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Orbus by Neal Asher


Orbus by Neal Asher

Orbus, the third book in Neal Asher's Spatterjay series, is the follow-up to The Voyage of the Sable Keech tracing the journey of an Old Captain, Orbus - a sadist in charge of a crew of masochists - to a planetary wasteland called The Graveyard lying between the Polity and the Prador Kingdom. An ancient war drone by the name of Sniper has stowed away aboard his spaceship, and the purpose of the journey is not entirely what the captain expected. Also heading in the same direction is the Prador king and the Prador Vrell. Vrell, having been mutated by the Spatterjay virus into something powerful and dangerous, has seized control of a Prador dreadnought, killing much of its crew, and is intent on heading back to the Prador Third Kingdom to exact vengeance on the King of the Prador, who tried to have him killed. All three ships are heading towards a climatic confrontation to The Graveyard, where underlying truths about the virus are revealed and an ancient menace to civilization reappears . . .


Orbus hits every nail on the head, every time. Neal has not only delivered an excellent, enthralling and action-packed story, but probably his most accomplished and enjoyable novel to date. I honestly can't recommend this one highly enough. * Walker of Worlds * It is, like all of Asher's work, brilliant fun. * Deathray * Rail-guns rattle off, pulse rifles fire out shots and explosions ring out. This is what Asher does best. * SciFiNow * Asher delivers a satisfying space opera full of adrenaline highs . . . Fast-paced fun. * SFX *

About the Author

Neal Asher was born in Billericay, Essex, and divides his time between here and Crete. His previous full-length novels are Gridlinked, The Skinner, The Line of Polity, Cowl, Brass Man, The Voyage of the Sable Keech, Polity Agent, Hilldiggers, Prador Moon, Line War, Shadow of the Scorpion, Orbus and The Technician. Previous Owner Series novels are The Departure and Zero Point.

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Publication date

6th August 2010


Neal Asher

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Tor an imprint of Pan Macmillan


448 pages


Science fiction



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