Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Gabble Review.

Nice review of The Gabble here at NextRead...

Neal Asher has an amazing imagination combined with a strong understanding of science and its potentials for evolution. Or at least that’s the impression that I’m left with after reading the tales that make up The Gabble and Other Stories.

The wonderful thing about this collection, unlike most, is that the stories share the same universe. So several elements are free to reappear like the Gabbleduck and the Gabble, along with AI and golems and several other unique, fascinating or amazing ideas.

This is my first exposure to both Neal Asher and the Polity Universe and it won’t be the last. He’s a talented storyteller that doesn’t let the science take away from the fiction he’s writing. He makes it a part of the plot and explains it such a way that it’s understandable and vital to the action and not dumbed down at all.

3 comments:

Owen said...

Mr Asher, first may I say I am a rabid fanboy - I love your work!

I can't wait to read The Gabble, but in the mean time I have posted a poor, but enthusiastic review of Prador Moon at
http://unwritable.blogspot.com/2009/02/prador-moon.html

Thanks,
Owen

Dan said...

Prador have to be one of the nastiest races in SF , and have inspired me to create a version of them in the game Gal Civ 2 (which i highly recommend if you enjoy 4X computer games).

Thanks Mr Asher - looking forward to the next book.

Dan

Neal Asher said...

Got a picture of that version, Dan?