The Departure (owner Trilogy #1) by Neal AsherThe Departure (owner Trilogy #1) by Neal Asher

The Departure (owner Trilogy #1)

byNeal Asher

Paperback | April 12, 2012

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The beginning of a new series from a master of space operaThe Argus Space Station looks down on a nightmarish Earth. And from this safe distance, the Committee enforces its despotic rule. There are too many people and too few resources, and they need twelve billion to die before Earth can be stabilised. So corruption is rife, people starve, and the poor are policed by mechanised overseers and identity-reader guns. Citizens already fear the brutal Inspectorate with its pain inducers. But to reach its goals, the Committee will unleash satellite laser weaponry, taking carnage to a new level. This is the world Alan Saul wakes to, travelling in a crate destined for the Calais incinerator. How he got there he doesn't know, but he remembers pain and his tormentor's face. He also has company: Janus, a rogue intelligence inhabiting forbidden hardware in his skull. As Janus shows Saul an Earth stripped of hope, he resolves to annihilate the Committee and their regime. Once he's discovered who he was, and killed his interrogator . . . 'Full-tilt action sequences ? Delivers plenty of thrills' SFX 'Fast, dramatic stuff ? definitely not one for the faint hearted' SFFWorld.com 'I had an absolute blast with this book ? his work really does get better and better' FalcataTimes blog
Neal Asher was born in Billericay, Essex, and divides his time between here and Crete. His previous novels include the Agent Cormac series (Gridlinked +4), Spatterjay series (The Skinner +2), Polity series (Prador Moon +4) and The Owner trilogy (The Departure, Zero Point +1). He has also written The Gabble: And Other Stories
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Title:The Departure (owner Trilogy #1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 5.17 × 8.04 × 1.29 inPublished:April 12, 2012Publisher:Pan MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0330457616

ISBN - 13:9780330457613

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious A good Read Spoiled Only By Reality Making Me Put it down every now and again to do boring life things like work. Reminded me of the old Marvel Deathlok series which I used to enjoy as a boy. I wonder if there is a sequel?
Date published: 2014-12-16