Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Technician -- Review

Nice review of The Technician here. Interesting in that it is from someone who is fairly new to my books:

As a relative newcomer to the Polity universe, with this only being my second Asher book, I wasn't sure how well I'd be able to follow the story. I was in for a pleasant surprise. Although the story does take a while to get started and I struggled a little with the technology of it, I thoroughly enjoyed the read.


Andrew said...

Just finished this book and really enjoyed it. Great Stuff.

Did the sea serpent in Voyage of the Dawn Treader remind you of one of your creations?

Was meaning to ask in another post but the cover to this reminded me.

Neal Asher said...

Serpent-like monstrosities have been a staple of the kind of fiction I've read for decades, Andrew. But generally my monsters find their genesis in non-fiction; stuff about our natural world.

I tell you what. If you're talking about the sea-serpent in the film and the way its top end opened up into a hood to expose all those horrible leggy bits, I'd say its more likely that whoever was involved read one of my books!