Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Brass Man Cover

Mr Sullivan has done the book proud:



The knight errant Anderson is hunting a dragon on the primitive Out-Polity world of Cull, little knowing that far away a man has resurrected a brass killing machine to assist in a similar hunt that encompasses star systems. When agent Cormac learns that an old enemy still lives, he sets out in pursuit aboard the attack ship Jack Ketch … whilst scientist Mika begins discovering the horrifying truth about that ancient technology ostensibly produced by the alien Jain, who died out five million years ago.

On a planet roamed by ferocious insectile monsters the people of Cull must struggle to survive, while they build the industrial base to reach their forefathers’ starship still orbiting far above them. An entity calling itself Dragon assists them, but its motives are questionable, having created genetic by-blows of humans and the hideous local monsters before growing bored with that game. And now Cull, for millennia geologically inactive, suffers earthquakes…

Meanwhile a brass killing machine seeks to escape a bloody past it can neither forget nor truly remember. So mindlessly will continue its search for sanity, which it might find in an instant or not for a thousand years.

15 comments:

Mark said...

In a word - excellent! I really love the new covers Neal, can't wait to see how Jon tackles the rest of them :)

Book Chick City said...

I love it - but then I love everything Jon does :)

Neal Asher said...

I'm seeing it in the process, Mark. Wait until you see Orlandine from Polity Agent...

BCC, yup, Jon's own site is well worth a visit for the sheer gorgeousness of the content.

Larry said...

Hmmm,looks kinda cowboy ish,kinda Firefly. Yee haw ;)

Variant13 said...

Shiney...:-)

Graeme said...

Lovely :)
Looks like the scene during the hailstorm.

tcrawley said...

Hi,

Isn't Brass Man the Third Agent Cormac Novel ?

I hope I am not mixed up ?

Tom

Neal Asher said...

Larry, it is kind of cowboy-ish. That is precisely how Mr Crane dresses. In fact the world of Cull has buttes and gunmen ... it also has a knight, a dragon, and many monsters like the one whose head Mr Crane has just ripped off.

They're all shiny, Variant13.

Yes, that is the scene, Graeme.

t.crawley, yes, Brass Man is the 3rd Cormac novel. One of the fans here has provided this handy graphic to illustrate things:
http://theskinner.blogspot.com/2010/03/graphic-of-polity-timeline_07.html

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

Louis L'Amour done the way i need to see it. i hope JS takes a brushstab at Dragon or Maker.

Graeme said...
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Graeme said...

Minor quibble. Is that a Sleer? And if so is it related in some way to Hooders?

GraemeD said...

Hey Graeme - Yes, a 3rd stage sleer if I remember from the scene.
at least 5 metres long which gives a really nice idea of the scale of Mr Crane !

Graeme said...

It don't look big enough by half indeed. Sleers are have multi thoraxed bodies each with a pair of legs.... I always imagined them to be much more ant like but much bigger, a bit like the Ants in the 60s film "Them".

Mr Crane fabulous... Sleer not so sure. I'm going to go as far as to postulate that the artist is following a theme to bring continuity across the range or was just a bit lazy and likes pointy jagged monsters.

Skar said...

Love the cover. The new style of covers is really working well.

Seth said...

The cover is awesome, and BTW the book is too - one of my favorites. I'm a stickler for logic/science and a lover of action, and your books are some of the few that provide both in spades. Keep it up!

I love this vision of the Sleer and Mr. Crane - not too far from how I imagined them.