The Soldier - Rise of the Jain (Paperback)
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Published: 15/11/2018
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The Soldier is the first novel in the no-holds barred Rise of the Jain series, by bestselling science fiction author Neal Asher.

Her mission is vital. Her failure is unthinkable.

A corner of space swarms with alien technology, a danger to all sentient life. It’s guarded by Orlandine, who must keep it contained – as it could destroy entire civilizations. An alien intelligence shares her vigil. But she doesn’t share everything with Dragon . . .

Orlandine is hatching a plan to obliterate this technology, removing its threat forever. For some will do anything to exploit this ancient weaponry, created by a long-dead race called the Jain. This includes activating a Jain super-soldier, which may breach even Orlandine’s defences.

Meanwhile, humanity and the alien prador empire also watch this sector of space, as neither can allow the other to claim its power. However, things are about to change. The Jain might not be as dead as they seemed and interstellar war is just a heartbeat away.

The action continues in The Warship.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509862412
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 29 mm


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Neal Asher's books are like an adrenaline shot targeted directly for the brain - John Scalzi

The Soldier provides everything we demand from Asher: a beautifully complex universe where AIs, aliens and post-humans scheme and struggle – magnificently awesome. Then Asher turns it up to eleven - Peter F. Hamilton

A richly imagined, exotic world, nonstop action, and unimaginable stakes - I couldn't put The Soldier down - Yoon Ha Lee, author of Ninefox Gambit

Neal Asher's coruscating mix of epic space opera, weaponised Darwinism and high-stakes intrigue channels the primal flame of deep-core science fiction - Paul McAuley, author of Four Hundred Billion Stars

This is space opera at a high peak of craftsmanship - Publishers Weekly

Asher is a modern master of Sci-Fi - Starburst

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“Return to form.”

I enjoy Mr Asher and his universe of alien conflict. The last few books have been a bit less than great. This one is much more like the earlier agent Cormac stories. Looking forward to seeing what happens in the next... More

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