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Publisher Comments:

Neal Asher has been publishing short fiction and books in the small press in Britain for several years, and made a successful move to paperback in 2001 with Gridlinked. He got a sheaf of favorable notices. “This is a brilliant and audacious work, chock-full of cutting-edge ideas. . . . I look forward to [his next books] enormously and to seeing Asher receive the success he is clearly destined for. Highly recommended,” said SFRevu.com. Now Asher crosses the Atlantic and breaks into hardcover with Gridlinked, a science fiction adventure in the classic, fast-paced, action-packed tradition of Harry Harrison and Poul Anderson, with a dash of cyberpunk and a splash of Ian Fleming added to spice the mix.

Cormac is a legendary Earth Central Security agent, the James Bond of a wealthy future where "runcibles" (matter transmitters controlled by AIs) allow interstellar travel in an eye blink throughout the settled worlds of the Polity. Unfortunately Cormac is nearly burnt out, "gridlinked" to the AI net so long that his humanity has begun to drain away. He has to take the cold-turkey cure and shake his addiction to having his brain on the net.

Now he must do without just as hes sent to investigate the unique runcible disaster that's wiped out the entire human colony on planet Samarkand in a thirty-megaton explosion. With the runcible out, Cormac must get there by ship, but he has incurred the wrath of a vicious psychopath called Arian Pelter, who now follows him across the galaxy with a terrifying psychotic killer android in tow. And deep beneath Samarkand's surface there are buried mysteries, fiercely guarded.

This is fast-moving, edge-of-the-seat entertainment — an American debut that's sure to make a splash and launch Neal Asher in a big way.

Review:

"This is a brilliant and audacious work, chock-full of cutting-edge ideas....I look forward to [his next books] enormously and to seeing Asher receive the success he is clearly destined for. Highly recommended." SFRevu.com

Review:

"If all novels could employ [a gritty] atmosphere as well as Gridlinked does, I could wish that all authors followed Neal Asher's lead....And he leaves you eager for more." SFSite.com

Review:

"Neal Asher makes the move to the big league with Gridlinked...[a] fast-moving and enjoyable tale." Starburst magazine

Review:

"From its arresting cover to its explosive climax, Gridlinked cruises at a speed most novels consider terminal velocity....'Gridlinked sets the already strong pulse of current British science fiction pounding relentlessly." Rick Kleffel, Trashotron.com

Review:

"Gridlinked is on its way to becoming a favourite book, the sort of book you reread time and again...knowing you are going to get just as excited as every time before." SFReviews.com

Synopsis:

Widescreen, state-of-the-art cyberpunk science fiction from a new writer stars Cormac, a legendary Earth Central Security agent, the James Bond of a wealthy future where "runcibles" (matter transmitters controlled by AIs) allow interstellar travel in an eye blink.

Synopsis:

Gridlinked is a science fiction adventure in the classic, fast-paced, action-packed tradition of Harry Harrison and Poul Anderson, with a dash of cyberpunk and a splash of Ian Fleming added to spice the mix.

Cormac is a legendary Earth Central Security agent, the James Bond of a wealthy future where "runcibles" (matter transmitters controlled by AIs) allow interstellar travel in an eye blink throughout the settled worlds of the Polity. Unfortunately Cormac is nearly burnt out, "gridlinked" to the AI net so long that his humanity has begun to drain away. He has to take the cold-turkey cure and shake his addiction to having his brain on the net.

Now he must do without just as hes sent to investigate the unique runcible disaster that's wiped out the entire human colony on planet Samarkand in a thirty-megaton explosion. With the runcible out, Cormac must get there by ship, but he has incurred the wrath of a vicious psychopath called Arian Pelter, who now follows him across the galaxy with a terrifying psychotic killer android in tow. And deep beneath Samarkand's surface there are buried mysteries, fiercely guarded.

This is fast-moving, edge-of-the-seat entertainment, and a great introduction to the work of one of the most exciting new SF talents in years.

