Neal Asher is an English author of science fiction novels. He is the author of the Rise of the Jain series, the Agent Cormac series, the Novel of the Polity series, and the Jack Four series.

Asher lives in both Essex and Crete, dividing his time. He grew up as the son of two educators and science fiction fans, finding the genre at a young age. Neal actually first wrote speculative fiction in secondary school, but didn’t start on the path to becoming a writing until he was 25. His first short story was published in 1989. However, he wouldn’t have his first novel published until 2001 with the release of Gridlinked.

Publication Order of Agent Cormac Books

Gridlinked (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Line Of Polity (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brass Man (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Polity Agent (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Line War (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Owner Trilogy Books

The Departure (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zero Point (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jupiter War (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Polity Universe Books

Prador Moon (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hilldiggers (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow of the Scorpion (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Technician (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Far Future Polity Books

The Bosch (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Jack Four Books

Jack Four (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Polity Collections

The Engineer Reconditioned (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Runcible Tales (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gabble And Other Stories (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Rise of the Jain Books

The Soldier (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Warship (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Human (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Spatterjay Books

The Skinner (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Voyage of the Sable Keech (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Orbus (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Transformation Books

Dark Intelligence (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
War Factory (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Infinity Engine (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Cowl (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

The Engineer (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mason's Rats (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conflicts (With: Eric Brown,Keith Brooke) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Owning the Future (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lockdown Tales (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Africa Zero (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snow in the Desert (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mindgames: Fool's Mate (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Story Behind the Book (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Year's Best SF 11(2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Subterfuge(2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conflicts(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Total Conflict(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
London Centric(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Neal Asher Books, You’ll Love…

The Soldier is the first book in the Rise of the Jain series. The book takes place in a far corner of space on the borders between humanity’s Polity worlds and the kingdom of the vicious crab-like prador. Here there is a threat to both races: a accretion disc which is a solar system designed by the Jain race that has enough technology to destroy entire civilizations. The two civilizations want to keep control of the technology away from the other so they put a third party in charge of protecting it.

The Agent Cormac series begins with Gridlinked. The story begins with the runcible buffers on Samarkand being mysteriously sabotaged. The act kills thousands and destroys a terraforming project. Agent Cormac is sent by ship to investigate what happened. However, he is not the only one heading that way as he earned the wrath of a psychopath named Pelter who is following him. Cormac will begin to investigate, discovering two alien beast, as he has to fight off the fury of Pelter. Cormac will need to rescue the Samarkand project will also trying to protect his own life.

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