; as entertaining as his story is, it is grammatically very sloppy.

It is as if he just banged out a short story and couldn't be bothered to proof read it. ????
Onnell
This was quite meaty for a novella and I really enjoyed it. It is one of Asher's earlier works, and lacks a little bit in the editing compared with the Pan/Tor novels, but that's OK because if it wasn't self re-published on Amazon it wouldn't be available at all.
In particular it was a treat to read about some early Polity tech ideas before the Polity books were written, for example, chainglass, golems, and an obsession with nano tendrils taking over a human body.
There was plenty of Asher style gore, and a high body count, much enjoyed, good fun.

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Delaath
Some of the basics of the Spatterjay virus, nicely laid out. Good story, a couple typos, but worth the time and money for sure.
Trash Obsession
It was rewarding to read an early Asher and see the nucleus of concepts and ideas that are fully fleshed in more recent novels, and esp. the Polity pieces.

But standalone, "The Parasite" was good, though expensive for the length.

The premise held up reasonably well and Jack Smith, the protagonist (or vector depending on your viewpoint), was sufficiently selfish for his despicable actions to make sense.

Unfortunately the villain was ridiculous, to the point that he went beyond caricature and off into some crazy place all of his own. He reminded me of Jason Andrew Bond's silly villain in Hammerhead, being an equally one dimension baddie who was filthy rich, overtly powerful and patently psychotic all in one. Perhaps I'm missing that to get ahead in life you need a gun in one hand and a nuclear warhead in the other...and a ready, aim, fire attitude to anyone and everything?

So, back to "The Parasite". The action kicks along nicely, as you'd expect in only 130-odd pages. It also wrapped up neatly, and did not trigger too many WTF moments (apart from the baddie...he really was outstandingly insane).

Overall, it's an OK read and if you like Asher's other work consider buying it. If you've not read Asher before, it's a reasonable taster of his style, keeping in mind that he has improved since this was written. And it's a taster at a reasonable price, as most of his Kindle novels are $15 or so (about twice the paperback price, go figure) but even though Asher has given it a quick editing once over, it retains the slight imperfections - grammar and otherwise - of an early work by any author.
Yahm
I was very glad to finally be a read this, as I had heard of it, but could never find it. As the description clearly states, It is a novella, not a novel, but I think the $5 cost is fair. As another reviewer said, this is pre-Polity, but it is definitely in Asher's style. If you enjoy his other books, you will most likely enjoy this.
I didn't think I could get into a novella... They usually leave me wanting. However, this is a very complete and satisfying read! If you like Mr. Asher's style, you will enjoy this imaginative, page turner, Asher gem... He just cannot write a bad anything!