Synopsis:

Praise for the British Edition:

"Gritty. Now, there's a word you don't often hear in connection with science fiction — more's the pity. If all novels could employ this atmosphere as well as Gridlinked does, I could wish that all authors followed Neal Asher's lead. Then again, this unique style is all Asher's; it's highly doubtful that a copy would be as deeply satisfying. . . .And he leaves you eager for more. . . . Is it too early in 2001 to be thinking of a top-ten list? Not with a novel this impressive."-SF site.

“I couldn’t put it down. I even ended up reading it twice. Highly recommended.”—i

“Neal Asher makes the move to the big league with Gridlinked . . . [a] fast-moving and enjoyable tale.”—Starburst magazine

About the Author

Gridlnked is Neal Ashers first novel. He lives in Chelmsord, Essex, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765307354
Publisher:
Tor Science Fiction
Location:
New York
Author:
Asher, Neal
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Disasters
Subject:
Space colonies
Subject:
Space ships
Subject:
Psychopaths
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction/Cyberpunk
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Tom Doherty Associates Book
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
August 2003
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6.76 x 4.1 x 1.18 in

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Product details 432 pages Tor Books - English 9780765307354 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is a brilliant and audacious work, chock-full of cutting-edge ideas....I look forward to [his next books] enormously and to seeing Asher receive the success he is clearly destined for. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "If all novels could employ [a gritty] atmosphere as well as Gridlinked does, I could wish that all authors followed Neal Asher's lead....And he leaves you eager for more."
"Review" by , "Neal Asher makes the move to the big league with Gridlinked...[a] fast-moving and enjoyable tale."
"Review" by , "From its arresting cover to its explosive climax, Gridlinked cruises at a speed most novels consider terminal velocity....'Gridlinked sets the already strong pulse of current British science fiction pounding relentlessly."
"Review" by , "Gridlinked is on its way to becoming a favourite book, the sort of book you reread time and again...knowing you are going to get just as excited as every time before."
"Synopsis" by , Widescreen, state-of-the-art cyberpunk science fiction from a new writer stars Cormac, a legendary Earth Central Security agent, the James Bond of a wealthy future where "runcibles" (matter transmitters controlled by AIs) allow interstellar travel in an eye blink.
"Synopsis" by ,
Gridlinked is a science fiction adventure in the classic, fast-paced, action-packed tradition of Harry Harrison and Poul Anderson, with a dash of cyberpunk and a splash of Ian Fleming added to spice the mix.

Cormac is a legendary Earth Central Security agent, the James Bond of a wealthy future where "runcibles" (matter transmitters controlled by AIs) allow interstellar travel in an eye blink throughout the settled worlds of the Polity. Unfortunately Cormac is nearly burnt out, "gridlinked" to the AI net so long that his humanity has begun to drain away. He has to take the cold-turkey cure and shake his addiction to having his brain on the net.

Now he must do without just as hes sent to investigate the unique runcible disaster that's wiped out the entire human colony on planet Samarkand in a thirty-megaton explosion. With the runcible out, Cormac must get there by ship, but he has incurred the wrath of a vicious psychopath called Arian Pelter, who now follows him across the galaxy with a terrifying psychotic killer android in tow. And deep beneath Samarkand's surface there are buried mysteries, fiercely guarded.

This is fast-moving, edge-of-the-seat entertainment, and a great introduction to the work of one of the most exciting new SF talents in years.

"Synopsis" by ,
Praise for the British Edition:

"Gritty. Now, there's a word you don't often hear in connection with science fiction — more's the pity. If all novels could employ this atmosphere as well as Gridlinked does, I could wish that all authors followed Neal Asher's lead. Then again, this unique style is all Asher's; it's highly doubtful that a copy would be as deeply satisfying. . . .And he leaves you eager for more. . . . Is it too early in 2001 to be thinking of a top-ten list? Not with a novel this impressive."-SF site.

“I couldn’t put it down. I even ended up reading it twice. Highly recommended.”—i

“Neal Asher makes the move to the big league with Gridlinked . . . [a] fast-moving and enjoyable tale.”—Starburst magazine

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